One of the new Forscene features available from today with the November 2015 release is the ability to import AAF files into the professional video editor. This is an exciting development, as previously, AAF files could only be exported from Forscene for re-linking with the media in Avid or Premiere Pro. Now being able to import AAFs as well means you can go back and forwards from your NLE and Forscene seamlessly.
With this latest development, an Avid timeline can be brought directly into Forscene without having to convert it into a video format first. This is a huge advantage for productions with crew in different locations, as files can easily be shared straight from Forscene. It also saves a lot of time, which is always a bonus on tight production schedules.
Collaboration also becomes more efficient with AAF file import into Forscene. The editor can take sequences between the NLE and Forscene, allowing other production team members to review and log footage in parallel to the editing taking place. Watch the tutorial video below on how to import an AAF to Forscene for a step-by-step guide:
Moreover, in the latest release you can now have up to 12 video tracks and 24 audio tracks on the timeline at any one time. This is great for large-scale productions with multiple cameras, as all the footage can be arranged on one timeline for easy logging and rough cut editing. You can also have a toggle display view in the play window, where you can see a multicam style view of all the cameras on the timeline. You can set a keyboard shortcut for this.
If you’re interested to find out more about using AAF import in Forscene, why not book a free demo with a product specialist?
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