0

I'm starting to get professional jobs for my sound design services and I only have Pro Tools 8 M-Powered. What would be the best way to work with the video editor since I cannot import OMF files. Should I just import the .mov file and start syncing up the dialog from there? Or is there a more efficient way? Thanks!

1

You could grab a demo of a software that allows OMF import, make sure its sync with video, then bounce a full length mono or stereo file out and import that into pro tools.

Otherwise, you may be manually syncing omf.... ugh. Hope there aren't a lot of takes/cuts!

1

You can probably find a cheap Digitranslator licence on eBay. I bought a few used licences on eBay when I started out a couple of years ago, saved me a lot of money.

0

If you are getting a lot of jobs, then invest in upgrading to Pro Tools 9, OMF importing is so important.

  • I'm thinking about getting digitranslator if I can find it for cheap. Will that get the job done? – Mitchell Scott Mar 5 '11 at 3:25
  • 1
    @Mitchell I think pro tools 9 upgrade is cheaper or similar price to buying Digitranslator? You will need Timecode and OMF importing to get serious. Do you have any connections with anyone who is a student? ask them to help you buy the academic version of ptools if you're stuck for cash. – edmatthews82 Mar 5 '11 at 4:41
  • 1
    @edmatthews82 - crossgrade to Pro Tools 9 from M is $350. i'd suggest looking into that. you'll be getting a lot of other features that will be useful in the future besides omf and timecode support. – Shaun Farley Mar 6 '11 at 16:08
  • @shaunfarley I just don't know if my macbook could handle Pro Tools 9 at the moment. I only have one measly gb of ram and think I can only have 2gb maximum of ram. Also, wouldn't I need to switch over from Leopard to Snow Leopard to run PT 9? Btw I have the Santa Rosa model. – Mitchell Scott Mar 6 '11 at 17:16
0

Take a look at the discussion here. Looks very similar to your question.

OMF Options, Workaround?

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.