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Bouncing down the edit

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Once you get a cue finished and the edit has been done and you've mixed it against your production audio and you've gotten everything to the point where you're happy with it and you want to show it, there is a couple of ways that this can happen. One might be by bringing the director into the room. The director may watch it over your shoulder on your speakers. But another way it might be that you're going to send a QuickTime movie via the Internet, or perhaps you're going to send the QuickTime movie on a hard drive or on a DVD. The first step would be to get that QuickTime movie out of Pro Tools. So I am going to show you how to bounce out the QuickTime movie.

Bouncing down the edit

Once you get a cue finished and the edit has been done and you've mixed it against your production audio and you've gotten everything to the point where you're happy with it and you want to show it, there is a couple of ways that this can happen. One might be by bringing the director into the room. The director may watch it over your shoulder on your speakers. But another way it might be that you're going to send a QuickTime movie via the Internet, or perhaps you're going to send the QuickTime movie on a hard drive or on a DVD. The first step would be to get that QuickTime movie out of Pro Tools. So I am going to show you how to bounce out the QuickTime movie.

The first thing we want to do though is make a selection, so I am going to use our ELI clip selection that we made earlier .2., so we can just quickly see the entire video. And this video already starts in about the clip that we are going to want to use. However, we don't need the slate at the beginning, so what we'll do is we'll go to our Picture Start marker, .3.. and we'll Shift+Tab to the end of our video file or at least our audio region. I am going to Option+F or Alt+F to view that, and this will be what we're going to bounce out.

And typically when you bounce out your QuickTime you want to include a little bit of pre-roll, usually the dialog line before and after your edit, and you want to make sure you're going to mix and all and all of your presentation are in the right place before you send it out. So now that we've gotten this selection made, we're going to go to the File menu and we're going to go to Bounce to > QuickTime Movie. Now if you do a lot of these in a day, it gets kind of tedious to go to the File menu over and over and over, so you may want to consider getting some sort of third-party application that allows you to edit and customize your keyboard shortcuts.

I personally use QuicKeys and I find it very handy because I can assign a QuicKey wherever I need one in any menu that's missing. And once the Bounce menu is open, you want to make sure all of the settings are correct. Typically we want Interleaved audio unless it's already just a Mono track, and for TV and film we typically want to work at 48 kilohertz, and once that's set, click Bounce. And then you want to name the QuickTime. Let's call this ELI_Clip1_Bounce.

You can name this however you want, and then select a location to save it. For now let's save it in our Exercise Files folder. And Pro Tools is going to bounce out a QuickTime movie in real time. And once Pro Tools is done, you're ready to move on to the next step. You may want to deliver an actual uncompressed QuickTime, burning it to a DVD that can play in a DVD Player; you may want to burn a QuickTime to a data DVD that can be read on a computer; or you may want to compress your QuickTime into a smaller file size so you can upload it and send it to someone over the Internet.

That's what we're going to look at next.

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Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools

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Skye Lewin
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  1. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    3. A word about the film and music used in this course
      25s
  2. 25m 4s
    1. Creating a template session for working to picture
      7m 29s
    2. Importing a picture file
      3m 17s
    3. What is time code?
      4m 17s
    4. Syncing picture to Pro Tools
      6m 58s
    5. Importing audio files
      3m 3s
  3. 48m 36s
    1. Using the Zoom and View commands
      9m 54s
    2. Utilizing the edit modes
      7m 59s
    3. Navigating with key commands
      7m 57s
    4. Creating and using sync points
      3m 20s
    5. Using the snap editing commands
      5m 16s
    6. Using memory locations
      8m 12s
    7. Customizing crossfades
      5m 58s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Auditioning music to picture
      10m 21s
    2. Editing to acquire multiple sync points within the same "cue"
      6m 2s
    3. Editing to maintain or change the arc/build of the cue to fit the scene
      15m 11s
    4. Editing the start and end of the cue
      9m 55s
    5. Setting up for a 30-second condensed edit
      4m 5s
    6. First pass of a 30-second condensed edit
      11m 17s
    7. Improving the 30-second condensed edit
      14m 41s
  5. 26m 49s
    1. Exploring alternate edits of the same song
      8m 17s
    2. Editing different songs to the same scene
      18m 32s
  6. 11m 25s
    1. Mixing the edit
      5m 26s
    2. Bouncing down the edit
      2m 47s
    3. Compressing the QuickTime files
      3m 12s
  7. 12m 19s
    1. Conforming the edit to picture if the scene has shifted
      5m 27s
    2. Conforming the edit if a shot's length changes within the scene
      6m 52s
  8. 10m 34s
    1. Removing profanities by reversing audio
      2m 8s
    2. Removing profanities with instrumentals
      2m 36s
    3. Keeping a song in sequence
      1m 19s
    4. Layering audio
      1m 36s
    5. Time stretching
      2m 55s
  9. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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