Overview of AAF, OMFI and MXF Files. Represents raw audio or video and are stored in individual files Media files can be directly perceived, that is you can hear or see them Audio files contain samples; video files contain frames
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Media files can be directly perceived, that is you can hear or see them
Audio files contain samples; video files contain frames
Media files account for most of the hard drive space used by a projectDefinitions: Media Files
Examples include: scene #, take, sample rate, bit depth, SMPTE frame rate, region names…
Metadata cannot be directly perceived, a software application is required to see metadata
Info embedded in a session or sequence file that includes what media files are used, where they appear on the timeline, etc
For AAF/OMFs – info about unrendered AudioSuite effects
For AAF/OMFs – info about automation (clip based gain)Definitions: Metadata
AAF or OMF sequences (including those with embedded audio)
Individual Avid video files in the MXF or OMF format
OMF audio files
Note: Additional AVID video hardware/software is required for importing MXF and OMF video.
With DigiTranslator 2.0 or higher, you can export AAF, MXF, and OMF files from Pro Tools using:
Bounce to Disk
Export Regions as Files
Export Selected Tracks as OMF/AAF commands.
Digitize (capture) video in real time into pro tools,
Playback video to external monitors
Dedicated video card reduces strain on CPU
Enhanced compatibility with AVID systems