video file formats / Avid question

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Jim McGowan, May 4, 2004.

  1. Jim McGowan

    Jim McGowan Guest

    Does anyone know if Avid's software use a proprietary format
    for internal storage, or does it natively use OMF? I know
    their tools can save out OMF files but I'm wondering if they
    stores video on disk in a proprietary format, and only generate
    OMF on export. If there is something proprietary, is documentation
    available for the file structure?

    Also, does anyone have any good pointers to websites/books
    on the real nuts-and-bolts of OMF and other popular formats?

    Jim McGowan, May 4, 2004
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  2. Jim McGowan

    RandB Guest

    Post this to the Avid user's forum at'll probably get a far
    more informed answer.

    RandB, May 4, 2004
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  3. Jim McGowan

    Jim McGowan Guest

    Thanks, will do.
    Jim McGowan, May 4, 2004
  4. Jim McGowan

    Toby Guest

    All the stored video files on my newscutter end with the extension .omf.

    Toby, May 8, 2004
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