In the "AAF+MXF Op-Atom" mode, Cinegy Archive Browser generates AAF and MXF files which can be used in Avid, Adobe Premiere, or any other NLE that supports such files.

The Cinegy Archive objects (e.g. clips, Rolls, ClipBins, or Sequences) can be dragged-and-dropped from Cinegy Archive Browser directly into the NLE workspace. This is convenient if both Cinegy Archive Browser and NLE are installed on Windows OS. In case the NLE works on Mac OS, you can create the AAF and MXF files by dragging-and-dropping objects from Cinegy Archive Browser into any folder on Windows OS and then copy them to Mac OS or access them via network.

Export from Cinegy Archive to Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere

The example below shows the workflow in which media clips are sent from Cinegy Archive to Avid Media Composer.

Note
The same procedure works for importing files into Adobe Premiere.

To set up this workflow, follow the steps:

  1. Define the export settings.

    To configure the export parameters, choose the "AAF+MXF Op-Atom" mode from the "Export Mode" drop-down list:

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    and press the cinegy_browser_settings_buttonbutton from the menu panel.
    The following configuration dialog appears:

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    The Avid export settings are described in detail in the AAF + MXF Op-Atom Export Settings paragraph of the Cinegy Desktop Manual.

  2. Open Avid Media Composer and create a new project.

  3. In Cinegy Archive Browser select a clip, Roll, ClipBin or Sequence you need to import to Avid.

  4. Drag-and-drop the selected object into the Avid Media Composer project bin window:

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    The following progress bar is shown during the exporting process:

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    To abort the process in progress, press "Cancel".
    During the export, media is wrapped and saved into MXF files (MXF OP-Atom) and the project data such as arrangement of source clips, metadata and effects information is written to AAF files. The files are written to the locations defined in the "AAF+MXF Op-Atom Settings" dialog.

Alternatively, you can import the previously created AAF files using the "Import" command from the Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere main menu.