An open Letter to The Steinberg Developement Team:
Congratulations on the new release of Nuendo 8.
Nuendo 8 - the new standard in audio to picture work. What a great title!
The new version of Nuendo for sure has a lot of new and exciting features and I have looked at them in both awe and excitement. There is, however, still the essential feature of “field recorder workflow” missing.
By “Field recorder workflow” I mean the process of handling audio with metadata form recording devices from companies such as Sound Devices, Zaxcom and now Zoom (with the new F-series recorders), and syncing location audio with the video from the editor. The editor in this case, only needs to edit video-material with the on location mix - the extra tracks of field audio will be able to sync up in the daw, leaving you, as the sound editor, to take care of the rest.
It is both a smart, time-saving and now an essential feature of a professional post production workflow for both film and tv. It has been a stable feature in Avid Pro Tools for years now and it is the only feature, that forces Nuendo users like myself in tv and film, to have a copy of Pro Tools in the background of my Nuendo-session.
Calling your new Nuendo version the standard in audio to picture work, is somewhat bothersome, when you are lacking an essential feature, that your main competitor (Avid) has (and has had for years). What is even more bothersome is, that I as a user of Nuendo and an audio professional, have to explain to video-editors, that I need their sessions with all audio tracks exported into AAF/OMF, when my competitors (Pro Tools users) can have it another and better way. Also the fact that I need Pro Tools (or other expensive 3rd party software) is just tiring.
I chose Nuendo over Pro Tools due to the many great and superior features and the workflow. Nuendo just need the above, to make it the most complete audio post production software. I cannot be the only professional Nuendo user needing this in my workflow.
For reference on how this feature works in pro tools, see this video:
The above is a recap of a previous post I made in the Nuendo 7 forum.
- Mads Stagis