Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Pro Tools: Mixing a Short Film.
If you're a Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The exercise files have been compressed to a zip file called exercise files. Download and uncompress this file, and you'll see a folder called Exercise Files. In this folder, you'll see all of the elements we'll work with in this course. The Avid folder contains a To Audio folder, containing the AAF file to import, and a Video folder with a video reference file to import.
There is also a From Audio folder containing an example of our final mix. You'll also find some other folders containing other sound elements. I included one master session folder called Castles_ProTools. In here, there are a bunch of ProTools .ptx session files that correspond to the beginning and end of all appropriate chapters for this course. You can double-click these, or open them from the File menu in Pro Tools.
The media for all of these folders is collectively shared in the Audio Files folder. As long as you copy all of these folders to your work hard-drive, and don't go moving folders around, all the files will link up. The first time you open a Pro Tools session, or if something gets moved, Pro Tools might ask you to re-link files. In that case, tell Pro Tools to automatically find and re-link. And as long as the files are present on your drive, Pro Tools will find them and bring them online.
If you are a monthly or annual subscriber to lynda.com, and you don't have access to the online training materials, that's okay too. You can follow along with your own media. Let's get started on mixing a short film with Pro Tools.
- Setting up your project
- Exporting audio and video
- Editing dialogue
- Fixing hum and broadband noise issues with processing
- Synchronizing sound effects (SFX)
- Automating volume
- Printing the final mix stems