[LAU] What Price Interoperability (OpenDAW, revisited)

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Sun Jan 20 11:42:02 EST 2008

A product release at the current Winter NAMM is Solid State Logic's 
Pro-Convert. Transport your DAW projects to and from most everything 
proprietary except (gulp) Sonar/Cakewalk. $700 smackeroos and you have it.

Looking at their supported formats was informative:
Steinberg has an XML format for Nuendo 3.x and Cubase SX3 and later
Apple has XML for Final Cut Pro 4, 5.x, Logic 8, Soundtrack Pro 2.
Vegas as text and XML formats.
Samplitude has a text format.

Besides no Cakewalk, NONE of the opensource DAWs and audio editors are 
supported. AAF and AAF/XML are definitively ignored.

I need the $700 to pay my rent. We all need everyone to get together, merge 
all those XMLs and make things easier for everyone. There may even be some 
studios and individuals out there that would play a REASONABLE price for such 
software and not bother to compile and futz with it!

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