I have been doing a few tests lately.  Going from Avid to FCP to Color.  Because I am REALLY enjoying cutting with Avid again (well, the one home movie I am FINALLY getting to), but I REALLY like the color correcting tools of COLOR.  And I have a color correction job coming up that was edited in Avid, and I would like to figure out how to get it into Color.

Nowing going from Avid editing P2 footage that is DVCPRO HD to FCP using Automatic Duck is pretty easy, as the MXF files, well, the QT reference movies the Duck creates, are seen by FCP and seen by Color just fine.  But what I’d most likely run across media files that use the Avid DNxHD codec, and while you can see and edit those fine in FCP, Color does not see them.

So…what I have been testing is first Exporting an AAF from Avid Media Composer, importing that into FCP with Pro Import, and then media managing the footage, with handles, to ProRes 422.  So far my small tests have worked…and that is something I can take into COLOR and work with.