Can you open a .ptf session in logic and vice vera??
Old 25th March 2009
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Can you open a .ptf session in logic and vice vera??

If not, how is it possible to transfer a session over to either or?

I'm getting Logic and want to transfer sessions between the two frequently.
Old 25th March 2009
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You will probably need SSL Pro Convert or other software to translate... or OMF file support.
Old 25th March 2009
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If not, how is it possible to transfer a session over to either or?

I'm getting Logic and want to transfer sessions between the two frequently.
You can't import a PTF file between Logic and Protools. You can either
transfer the .WAV files manually between the two, or use OMF.

SSL's ProConvert claims to export a valid Apple XML file, but I have
never used it .. so I can't tell you how well it works... although they've yet
to come out with a Mac version ..
jeff
Old 25th March 2009
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Forgive the ignorance but how do I use OMF? Is it a program I download?
Old 25th March 2009
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Forgive the ignorance but how do I use OMF? Is it a program I download?
No, you buy it - at a hefty price..

thank digi
Old 25th March 2009
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My friend just dumped an OMF from cubase and I opened it in Logic. Nice. Oh, it's free in cubase...
Old 25th March 2009
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In order to use OMF with Protools, you'll need to get the Digitranslator
option to Protools. As others have noted, it is not a free option.

Digitranslator comes with the DV toolkit and the Complete Production
toolkit options as well.

Every once-in-a-while, you'll see someone selling Digitranslator on
EBay or something. .. which is good, because Digitranslator costs
way more than it should.

Please be advised that OMF carries limited session information between
Logic and PT. Tracks and regions map back and forth, but little
else (bussing, inserts, sends, etc.).

(perhaps due to loss of session info ..... )

In practice, people seldom ping-pong back and forth between DAW
applications .. they'll use one for a particular task (like tracking for
example) and then transfer for some other task (like mixing or post).

jeff
Old 19th July 2009
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It's so lame that ProTools doesn't support exporting OMF

OMF (Open Media Framework) is such a great format for going between different applications. The OMF project file contains all the audio files in sync (but excludes any plugins on the channels). I primarily mix in Cubase which includes OMF support, and I think many other major mixing applications support exporting OMF. However, ProTools does not support exporting OMF without Digitranslator, which costs an extra $500. The SSL Pro-Convert looks like a great conversion solution, but that cost $700, which to me is a lot to pay for converting a file. Does anyone know of cheaper way to, for example, to convert a .ptf to .omf (or .cpr) without ProTools and Digitranslator?

Ryan
Old 19th July 2009
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Hey all- I had the same situation in needing to go from Pro Tools to Logic t0 mix. And I had the OMF capabilities on an HD rig at school, but it still didn't work for me. I'm not saying it wasn't somehow my fault.

But what I ended up doing was a Pro Tools consolidate and export all tracks. Consolidate basically adds silence so that the beginning of each track, even if it is an overdub, starts at the beginning of the other tracks, so you can just import them in another DAW without losing an anchor at the beginning.

You would select the tracks you want to export in the overall audio files folder in Pro Tools, and version 8 works much, much better for this than 7 did.

Hope any of this helps, sorry I can't be more specific as to doing it, I'm not in front of Pro Tools at the moment.
Old 19th July 2009
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Omf has a 2gb limit which I never thought i'd have difficulties with until recently. Had a huge project to get from Cubase to Protools and it was 2.82gb.
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