Bringing a multi-channel audio project from Premiere to Vegas and back

tim-neighbors wrote on 8/25/2020, 6:23 PM

Is there any way to export an OMF or other multichannel audio format from Premiere that can be imported into Vegas? I'm doing sound mixing on a film, but I'm much more comfortable working with Vegas on the audio than doing it in Premiere or protools. What is the best way to accomplish this?


fr0sty wrote on 8/25/2020, 10:03 PM

VEGAS can import multi-channel MXF files, or you can export each channel as its own wav and import the separate wav stems into VEGAS from there. I think VEGAS also supports multi-channel wav files up to 8 channels as well, it renders those files IIRC.



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rraud wrote on 8/26/2020, 1:45 PM

A multichannel (poly) wave or MXL are not EDL (project) files like a OMF or AAF if that is what you want, Otherwise a multichannel or mutible timeline rendered files can often suffice.

VP supports AAF but not OMF. However in my experience, importing AAF files from other NLEs has been futile. (though I have not tried tried on Magix VP versions). VP does not support the OMF format, so I use AATranslator to transcode to a XML script file, which contains all the parameters of the OMF. AATranslator can convert to .veg and .txt as well.

If Premiere can export an XML, that 'may' work in VP, but I am not sure of that.