as a Nuendo user since verion 1.0 there is a feature or workflow I still strongly need.
When recording sound on location for documentaries, films and TV we usually record with portable multitracks recorders where a number of different sources are recorded: premix and ISO tracks, all embedded in a single BWAV poly file. These ISO tracks can also contain different kind of sources: lavalier microphones, plant microphones, stereo and surround techniques.
When these poly files are imported in Nuendo they are recognised as multitrack surround files, and I can put them in the timeline of my project window only in a single “surround” track, unless I convert them into mono tracks and spread them into different mono tracks, which means doubling the space in my hard drives and a lot of faffing around to regroup.
In this case I would like to keep my original poly file and wiithout being forced to convert them into mono, I would like to spread them over few different tracks (ProTools do that). Even further I would like to be able (still using the original poly file) to spread them into different kind of tracks: mono if the source is mono, stereo or surround if some of the tracks are stereo, so to have a nicely ordered mix of techniques I can work with, without having a huge amount of monotracks to regroup to be able to use as originally intended (Reaper do that).
It would be also nice to be able to see the tracknames of the ISO tracks in the Pool and possibly in the region or event in the timeline. At the moment I can only see them clicking in the info column of the file if they are inserted in the Comment by a software like Wave Agent, but I cannot see them if directly imported from a recorder.
Unlocking that feature could bring into the unlocking of the next feature I am constantly using and doing on a daily basis.
When importing an AAF or OMF from the edit suite, I need to change the imported deteriorated files with the original location sound, so I am sure I am using the best quality and sounding material bringing back also the lost metadata. At the moment I am doing it with a workaround using ProTool, which I had to buy only for that feature, (the Field Recorder Match Criteria one) then from there I export an AAF into Nuendo. I would love to be able to do that directly into Nuendo either for time saving and not to loose metadata.
I may have missed something or didn’t found it in the manual but if anyone already cracked this workflow with Nuendo, by all means share it with us.