Forgive me if this is nothing new, but thought this worth posting. Not trying to beat a dead horse though I might be.
Working on 13-episode broadcast show, I receive edited music from the composer in a ProTools session.
Have been outputting OMFs from PT to N6 to get tracks in. Decided to try AAF to retain fades instead of rendering.
Long story short -
PT10.3.4 OMF -> N6, rendered fades
PT10.3.4 AAF -> N6, rendered fades
N6 OMF -> PT10.3.4, live fades
N6 AAF -> PT10.3.4, live fades
Working in a facility environment with editors, I regularly receive OMFs from FCP. Whether it’s ProTools or Nuendo, the fades come in live, not rendered.
FCP OMF -> PT10.3.4 + N6, live fades
Given all the bellyaching we’ve done at Steinberg’s expense regarding AAFs, I thought it extremely interesting that there’s no way, unless it’s now possible in ProTools11, to package live (read: unrendered) fades to a different DAW, though non-AVID branded DAWs and NLEs are able to deliver live fades to ProTools. I realize that there are other issues with AAFs at hand here, and beyond, but who, then, is to fault in making collaboration between these two DAWs at least problematic?
It’s probably somewhat rare, but I use both DAWs regularly in our facility. Never really thought the “problem” of flexibility of working with other DAWs would originate on Avid’s side. Does it?