Audition CS5.5 lets you export sessions in OMF Interchange format, as well as import OMF-formatted files. In plain English, this means that you can use the industry-leading audio sweetening, restoration, and cleanup tools in Audition CS5.5 in a video or audio editing workflow that includes any of the most widely-used video nonlinear editor programs (NLEs) or digital audio workstation applications (DAWs). Since many of our pro users tell us they often use Audition in shops that use third-party NLEs and DAWs, this will make one of the realities of pro video editing much simpler.
Audition CS5.5 also supports the XML format, which is an open-source protocol that includes enough information about the elements contained in a particular file that the file can be imported into applications that would ordinarily not be able to read the data in a proprietary file format.
Eh? Simply put, it’s a way of allowing NLEs and DAWs (just to name two types of apps) to share files they ordinarily wouldn’t be able to. Since Audition CS5.5 auto-saves its XML, it’s also a great way for Audition to protect your audio in the event of a system crash: Audition would simply re-create your session from the auto-saved XML data, saving your valuable time.