The post-production process known as "Foley" refers to the art of recording "live" sync sound effects to picture. It is akin to looping the dialogue, but instead of recording the actors performing their lines while watching themselves on screen -- skilled craftspeople known as "Foley artists" will walk, run, and act out any sync sound effects to match what the actor is seen (or implied) doing in the picture.
OMF files are an essential component for audio post workflow. OMF or Open Media Framework is a file format developed by Avid Technology as a way to more conveniently transfer digital data. It was originally released in 1990 and then updated in ’96 , it’s a standard and it’s a bit long in the tooth. But we’ll get to that soon enough.
Here is a concise guide to selecting the proper double-system audio and timecode settings for your digital audio recorder, when recording sync sound for SD video, HD video, and film projects that will be imported into MC5.
Audio post requires the final edited audio tracks from the non-linear edit timeline. Ideally this will include a flash frame of video and audio pop at the head and tail of the movie file. This can be delivered a number of ways but most often it is exported as an OMF file, which the majority of leading NLE's export.