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  • Fri, Jul 6 2018 3:34 AM

    • Neil Sadwelkar
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    Avid AAF to Premiere Pro back to Avid via AAF damages Avid project

    I just encountered a situation where taking out an Avid AAF to Premiere Pro, working in Premiere Pro, and then back to Avid via AAF damages the Avid project.

    The details. Avid MC 2018.4, Premiere pro 2018. Both on the same Apple MacPro.

    Avid MC project with all DNxHD36 media. 1080p24
    In project, subclips from master clips and synced with audio, and made into Auto-Sync clips
    Auto-Sync clips laid in an assembly sequence.

    Standard feature film workflow in the Avid.

    This Avid assembly seq exported as AAF as linked audio and video.
    Avid AAF imported into Premiere Pro, and relinked to Avid MXF files.
    Edit done in Premiere Pro. No clip effects added.

    Premiere Pro timeline exported as AAF. No boxes checked.
    This AAF imported into Avid.

    Not one clip (from Premiere Pro AAF) relinks to media.
    Avid hangs and crashes whenever that sequence opened.

    And here's the clincher.

    All master clips of which subclips were in the sequence exported as AAF in the first place, in original Avid bins, now get renamed with the name of the sub clip, so they lose original clip names. Then also get a different codec assigned to them, and become unplayable, and cannot be relinked to the original media file. 
    Even the original Avid assembly sequence becomes unplayable. 

    So, basically, as far as I can tell, IMPORTING A PREMIERE PRO AAF INTO AN AVID MC BIN (8.9.3 OR 2018.4) DAMAGES THE AVID PROJECT!!

    Neil from Mumbai
  • Fri, Jul 6 2018 7:39 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid AAF to Premiere Pro back to Avid via AAF damages Avid project

    There aren't many who consider MC and Premiere as compatible NLE systems. Moving AAFs around between them is a risky game.

    I always advice clients to stick with one NLE system. Or they risk lots of wasted Post time and errors.

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