Creating an AAF or OMF
The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a professional file interchange format designed for the video post production and authoring environment. AAFs can include both audio and video, but the type you’ll want to use is audio only.
Final Cut 7 does not have a native AAF export, but it does have a useful OMF export function. See instructions in the OMF section.
Export As: AAF
Include All Video Tracks: Unchecked
Include All Audio Tracks: Checked
Export Method: Consolidate Media
Handle Length: 3 or 4 seconds worth of frames
Include Rendered Audio Effects: Unchecked
Render All Audio Effects: Unchecked
Convert Audio File Format To: Wave
Audio: Embedded in AAF
While premiere CS6 does have an option for creating an AAF, at the current time those options are not compatible with Pro Tools – our in house audio editing software. Premiere is also able to create OMFs, which work perfectly however, so take a look at the OMF part of this page for instructions.
Open Media Framework (OMF) or is a platform-independent file format intended for transfer of digital media between different software applications. OMFs can either have embedded audio or linked audio. You’ll want to use the embedded type. You’ll also want to create 3 second handles so that we can further smooth the dialogue and music edits.
Sequence audio tracks: disabled tracks not included, enabled tracks are.
Depth: 16 or 24 bit
Handle Length: 4 seconds
Check boxes: all checked
OMFs are only available as an export option in standard definition projects inside of Avid Media Composer. We recommend exporting AAFs from Avid systems instead.