So you’re here because you’ve got to deliver an OMF to Michaela for sound design, editing and/or mixing. Follow these technical specs and you’ll be just fine!

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Exporting an OMF out of Final Cut Pro:

Please delete all non-sync disabled clips and all non-sync clips with no volume before exporting an OMF.

Go to File/Export/Audio as OMF.

A window will pop up and there will be several fields you need to change.

     Change the sample rate to your project’s setting if necessary.

     Change the bit depth to 24 bits, unless otherwise specified.

     Change the handle from 1:00 (1 second) to 4:00 (4 seconds).

     Uncheck Include Crossfades.  IF YOU LEAVE THIS CHECKED, the OMF file will not open.

Then hit the okay button.  Exporting an OMF should only take a few minutes.

Exporting a MOV file out of Final Cut Pro:

Please burn in timecode on the picture that matches your timeline. 

Go to File/Export/Quicktime Conversion.

Be sure the type of conversion is set to quicktime movie. 

Hit the options button next to where you select the type of conversion.

Hit the size button.

Select 320 x 240 QVGA as the dimension size.

Check preserve aspect ratio: fit within dimensions. 

Once the settings are all set, hit okay and export the movie.

You do not have to export the video in this way, however a smaller video data size is more manageable while editing sound.