Exporting Nuendo Projects as OMF Files
~Black Dog’s Prefered Method is OMF~
Exporting and importing OMF files Open Media Framework Interchange (OMFI) is a platform independent file format intended for transfer of digital media between different applications. Nuendo can import and export OMF files (file extension ".omf"), allowing you to use Nuendo in conjunction with other audio and video applications.
Exporting OMF files
1. Pull down the File menu and open the Export submenu.
2. On the submenu, select "OMF…".
The OMF Export Setup dialog appears.
3. Select "1.0 File" or "2.0 File" depending on which OMFI version is supported by the application in which you plan to import the file.
4. Select whether you want to include all audio data in the OMF file ("Export All to One File") or use references only ("Export Media File References").
If you choose "Export All to One File", the OMF file will be totally "self-contained", but possibly very large. If you choose "Export Media File References", the file will be small, but the referenced audio files must be available for the receiving application.
5. If you selected the "2.0 File" option above you can choose whether to include the fades and volume settings for the events (as set up with the event fade and volume handles) – to include these in the OMF file, activate "Export Clip Based Volume".
6. Specify a sample size (resolution) and sample rate for the exported files (or use the current project settings).
7. Click OK, and specify a name and location in the file dialog that appears.
The exported OMF file will contain (or make reference to) all audio files that are played in the project (including fade and edit files). It will not include unused audio files referenced in the Pool, or any MIDI data. Video files are not included, but Nuendo stores the start positions of Video Events in the OMF file, allowing you to manually import video files in the other OMF application (see below).
This function is very useful if you want to move or archive your project. If you select this item, you will first be asked where to store the saved project. Then a dialog will appear, with the following options:
By default, this will be the current name of the project you’re saving, but you can change it if you like.
If this is activated, only the audio file portions that are actually used in the project will be included. This can significantly reduce the size of the project folder (if you are using small sections of large files), but it will also mean you cannot make use of the remaining audio file portions if you continue working with the project in its new folder.
This will perform a Freeze Edits operation, making all processing and applied effects permanent to each clip in the Pool. See Freeze Edits.
When this is activated, only files in the Pool that are actually used in the project will be stored in the new folder.
When you’ve made your settings, click OK to save the project in the new folder. The original project isn’t removed or affected.