Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Using crossfades effectively, part of Audio Post Workflow with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x and Pro Tools.
- One of the most powerful ways to smooth out your audio…is to make sure transitions between audio clips…are as seamless as possible.…In this movie, we'll look at how to use fades and crossfades…to smooth out these transitions in Pro Tools.…It's an unwritten rule that, for audio,…no clip should start or stop without at least a small fade.…Without these small fades,…even if they're imperceptible to the ear,…you're in danger of pops and clicks…that can occur between edits.…First, let's open the preferences…to set up our default fade settings.…
Go to Pro Tools, Preferences, and click on the Editing tab.…Here you see the default fade settings…for Fade In, Fade Out, and Crossfade.…I found that, for audio post-production,…equal power fades work better than equal gain,…especially when fading two clips…of a similar material together.…So let's change all three of these…to be all equal power fades.…Now all of our default fades will be equal power fades.…
Now, back in the edit window, you can make fades…in a couple different ways.…
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes to Final Cut Pro X v. 10.1.x. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated the applicable movies by adding text overlays to guide you to existing changes. We also updated the exercise files to work with the most current version of the software. Please watch the "Using the exercise files" movie to learn exactly what to expect from this updated course. Working with an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X? Watch Audio Post Workflow with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9 and Pro Tools.
- Preparing the Final Cut Pro timeline for export
- Exporting audio
- Importing audio in Pro Tools
- Choosing sources and assigning tracks
- Adding sound effects and music
- Enhancing the audio with crossfades and noise reduction
- Exporting audio from Pro Tools