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    • Adrian Redmond
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    AAF ???

    Can anyone give me a simple conceptual explanation of AAF file exports and what they are used for?

    I am currently editing a series of films - each with its own seuence but within the same avid MC project and sharing common raw material - and the client may require aaf files - so I'm interested in knowing whether aaf data is exported for an entire project or for a single timeline sequence?

    I undertstand that this is a way of transfering data between workstations/editors, but I know nothing about the concept and how it works in practice and I am unable to find any explanation that doesn't rely on understanding a lot of the terminology first.

    Help anyone? Or suggestions to good sources of explanations?



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  • Wed, May 25 2022 7:04 PM In reply to

    Re: AAF ???

    AAFs only transfer a single sequence of metadata (and optionally media)

    It's used a lot to send a finished offline to a sound dub. And if round tripping to say resolve for a grade.

    But between Avid Media Composer systems you send bins.

    Or a whole project if needed. 

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