Importing AAF and Quicktime files into ProTools

Importing the AAF file

After the first export from Media Composer you have to open the created AAF file via File > Open Session. ProTools will then ask you to setup a new session from the AAF file by specifying the desired sample rate and bit depth as well as a name and path for it to be stored at.


Importing the video tracks

As soon as the session has been created, you will be shown the Import Session Data dialog where you can select which part of the project to import into the Pro Tools session.

Click on the names of the tracks you wish to include (Video Tracks do not need to be imported since we’ll import the Quicktime file separately) and select Copy from source under Media Options to have the media copied to the session folder. Click OK to finish the import and copy media.