Join Joe Godfrey for an in-depth discussion in this video Movie sync options, part of Final Cut Pro X & Logic Pro X: 2 Mixing Dialog, Music, and Effects.
- [Instructor] Now, that the audio's in place, … let's import the movie, … and the reference audio from the movie. … I recommend always getting the editor's audio output … on the movie you're mixing. … If you encounter any sync problems at all, … they're much easier to solve … if you have the audio that's connected to the movie clip. … And it's also your chance to hear where the editor, … and perhaps the director, placed the dialogue … in reference to the effects in the music. … Was it way out in front, … like you might find in an ad, or more subtle? … So, there are a few ways to do this. … Option + Command + O will take you to the Import window. … The File menu, Movie, Open Movie, … and there's your Option + Command + O command again. … The most arcane, and amaze-your-friends way to do it, … is to go to the Show/Hide for Global Tracks, … and then there are some Global Tracks, … if you Control + Click in this gray space … you can add the movie to those Global Tracks, … and then in this little menu, you have Open Movie. …
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 12m Intermediate
1. Building the Template
2. Editing the Dialogue Clips
3. SFX for the Movie
4. Mixing and Exporting
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