I am developing a video rendering application. I would like to import editing projects from non-linear video editing application like Avid or FCP.

Which format should I start with, AAF or OMF? What would be the pros and cons of either?

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AAF is the newer and more complete framework. It is the successor to OMF, which still lives on but mostly because of legacy applications.

Note that Automatic Duck makes a line of highly-regarded tools that help with import and export of these interchange formats and have recently been made available for free.

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