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!
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!
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.
If you are getting a lot of jobs, then invest in upgrading to Pro Tools 9, OMF importing is so important.
Take a look at the discussion here. Looks very similar to your question.