Critical listening of the audio files to determine if an ADR session is necessary
- [Instructor] So now let's listen to this project…from top to bottom.…And of course, depending on the size of the project,…this could take anywhere from a few seconds…to an hour or more.…In our case we have about a minute and 50 seconds.…So in this first pass I'm listening for…obvious problem areas with the actors' lines.…Clicks, pops, background noise,…something where the level's too low, too high,…a texture problem caused by the leakage…of one line into somebody else's mic.…So we've fixed our music level,…it's a little lower than we got it.…
Let's mute the sync sound,…and let's listen to what we're given.…Now I could just see by the waveforms here…that it looks like we're going to have some muting to do.…Let me use command and down arrow.…So it looks like we've got this person's line here,…but this person's line between those lines or on top of.…And then we've got a little bit of back and forth here.…
If we had music, top to bottom in this scene…we might not even have to…think about or worry about an open mic…
Award-winning sound designer Joe Godfrey has developed a system for handing off the dialog, music, and effects mix from a Final Cut Pro timeline to Logic Pro. Why Logic? Many of the tools the Final Cut editor is using began there, and Logic has great tools that can be applied to dialog, music, and effects, as well the final mix. There are some things you want to do—in the right order—and some common mistakes you want to avoid. This course covers them all. Learn how to import audio from Final Cut Pro X in Logic Pro X, fix any syncing issues, edit dialog to perfection, add special effects such as pitch shifting and automated EQ, enhance music, and bounce out the final mix, either as a composite track or stems that can be mastered separately.
- Importing AAF, OMF, and XML files
- Configuring your workspace
- Recognizing and solving sync issues
- Adding markers
- Mixing on the fly vs at the end
- Fixing dialog levels
- Fixing dialog texture and ambience
- Automating EQ parameters
- Autopunch for dialog and Foley
- Special effects (SFX) replacement and enhancement
- Finishing the mix: compression and limiting
- Export options: Composite vs. stems
- Archiving a project
Skill Level Intermediate
Final Cut Pro X Guru: Sync Sound Workflowwith Jeff I. Greenberg51m 44s Intermediate
Final Cut Pro X & Logic Pro X: 1 Audio Post Workflowwith Michael Towe1h 11m Intermediate
1. Choosing Logic Pro for Audio Post
2. Building the Template
3. Editing the Dialog Clips
4. Special Effects (SFX) for the Movie
5. Mixing and Exporting
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