Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding rough audio effects, part of EPK Editing: 2 Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning.
…Before I can meaningfully move forward with working on my content,…I'm going to need to make some very basic audio adjustments.…I'm a big believer in leaving audio work until the very end of the workflow,…and that's partly because it's so easy to break.…It's really easy to get it wrong.…And because you can't usually see when there's a problem,…you just have to play back in real time to identify it.…It's so, so easy to miss when you've made a mistake.…Nonetheless, there are some changes that you're going to need to make just to…be able to handle your footage.…
For a start, this music video is naturally attenuated to…probably something like minus 0.3 DB.…It's fully attenuated in order to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio…between the music and the background noise.…So if I play a little bit, well, on the levels here, you'll see the problem.…It's just passively loud, and I can't work with this audio and…also hear the contents of the interview.…Well, in many ways, that's not the end of the world because I'm pretty much set on…
In the previous installment of EPK Editing Workflows, Maxim Jago showed you how to ingest media and build a basic assembly edit from your favorite shots. Here you'll take that rough cut and fine-tune it using a number of industry-standard trimming techniques that work in just about every nonlinear editing system. You'll learn how to take your edited sequence from an assembly to a precise cut, with temporary effects and transitions that will help you nail down the final visual look of your video.
- Establishing the starting point
- Stripping out content from the assembly cut
- Editing quickly with keyboard shortcuts
- Advanced trimming techniques
- Trimming with the JKL technique
- Adding placeholder transitions and effects
- Achieving picture lock