OMF, XML, OMG! With Adobe Audition CS5.5, it’s all about integration and exchange

With OMF interchange support, Audition CS5.5 can exchange files with Final Cut Pro and other NLEs.

With OMF interchange support, Audition CS5.5 can exchange files with Final Cut Pro and other NLEs.

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.

Still thinking WTF? Get clear on OMF here. Then find out more about how Audition exports and imports OMF files here.

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.

Here’s more about XML than you ever wanted to know.

 

One Response to OMF, XML, OMG! With Adobe Audition CS5.5, it’s all about integration and exchange

  1. Brian Williams says:

    Integration and exchange. Can I open an Adobe Soundbooth document, “Adobe Sound Document”, in Audition?