Will Ableton support OMF?

People working in the movie industry tell me that missing OMF (Open Media Framwork [Interchange]) support is a missing link for them when working with Live. They are quite happy with Live's limited video features for cutting sound to picture, but once things get serious and it comes to mixing, the post production facilities all use Pro-Tools. OMF export would really help to bridge that gap. Is Ableton planning to implement OMF support sometime soon?

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hel 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • kleine Ableton staff
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    There's currently no idea if or when this will happen. 

     
    3 years ago | 2 comments
  • LP
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    I so want OMF in Live.  So much; it would let my music work and my post work come together like they are in my mind....

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • freestylemovement
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    +10,000 media professionals for OMF support

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • kately
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    yup this needs a doin' and timecode/frames in the grid selection. PT is a nightmare and i've used it for 10 years. ableton: you are amazing! i freelance and use you for picture and no one ever needs to find out. it never comes up.....but please open yourself to the power of post production because it's not pretty trying to do anything professionally right now.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • muraglia
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    just being able to say 'sure, no problem, I can handle OMF' and being able to access the audio files therein would be a huge bonus. 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • AndrewJRahman
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    Hey Ableton. I love you. In fact, you're my only DAW. I don't want to use those other clumsy DAWs. But if you can import .OMF files... Well, I can change my job to work in audio. But as for now, I'm stuck making beats in my bedroom. That's all. K thnx!


    P.S. - Is it possible that someone has or is capable of developing a m4l patch that can import these files?

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • AndrewJRahman
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    Hey Ableton. I love you. In fact, you're my only DAW. I don't want to use those other clumsy DAWs. But if you can import .OMF files... Well, I can change my job to work in audio. But as for now, I'm stuck making beats in my bedroom. That's all. K thnx!


    P.S. - Is it possible that someone has or is capable of developing a m4l patch that can import these files?

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • caesura
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    Please allow for oaf file import from final cut so that I can use Ableton as my post production tool.  I use it for everything else and love it.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • damonbreakz
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    come on. SORT IT OUT. what is the point of a near perfect product? I can't work with pro colleagues without OMF support in Live, unless I mess about with importing wav files separately or I buy protools and a mac (pah!). Also where's SMPTE transport? even cubase from the 90s on atari had better pro options. Live is a game changer, but you will fall flat on your face like Reason if you don't add those extra features people need to be pro. and hurry up with v9, my money is burning a hole in my pocket :-)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Parandian
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    Is OMF integrated with version 9?

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • LP
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    OMF or AAF can't rightly wreck Live. All it allows for is communication.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • JamesMiles
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    My 2c.

    I DON'T want the beautifully crafted performance and creative tool bogged down with post-production tools & code.

    It is in my opinion that Live was never intended to serve as such a tool, and should maintain is industry dominant status outside of that toolset.

    1 year ago | 1 comment

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