Exporting AAF Files (AAF Export)

You can export a project file that you edited with EDIUS as an AAF file.

Note

  • Only active sequences will be exported.

  • The following information will not be exported.

    • Tracks with no clip

    • Audio tracks with no channel map setting

    • Title track

    • Tracks with mute setting

    • All effects (As for the pan and volume settings, source files that reflect their settings will be exported.)

  • Transition/cross fade sections will be exported as clips.

  • You cannot add an In point side margin to a clip that is positioned at the top of the timeline.

  • You cannot specify network drives as export destination. However, you can mount network drives to use as export destination.

  • When you select an exporter which does not support the export of the timecode, the file is not exported properly.

  • Clips that are grouped, share a same clip name, and reference the same source are exported as a grouped clips.

1) Click the [Save Project] list button on the timeline.

2) Click [Export Project] → [AAF].

Alternative

3) In the [Project Exporter (AAF)] dialog box, specify a file name and save destination.

4) Select a preset, and click [Save].

[Project Exporter (AAF)] Dialog Box

[Preset]

[Type : 1] Pro Tools preset *1

The information of the video and audio clips is written in an AAF file. The source that the video clip is referring to is exported as QuickTime (H.264) in the NTSC format. The source that the audio clip is referring to is exported as an AIFF file.

Select type 1 when you import the AAF file with audio editing software.

[Type : 2] After Effects preset *1

The video clip information is written in an AAF file, and the source that the video clip is referring to is not copied or exported.

The audio information of the audio corresponding to the range that is exported to an AAF file is exported as an AIFF file, and the information is written in an AAF file as a single clip.

Select type 2 when you import the AAF file with composition software.

[Type : 3] Other NLE preset

The information of the video and audio clips is written in an AAF file by frame unit. The source that the clips are referring to is not copied or exported.

[Type : 4] DaVinci Resolve preset *1

The information of the video and audio clips is written in an AAF file. The source that the clips are referring to is exported in the QuickTime (Grass Valley HQX) format.

[Type : 5] Media Composer preset *1 *2

The information of the video and audio clips is written in an AAF file. The source that the clips are referring to is exported in the MXF (DNxHD, 1080p/i, or 720p) format.

[Export between In and Out]

Check this item to export only between In and Out points of the timeline.

[Detail]

The [AAF Export Detail Settings] dialog box appears.

[AAF Export Detail Settings] Dialog Box

*1 Visit our website for the latest information on supported formats.

*2 EDIUS Workgroup or DNxHD optional license is required.

Note

  • If you export a project using [Type : 1] in [Preset], you must import the video manually depending on the version of Pro Tools.

  • If you use Pro Tools 7.3 or older to import the file exported using [Type : 1] in [Preset], you must change [File path] to [RFC1738] in the [AAF Export Detail Settings] dialog box.

    [AAF Export Detail Settings] Dialog Box

[AAF Export Detail Settings] Dialog Box

[Legacy]

Check this item to export with the description method that supports Pro Tools or After Effects. Uncheck this item to export with the description method that supports DaVinci Resolve.

[Separate video and audio]

Check this item to export with audio and video separated. Uncheck this item to export as a video source containing audio.

[File path]

Select [RFC1738], [RFC2396], or [Unicode] to specify the description method for the source file path to which the clip refers.

[Video Clip]

Specify how video clips will be handled.

[Output AAF]

Check this item to add video clip information to AAF files.

[Clips]

  • [Copy clips]

Copy (or export) the source used for the clips so that the copied source will be referenced.

  • [Compress and copy a clip]

Handle the video clips of the timeline as one clip. The clip and file names of the first clip with the smallest track number will be used as the clip and file names of the exported files.

  • [Use original clips]

Reference the original source directly without copying.

[Audio clip]

Specify how audio clips will be handled.

[Output AAF]

Check this item to add video clip information to AAF files.

[Clips]

  • [Copy clips]

Copy (or export) the source used for the clips so that the copied source will be referenced.

  • [Compress and copy a clip]

Handle the audio clips of the timeline as one clip. The clip and file names of the first clip with the smallest track number will be used as the clip and file names of the exported files. If both the VA and A tracks have audio, the first clip and file names of the A track will be used.

  • [Use original clips]

Reference the original source directly without copying.

  • [Enable Pan setting]

Check this item to export the stereo tracks as monaural tracks of individual channels. If unchecked, the stereo tracks will be downmixed and exported as monaural clips. For the channel map, if the track number is an odd number, 1ch (L side) of the track will be used, and if the track number is an even number, 2ch (R side) of the track will be used. The clip names will be “clip name + .L” for odd number tracks and “clip name + .R” for even number tracks.

[Copy option]

Specify how the source will be copied when you select [Copy clips] in [Video Clip] and/or [Audio clip].

[Copy used clips]

Copy source files that are used by the clips on the timeline.

[Export the used area to a file]

Export only the ranges that are used by the clips on the timeline. In this case, the setting of [Margin] is enabled to export the file adding the specified time margins at In/Out points.

If you select [Copy clips] in [Audio clip], the source will be downmixed and exported as a monaural clip.

[Output folder]

Select a source file export destination.

If you select [Create a folder], a folder with the same name of the AAF file folder in the destination to which the AAF file is exported, and the source files will be exported to that folder.

If you select [Same folder], the source files will be exported to the destination of the AAF file.

[Exporter]

  • [Video]

Select the exporter to export video files.

  • [Display timecode]

Check this item to display the timeline timecode in the exported video.

  • [Audio]

Select the exporter to export audio files.

  • [Export in 16bit]

Check this item to convert the source to the 16 -bit format audio, regardless of the project settings.

[Save preset]

Register the current settings as a new preset.

Enter a preset name, and click [OK].

[Delete]

Delete the currently selected preset. Presets registered in advance cannot be deleted.

[OK]

Click this button to change the settings for the selected AAF export preset temporarily. Click [Save preset] and save the changed settings to register the preset, as the changes are not saved by this operation.

[Cancel]

Cancel the settings and return to the [Project Exporter (AAF)] dialog box.

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