I was a long time user of Vegas but moved away from it once I started using protools because there was no way in Vegas to export an OMF to finish in PT. With version 12 they have added an export AAF for Pro Tools function, so I downloaded a demo to try it out before handing my cash over to Sony...
Overall it seem the AAF conversion works, everything opens in PT and looks to be correct, however I'm having one problem.
My test timeline I created is a mix of MOV (5d shot) MXF (EX3 media exported from the clipbrowser), MP3 and WAV music files. When I export the AAF, VP12 converts all the audio in the sequence to .AIF files. All the .MOV sourced .AIF files are fine, however all the MXF, MP3 and WAV sourced files result in silence. I eventually drug all 400+ .AIF files that were created from MXF into a timeline and confirmed all 400 are silent.
- So I figured maybe it can't deal with MXF correctly, but creating a new sequence and dropping one single MXF clip in the timeline and exporting an AAF, the resulting audio file was fine (the same clip was silent when previously exported from my main sequence).
- Thought maybe the sequence was too long/too many tracks or something, deleted everything but the first 5 MXF clips: when exporting to AAF, 2 of the 5 result in .AIF files which have audio, the other 3 are silent. Oddly, these same 2 clips that have audio now were silent when exported from original sequence. I've checked all the settings on the files to see if anything is different but it's all identical.
I've tried cleaning out the bins and saving the session with media to a new folder, same result.
I wanted to try to see if I could get help on the Sony forums, however you have to have a registered product to post and I'm specifically using a trial to determine if their product actually works. So no chance of actualy fixing the bug so I'll buy the software...
Not sure what else to try, but I'm intrigued enough by the fact that in some scenarios the audio does export correctly. Wondering if anyone else has even tried this function or gotten it to work. Even if you don't have Pro Tools, you can export to AAF and then check the AIF files in the folder it creates... again most times anything sourced from MFX, MP3 or WAV is silent for me. The .mov files seem to work fine.