Examining the microphone output for each actor and muting clips that might clutter the mix
- [Instructor] Let's dig into the dialogue for our mix.…Now, one option is, if we know…what our final output is going to be,…like are the peaks going to be tickling zero,…or minus six, or minus 10,…we could put a limiter on there now, on the two mix,…and then kind of back our way into the limiter,…so that every time we make a clip gain change,…or a track volume change, it's reflected in the limiter,…and we're kind of mixing toward the final output.…
That's definitely one option.…I'm going to leave it flat for now,…just so that we can see the actual volumes that are there,…and then we'll deal with limiting and compression…later on, but that's one option…to think about at this point.…So there's several steps in this dialogue editing.…Let's take them one at a time.…The first one is, I'm going to try and find any extraneous…tracks and mute them, just so we get the cleanest…delivery of each line that we can get.…
So this is a sound effect, I'm going to go ahead and mute that…and everything else is already muted.…So we have dialogue up here,…
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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