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  • Wed, Apr 18 2018 1:20 AM

    • TJ713
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    Can AAF be exported w media offline? I need an Avid AND Premiere genius to help me please!

    Hi, forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I haven't worked on Avid in a couple of years. 

    I'm picking up a project that has been edited both in Avid AND Premiere. For multiple reasons, I have to continue the edit in Premiere. 

    I was given an AAF file of the final seq in Avid. This will not open in Premiere and causes Premiere to crash. I created a NEW Premiere project, and it also crashed when importing the AAF file. I reverted to previous versions of Premiere, and same thing, it crashed when importing the AAF file. I contacted Adobe, and their support specialists also tried to open the AAF - and it wouldn't open for them either!

    So I suppose the next option is to open the Avid project and re-export the AAF. (correct?) 

    I opened the Avid project file I was given, and all of the media is offline. I cannot find the original footage. Is this why the AAF file will not open and is causing Premiere to crash? 

    FWIW, I have no idea if this is related, but the footage does appear in Premiere. I think it's proxy footage tho.. I'll have to do some more sleuthing. 

    I appreciate any advice and/or suggestions! Thank you so very much! 

  • Wed, Apr 18 2018 11:14 AM In reply to

    Re: Can AAF be exported w media offline? I need an Avid AND Premiere genius to help me please!

    Oh the hoops people jump through...

    The obvious answer is to work in Avid but if pain is the game.

    How large is the AAF (and what duration)?

    That will give an indication of if it contains media or just the sequence info.

    Most likley just the sequence info.

    So in Avid you would probably have to divide the sequence up and export as chuncks to find out whats upsetiing Preimere.

    Maybe try each video track then each audio track. Or try the first 10 mins then the next 10 etc.

    But odds are you will get the AAF in but not be able to linmk it to the media. The media would have to be ingested to Premiere afresh.

    Some people have found using Resolve as a stepping stone helps clean the AAF. But from experience you will spend a lot of time trying to get not very far.

     

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  • Wed, Apr 18 2018 9:04 PM In reply to

    • TJ713
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    Re: Can AAF be exported w media offline? I need an Avid AND Premiere genius to help me please!

    Thank you Pat! I did try dividing the seq up into chunks, and that worked, for a BIT! Then it didn't. Hah. I had tried in 5 min increments. Each video track is a great idea! Will try that. Thanks again! 

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