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Music Ingest for AVID Media Composer.


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AAF Files:

AAF (Advanced Authoring Format) is a container format that holds references to media and metadata, including edits, effects, transitions, and markers.
Processing AAF files in the cloud and delivering them to Avid Media Composer is possible, but with limitations.
Avid Media Composer currently requires a local application to ingest AAF files and link them to the referenced media files.
SoundMiner comparison:
SoundMiner offers two solutions: drag-and-drop functionality and DLmanager.
The drag-and-drop functionality likely uses a local application to analyze and write metadata directly to audio files before dragging them into Media Composer.
DLmanager converts audio files to AAF format with user-added metadata, requiring further linking in Media Composer.
Limitations of your approach:
Directly populating Avid bins with analyzed audio via cloud-processed AAF is not currently possible due to the need for local application interaction.
An alternative approach is to provide separate metadata files (e.g., XML) alongside the original audio files for manual import and linking in Media Composer.

This is some feasibility research into supplying AAF files with music metadata, so that this information can be read by editors using Avid Media Composer.
There are also some ideas here around omnichannel chatbots and to be honest, that’s the silver lining here. Anecdotally feeling something here might be worth exploring.

Chatbot:
MusicMole manages the ingest of music audio into AVID Media Composer.
It can have a two-way conversation and chase updates with external post-teams.
It hi-jacks your spreadsheet and outputs Music Mole is a Bot for teams cutting on AVID Media Composer.
It manages the Music ingest process with Post & MCR teams.
By being connected to your Google Sheet, it can update it with confirmations and bin locations.
It connects to your existing Google Sheet and updates it with bin & file locations.
It plugs into your existing Google Sheets and can conversationally engage with MCR & Post-Production teams.
product for people making long-form videos using AVID Media Composer.
It plugs into your Google Sheet.
Wraps audio and meta into AAF files
Outputs the status of ingest into a spreadsheet.


has an ingest system where the post-production team downloads and confirm.
CDN - render audio player - delivered into spreadsheet via iFramely protocol


MusicMole manages the ingest of music audio into AVID Media Composer.
It can have a two-way conversation and chase updates with external post-teams.
It hi-jacks your spreadsheet and outputs Music Mole is a Bot for teams cutting on AVID Media Composer.
It manages the Music ingest process with Post & MCR teams.
By being connected to your Google Sheet, it can update it with confirmations and bin locations.
It connects to your existing Google Sheet and updates it with bin & file locations.
It plugs into your existing Google Sheets and can conversationally engage with MCR & Post-Production teams.
product for people making long-form videos using AVID Media Composer.
It plugs into your Google Sheet.



Gemini

Can you help me put some research together about AAF files and avid media composer. I want to build a service that uses AI Music classification and writes that mood, genre and instrument data into audio files that can be read inside the Avid Media Composer bins? I belive the process is complicated, as AAF files are just wrappers around the audio files.
There is a competitor called SoundMiner that offers this functionality. Firstly, as drag and drop functionality from there core app - but also an application "DLmanager" a freeware tool that 'accelerates user downloads and converts' to multiple file formats live, including AVID AAF/MXF file format.
I need to be able to do that in cloud services. I fear one of the restrictions of AAF formate is that maybe that it needs to run as an application running on the same machine as avid media composer.
"Because AAF is not an audio file but a container, the Media Composer, will extract out both the audio component and the metadata and re-copy it to it preferred location. AVID does not support the creation of this media directly into its media files folder requiring the extra copy which the user can get rid of as projects end"
Can you fact check if I can provide AAF files processed in the cloud, these can be ingested without having to run an application locally on the machine ingesting into the avid bins?

You are correct in your understanding of AAF files and your concerns about using them for your proposed service. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know:
AAF Files:
Function: AAF (Advanced Authoring Format) is a container format, not an audio file. It holds references to media and metadata, including edits, effects, transitions, and markers.
Cloud processing: Processing AAF files in the cloud and delivering them to Avid Media Composer is possible, but with limitations.
Local application: Unfortunately, Avid Media Composer currently requires a local application to ingest AAF files and link them to the referenced media files. This means your cloud-based processing wouldn't directly populate the avid bins with analyzed audio.
SoundMiner comparison:
Functionality: SoundMiner offers two solutions:
Drag-and-drop: This functionality likely uses a local application to analyze and write metadata directly to audio files before dragging them into Media Composer.
DLmanager: This tool likely converts audio files to AAF format with user-added metadata, requiring further linking in Media Composer.
Limitations of your approach:
Direct import: Directly populating Avid bins with analyzed audio via cloud-processed AAF is not currently possible due to the need for local application interaction.
Alternative: You could analyze audio in the cloud and provide separate metadata files (e.g., XML) alongside the original audio files. The user would then manually import and link them in Media Composer.
Potential solutions:
Develop a plugin: Consider creating a plugin for Avid Media Composer that interacts with your cloud service to analyze audio and write metadata directly within the application. This would offer a seamless workflow.
Integrate with existing tools: Explore third-party tools or APIs that bridge the gap between cloud processing and applications like Media Composer. This might involve custom development or leveraging existing solutions.
Conclusion:
While providing AAF files with embedded metadata from cloud processing isn't directly possible, alternative approaches can achieve your goal. Consider these limitations and explore the suggested solutions to develop a feasible and user-friendly service for Avid Media Composer users.
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