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  • Mon, Feb 19 2024 3:40 PM

    Idea [I] How to: AAF DUMP

    AAF dumps help you troubleshoot issues with AAFs. 

    They are generated in .TXT format and show information like how many mobs are attached to the sequence, Which version of MC the AAF was created in, and generally convert the AAF into a readable .TXT format showing the name of the clip, which track it's on, edit rate, project format, etc.

    Attached to this thread is an AAF dump I have created. 

     

    To create an AAF dump, follow the steps below: 

    1. Create a folder on your Desktop called AAFDUMP (Can be named whatever, but ensure there are no spaces in the folder name, or a folder with spaces in the file path).

    2. Drag the AAF to the folder on the desktop. (Ensure the AAF has no spaces in its name). 

    3. Navigate to: C:\Program Files\Avid\Avid Media Composer\SupportingFiles\Utilities\AAFDump.exe - and copy that .exe to the AAF dump folder on the desktop. 

    4. Navigate to: C:\Program Files\Avid\Avid Media Composer\AAFCOAP.dll - and copy that .dll to the AAF dump folder on the desktop.

    You should end up with a folder looking like this (with the .dll .exe and .aaf)...

    5. Select the explorer path bar in this location, and type in CMD. Like this...

    6. A terminal will appear with the location to this folder 

    7. Type in AAFDump.exe so the location points to the executable. Like this...

    8. Type in the location of the AAF, So the command will look like AAFDump.exe C:\Users\pkapadia\Desktop\AAFDump\TEST.aaf

    9. Type in the output location of where you want to dump the TXT, so the command will look like AAFDump.exe C:\Users\pkapadia\Desktop\AAFDump\TEST.aaf > OUTPUT.TXT

    The full command looks like this:

    Hit enter, and you'll get a .TXT in the specified output location showing the described info

    Hope this helps!

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