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dpharris
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   Posted 2/18/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Is there a reliable way of converting Geniesoft Overture scores into Finale (other than manually, of course)?
 
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   Posted 2/18/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
drat. sorry if this is in the wrong forum.
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   Posted 2/18/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

One of the Notation forums would be better for this question. However, the solution is the same on Windows and Mac:

1) Print PDF files from Overture.
2) Use PDFtoMusic Pro to convert the PDF files into MusicXML files.
3) Import the MusicXML files into Finale.

PDFtoMusic Pro is available from our site at:

http://store.recordare.com/pdftomusicpro.html


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   Posted 2/18/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
That's the process I'm using with Smartscore X Pro, but the results are far less than acceptable.
 
I'll check to see if you have a demo. Thanks.
 
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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
PDFtoMusic Pro will work better than SmartScore X Pro and other optical scanning programs with PDF files printed from notation programs. This is because PDFtoMusic Pro knows things that an optical scanner cannot know: that noteheads are created with a music font, that staff lines really are drawn as lines, etc. SmartScore and other optical scanners have to figure out where staff lines and noteheads are from the dots on a page, which is more error-prone.

The flip side is that PDFtoMusic Pro cannot handle optical scans from a scanner at all. For those you need a program like SmartScore, SharpEye, or capella-scan.

The demo handles one page at a time so it should give you a good idea of how well it will work for you. Good luck!


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   Posted 6/15/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
There is a free little utility floating around the net called ove2xml and it does the best job of converting Overture into XML. The pdftomusicpro does a pretty good job also, but unfortunately it is only able to make guesses about which symbols are attached to which notes(ie, dynamics, etc). I found it did a horrible job of convereting hairpins and the like, while the free ove2xml did a perfect job. On the other hand, ove2xml did not get some of the page formatting correct. I guess there is not perfection solution but ove2xml is free and I feel outputs something that is a better starting point.

Supposedly Overture will have xml export by the end of the year, according to the author. I can't wait.
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