FCP 7: Send Files to Adobe Audition Using OMF

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The best way to improve the quality of your picture is to improve the quality of your sound. However, what that means in real-life is moving files from your video editing software into audio editing software.

Like Soundtrack Pro, Adobe Audition is specifically designed for audio editing, repair, and mixing. Unlike Soundtrack, however, Audition is alive and well and Adobe is developing new versions.

Last week, in my weekly webinar, I illustrated how to use Audition CS5.5 to repair problem audio. In fact, watching Audition remove hum and noise is almost breath-taking!

The key first step in is to know how to move files from FCP to Audition – and bring them back. The best way to exchange files is using OMF – and this tutorial shows you exactly how to do it.

This video training is an excerpt from my Adobe Audition webinar and illustrates how to use OMF to move files from FCP to Audition and how to move a completed mix back, along with a quick overview of the Audition interface. (click here to view the contents of the entire webinar.)

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2 Responses to FCP 7: Send Files to Adobe Audition Using OMF

  1. Karl Markovich says:

    Why not just send a Final Cut 7 XML to Audition and not an OMF? Are there pro/cons to that approach?

    • Larry Jordan says:

      The problem with using XML, is that FCP sends all audio and video clips as separate clips. However, Audition only allows one video clip, which is placed to one track. No layers and no multiple video clips are allowed.

      This means that you need to use XML to export the audio clips, then export a second pass for the video. So, it ends up being the same as using OMF.

      Both work. OMF is easier.


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