Yes, you could certainly create a .wav file and insert the BEXT chunk with another program. If that 3rd party program is also where you enter metadata, then its not so bad. If its not, then its just an extra step in your workflow.
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On Jan 7, 2011, at 10:50 AM, Daniel Roth wrote:
> Thank you, Bert, Toby. I wanted to clarify that a 3rd party tool might be required in order to write in my metadata.
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] BWF files
> Dan --
> Unless I misunderstand something entirely, you could generate a regular WAV
> file with your software at the resolution you require and then use a tool
> (such as BWFMetaEdit: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bwfmetaedit/ ) to
> write the BEXT chunk into your WAV file, therefore giving you a BWF file.
> -- Bert
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> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Toby Seay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I would be suspicious. Though I haven't tried Soundtrack Pro, I have used
>> Logic. Apple Logic does not write a BWF (even though it gives you the
>> choice). I will only write a .wav without the BWF header. So, I would
>> suspect that Soundtrack Pro would do the same. The only real way to know is
>> to look at an exported BWF file and see if there is a BEXT chunk or not.
>> Otherwise, you could be led to believe that by checking the BWF box will
>> actually result in a BWF file. Probably not.
>> Toby Seay
>> Assistant Professor - Music Industry Program
>> Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
>> Drexel University Audio Archives
>> Macalister 3016 - 215-895-5880
>> On Jan 7, 2011, at 9:51 AM, Daniel Roth wrote:
>>> Greetings folks,
>>> I'd like to know if Soundtrack Pro is capable of exporting the BWF
>> (Broadcast Wave) format? Not much is found in Apple's support discussions. I
>> have found 3rd party software devs. who make converters, but I wanted to be
>> certain before going that route.
>>> Any insights would be appreciated.
>>> Dan Roth
>>> Audio Technician
>>> Walter J Brown Media Archives and
>>> Peabody Awards Collection
>>> University of Georgia
>>> Athens, GA