OMF / AAF Mix Handoff Spec

ear Info for Clients, Tech Info

Overview

We mix in Pro Tools and require the following: an OMF of AAF file, and Quicktime video. Usually we also like EDL and XML.

For documentary: we also love to get wild ambience and actual sound recorded on-location, when available.

Prior to export

Please be sure there are NO DISABLED AUDIO CLIPS. Disabled clips on the timeline cause a crash on import into Pro Tools. To include muted clips (for instance for alternate takes) enable clips and turn volume all the way down.

It can save mix time if tracks are organized before handing off. An ideal audio tracks layout:
A) Primary dialog tracks (and no secondary FX or other sync sound)
B) B-roll Tracks, other sync sound,
B2) any sfx or ambience added
C) Music Tracks (and nothing but music) Please note if picture, music, or anything else is not final!

Adobe Premiere

1) Quicktime Movie h.264 with audio, native framerate, 640px wide or greater.

2) OMF embedded media, Trim Audio Files YES, Handle Frames:  96,   Include Pan Yes
See settings screenshot here:  https://goo.gl/JoX1YY

3) FCP-XML file with each version of picture.

 

Final Cut Pro 7

1) Quicktime Movie h.264 with audio, native framerate, 640px wide or greater.

2) OMF embedded media 4-sec handles, crossfades yes, volume and pan yes.

3) FCP-XML file with each version of picture.