I imported an AAF from Premiere Pro and the media came in separately from the video. So I have a video clip and a separate audio clip instead of the two together. Is this because I chose “Save Sources Separately”?
Thanks Brian. I had initially imported the AAF without checking the box, but it just imported the sequence and not any of the individual media. So, I was just trying to see how I could also get the clips in.
Actually that may not be it… not sure with AAF. That would import the video separate from the footage in the AAF. Perhaps the AAF or Smoke doesn’t see them as linked AV. But this is just basic drag drop AAF in this release.
In the lower left of the Media Hub there is also an option for “Create MultiChannel Clip” Is that highlighted? Not sure if it matters with AAF.
Create Multi-Channel clip is for creating Alpha Containers for files imported in with embedded alpha like TGA or TIFF. It does not have anything to do with sync audio and video.
Save Sources Separately creates a new folder with all the media for your conform alongside the sequence that is created when you import a XML or AAF into Smoke.
At the moment, when you conform with AAF or XML, smoke seems to forget the sync relationship between the audio and video file in the conform. however it should still be in sync.
If there is anything specific that you wish to local as a sync group, you can select them in your sequence, right-click and choose GROUP. This will create a sync group for those segments in the sequence.
Just a side note that when you pull clips into Smoke through the MediaHub, the files will be brought in as a sync group. The issue only appears to affect conforming.
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