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Protools File types? Your choice? SDII, Aiff or Wav?
View Poll Results: What files type do you use in Protools?
SDII
5 Votes - 4.85%
Aiff
12 Votes - 11.65%
Wav
86 Votes - 83.50%
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Old 13th October 2007
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Protools File types? Your choice? SDII, Aiff or Wav?

I use SDII @ 24/48 still... What are the pros using?
Old 13th October 2007
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I see 90%+ Wave files.
Old 13th October 2007
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You should not be using sd2 - the days of resource forks is numbered.

I use WAV (BWF) for the most portability.

Rail
Old 13th October 2007
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BWF
Old 13th October 2007
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Does protools give a choice for bwav yet?
Old 13th October 2007
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.aiff
Old 13th October 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by myowave View Post
Does protools give a choice for bwav yet?
Yup.
Old 13th October 2007
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Yup.
And has for a long time.

Rail
Old 13th October 2007
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Quote:
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You should not be using sd2 - the days of resource forks is numbered.

I use WAV (BWF) for the most portability.

Rail
Yeah. There may be a time when software stops supporting it.

Yipeee. Years of lost masters.
Old 13th October 2007
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ok! Yall win, Im going wav 24/48...
Old 14th October 2007
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Does protools give a choice for bwav yet?
Since about 2002.
Old 14th October 2007
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24/48 .wav files
Old 14th October 2007
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24/44.1 wav
Old 14th October 2007
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We do 48k 24bit WAV for a while now...

Only soundeffects or stuff that wil be stretched or so is recorded in higher samplerates...

Kind regards from Belgium

Pedro
Old 10th January 2008
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Can protools still load SDII files? I have been off of protools for a while and a client just told me protools only takes WAV and AIFF. I was puzzled and google found this thread. Hoping for a fast reply thanks.
Old 10th January 2008
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Can protools still load SDII files? I have been off of protools for a while and a client just told me protools only takes WAV and AIFF. I was puzzled and google found this thread. Hoping for a fast reply thanks.
On a Mac.... Yes, PT still loads and plays SDII files. BUT, I found this on the Digi site:

"SD2 files have a Data fork (audio) and Resource fork (file information). Copying to a Windows formatted drive will cause the Resource fork to be lost, and the file will then not be seen as a valid sound file by Pro Tools."
Old 10th January 2008
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Thanks. I think I have had that happen to me when people have sent ME sd2 files. Makes sense. He is on a Mac. Should be okay I guess. good to know that it seems to be being phased out.

If anyone has more info please post it!
Old 10th January 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cleantone;1752135.
If anyone has more info please post it!
You might want to go to the Digidesign site and search SD2. When I found the info I posted there were additional details and possible solutions listed if you run into SD2 files that have been "stripped" on a windows machine.
Old 11th January 2008
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The recommended standard from the Recording Academy's Producer & Engineer Wing is 24-bit BWF. Most clients send me 48k or 96k files.
Old 12th January 2008
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The recommended standard from the Recording Academy's Producer & Engineer Wing is 24-bit BWF. Most clients send me 48k or 96k files.
That is correct. Most of the majors will not accept anything except WAV/BWF files.


JFW
Old 12th January 2008
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24 Bit/48k BWF
Old 12th January 2008
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DP

When is DP adding BWF support as it's native record format? SDII is so 1989. C'mon boys!

Danny

Last edited by dannygold; 12th January 2008 at 06:55 AM.. Reason: spelling
Old 12th January 2008
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http://www.grammy.com/PDFs/Recording...Guidelines.pdf

I would highly reccomend downloading and printing this document for future reference. If you are ever in the situation where you need to transfer your session to another studio/engineer, it might save your ass. If you have assistants or interns, make them read it as well.
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