Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying elements in a session folder, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
When you create a new session file, Pro Tools actually creates an entire folder…that contains many subfolders that hold all of the files related to the session.…So I am going to hide Pro Tools and look at this new_session folder.…Here are the contents.…The new_session.ptf file is the session file. That stores all of the session…data, but it does not store audio or video data;…it only points to the audio and video files on your hard drive.…
The audio files are kept in the separate Audio Files folder.…They are not part of the session.…This is very important to understand.…They exist separately in this folder, and the session file simply references…them and tells the hard drive what parts of the files to playback.…The same goes for the video files.…The Fade Files folder contains files for each fade and crossfade made in the session.…These are saved as waveform files and are reference by the session, just like audio files are.…However, Fade Files can be erased, and Pro Tools can recreate them because…
- Exploring the Pro Tools interface
- Choosing a playback engine and other settings
- Setting up Pro Tools hardware and software properly
- Importing audio
- Recording and editing audio and MIDI
- Arranging a session
- Writing and editing automation
- Mixing and mastering a session
- Using automatic delay compensation
- Bouncing down a mix as an MP3
- Importing and displaying video
- Archiving a session
Skill Level Beginner
Pro Tools: Music Editing for TV and Filmwith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Mixing and Mastering with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White9h 18m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Getting Set Up in Pro Tools 9
2. Learning the Interface
3. Importing into Pro Tools
4. Recording Audio
5. Editing Audio
6. Arranging a Session
7. Recording MIDI Data
8. Editing MIDI
11. Mixing and Mastering
12. Working with Video
Archiving an entire session4m 22s
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