I want to do some final sound mixing in Reaper but it cannot open the OMF files! Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
I don't think Reaper allows for OMF import. I remember a while back I wanted to give Reaper an honest try, but it didn't support OMF so gave up. It's been a while so they may have added this functionality. Although based on your question, I take it they didn't :-)
Okay, so after some pondering, I went ahead and got AA Translator - cheap $160 license for the full version.
I have an OMF exported from FCP with an mp4 guide track. The OMF properly translated to a Reaper rpp project file and it also exported to a Sony Vegas EDL text file. Both files opened up perfectly without any problems.
Only issue: Neither load to Reaper or Vegas contained the video file (an mp4). I wonder if the OMF did not contain the video file and they just made a reference track after the fact. Not a big deal for Vegas - the OMF log told me all the offsets were 00:00, so I just dropped it in and the video file lined up no problem with everything.
Reaper, on the other hand, only loaded the audio from the mp4 file, no video. Are you sure Reaper can view a video track? Reaper definitely works for the audio, but not being able to track with the video will still leave me using Vegas.
Not familiar with reaper, but I know that Ptools does not play well with others because of the their insistence on separate L and R files. Getting OMF between PT and Nuendo is a bitch unless you buy SSDs $600 conversion software (which i have never used, but has a good rep on the boards).
Yea, reaper does not natively support OMF. Reaper in general is weak to sync / working with video.
I just wish someone could fix the AAF from sony vegas to pro tools problem.