Turnover to Sound

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the media for sound design in Nuendo. This happens after picture-lock has been completed. Through these steps, you’ll export sound and picture out of Premiere in formats that integrate well into Nuendo.

Create an OMF file for sound

To get your preliminary sound work out of Premiere and into Nuendo you will need to export an OMF file.

In Premiere, bring up your Lock sequence and click File – Export – OMF… from the drop-down menu.

Fill in the settings as shown below.

When you click OK, it will ask you where you would like to export it. Direct it to your shows sound folder.

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When the export begins it will look like the example below. This step may take several minutes depending on how many audio assets and tracks you have. You will get this confirmation when it is complete:

Create a QuickTime file for video

Next, you’ll need to make a video file to watch while you are sound designing in Nuendo. This is one of the reasons why, once you are picture-locked, you cannot change any edit back in Premiere. Even the slightest edit of a single frame will throw the soundtrack out of sync.

In Premiere, set in and out points for your entire Locked sequence. Make sure to include all of the front sequence up to the last frame of the copyright.

Click on File – Export – Media… from the drop-down menu.

Like a lot of programs, Nuendo works best with ProRes QuickTime files. Use the settings as shown below and add “Nuendo” to the end of the name.

Direct it to your shows sound folder. .

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The assets will then be used to build your Nuendo project.