I am a sound designer working in sound post production. I use Pro Tools as my main tool for editing and mixing, since it is the most widely used tool out there.
I use Ardour for music recording on my linux machine, and for the more creative sound design that I later import into Pro tools (PT isn’t really designed for this, and Ardour’s connectivity via Jack allows some great productivity between software)
I am very impressed with Ardour 3, been using it for Foley recording when I had some hardware issues with PT, and it was a very pleasant experience.
The one issue is native AAF support: It’s 2014 and the one leading technology used for file exchange in the industry between projects, DAWs and video editing is AAF. I know of ardourxchange, (but that only supports IMPORTING, not exporting) and the reasonably expensive (200 usd) windows app AATranslator.
As an open protocol, and one included in so many DAWs, it would make a lot if sense to be able to integrate import/export AAF/OMF into Ardour!
Is there a reason why it’s still not being considered?