AAF and Autodesk Flame/Smoke 2012 (working with AMA and DNxHD)

Native AMA Edit

Avid Export Options

  1. Export from Avid with Link to (Don’t Export) Media Option and don’t include Audio/Video Rendered effects.
  2. Enable AAF Edit Protocol.
  3. Export the AAF.
  4. Put the AAF to the top Directory of your media.

Smoke/Flame Gateway Options

  1. Start with the same Project settings as the corresponding Avid Project (optional)
  2. Enter the Clip Library
  3. Change to Dual View from the Pop up button on the top left corner.
  4. Change the top view to your current Project Library
  5. Change the bottom view to the Folder with you AAF file
  6. Expand the folder so you can see your AAF and one of your RED media at the same time. The R3D media should be in a folder bellow your AAF file
  7. Double click the AAF to select it and to bring the AAF setting at the bottom of the Interface
  8. Swipe to the right to see extra information about the resolution/TC/FPS/Duration etc of the selected AAF
  9. Click the Metadata Option to reveal the Clip Name and Clip Resolution options.
  10. Change the Clip Resolution to Select Resolution
  11. Select a R3D clip from the library and press Copy from Selected Clip at the Metadata Option
  12. Now the AAF has taken the resolution from the R3D file.
  13. At the Media Options Tab set the Search Criteria for the R3D files to the following
  14. Use Filename
  15. Use Framerate
  16. Check Store Local Copy if you want to create a copy of your media to the local Framestore
  17. Drag the AAF from the bottom windows to your Project Library

for relinking to DNXHD/MXF media uncheck Use Filename and check Use UMID

Also Check Grand Kay’s video for AAF Timeline Conforming

Watch this video on YouTube.

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