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Guy Handelman
AAF and wav files
on Jan 29, 2014 at 10:15:40 pm

Question:
How do you take an unembedded AAF file and several thousand wav files and link them together in Avid?

Situation:
When receiving material from a sound mixer, I am used to receiving an embedded AAF file (huge file). This time, my sound mixer sent me an AAF file (very small) along with about 20,000 wav files (every sound in the entire film). When I imported the AAF, it showed up in the bin as a sequence and 20,000 clips; all of the clips were perfectly labeled, but all of them were offline. I imagine there must be a way to link those offline clips with the 20,000 wav files. Ordinarily, I'd ask the sound mixer, but he isn't being helpful and says it works fine on his end, etc. and is not willing to make and send an embedded AAF.


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Richard Sanchez
Re: AAF and wav files
on Jan 29, 2014 at 10:49:18 pm

First, close the bin with the offline media.

The WAV files are most likely avid media that needs to go into an OMFI MediaFiles folder. On the root of your hard drive, create a folder called "OMFI MediaFiles" and drop the waves in there. The Avid should automatically database those files.

Now open the bin, those clips should be online.

Richard Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Guy Handelman
Re: AAF and wav files
on Jan 30, 2014 at 12:42:41 am

Thank you Richard! This solved my problem. This is a Japanese production, so arigato gozaimasu.


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Richard Sanchez
Re: AAF and wav files
on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:11:46 am

Happy to help!

Richard Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Job ter Burg
Re: AAF and wav files
on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:03:13 pm

Also, tell the Sound Mixer to work with you. He's being a d*ck.


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