SonyEPM wrote on 2/17/2000, 9:36 AM
We are always trying to make our products more friendly to the post
community. Please keep your suggestions coming!

OMF is being replaced by AAF, ("Advanced Authoring Format"), so it
doesn't make much sense for us to spend the time and effort
developing OMF Import/Export for Vegas. We have considered supporting
AAF in Vegas in the future, and it may show up down the road- no
promises. AAF is just beginning to solidify as a standard.

Here's a non-OMF solution that should work well for you:

Export your audio tracks from AVID to .wavs or .aifs, along with a
low-rez video proxy file. Export the AVID tracks dry-no EQ.

You might consider doing only a synch/dialog (and maybe scratch
music) track in AVID, then exporting only those tracks. Do all the
FX, ambient, ADR, etc stuff in Vegas so you'll have more control of
your audio. It'll also be worth it to re-layin the music, but your
scratch music track will make it easy to synch this up.

Edit/Mix to your heart's content in Vegas, using the proxy video in
Vegas as your reference picture. When you are done with the mix, save
out "Left" and "Right" .aif files, and open those back up as
LeftMix/RightMix tracks in AVID. Synch them to (AVID) picture (should
be easy if you saved out from "timeline start" in both apps).

If you are lucky enough to have AVR77+ you could playback right off
the timeline and record to tape. Done. If you are onlining this show,
create a V-only edl, dump the mix to your deck (match the TC!)and V-
only auto assemble your video over the top.

There is an obvious drawback to the track export method described
above- exporting audio tracks from AVID will give you big audio files
with "empty" sections, and you won't be able to maintain visible edit
edges. The Vegas audio waveforms will really help though.

I have tried the methods described above and they do work- let us
know if you have more questions.

Good luck-

Dave Hill

Sam Watson wrote:
>>I would love it if there were a utility to convert Avid
>>MediaComposer sequences saved as OMF files to the Vegas
>>file format. Vegas is a very promising program and I am
>>intrigued by the idea of trying to use it for film/TV post
>>Any chance the SF guys would have time or interest in
>>creating such a utility?