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Old 02-02-2019, 12:55 PM
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Default Audio file size limit in avid

I am at the sending end for final audio distribution to our Avid bays. Our Editing Suites are currently on MC 8.4, Windows 7. Apparently there is a size limit to the .wav audio files that can be imported into the Avid. We often have 1 to 2 hour programs that need to be exported to the Avid side of our studio, which means I need to cut the program in half and do two separate exports. That's not a deal-breaker, but it's an additional export that I would like to not have to do. Does anyone have information on the size limit for audio files, and potential handling? The mixes normally being sent for Avid use include both stereo and 5.1 surround (interleaved).

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Old 02-02-2019, 12:59 PM
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Does anyone know the audio file size limit for Avid Media Composer 8.4 / Windows 7? I am having to cut longer audio programs in half and do two separate exports from Pro Tools (of 5.1 interleaved and LoRo interleaved mixes).
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Assuming you are FAT32 on Win7, your file size limit is 4GB.
I recommend upgrading the OS, so you can format NTFS.
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Would delivering Mono wavs instead of Poly wavs be a possibility? You should be able to get about 4 hours before going over 2gb per file with mono files.

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Years ago (Pro Tools 9?, 10?) Pro Tools began support for the RF64 extension to Broadcast WAV, which allows for file sizes greater than 4GB.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RF64

I assumed that Media Composer was upgraded, too. Have you tested greater than 4GB WAVs?
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