Pro Tools Audio for Video: How to Organize Dialog Tracks


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Organizing the dialog tracks

If audio for video is a battle then the dialog edit is on the front lines. The overall success of your soundtrack will hinge on the effectiveness of the dialog, and all the other elements in your session will be built around it. Here we'll discuss your overall approach to your first dialog pass. As you see here, we have a pre-made session. It follows the template ideas we worked on before, but it's slightly different, since we're using it just for dialog. As you can here, we have dialog A 1-4, which we'll use for this scene, and then for the next scene, we would use dialog B 1-4, and then in the following scene we would go back to dialog A 1-4.

This way of checkerboarding can maximize your dialog tracks to keep you with the fewest amount of tracks through your entire session, but a lot of flexibility for your mix. As you can see also, we've already duplicated, hidden, and locked our original OMF tracks to get back to them if we need to. So on these four dialog tracks tha...

Organizing the dialog tracks
Video duration: 5m 0s 5h 9m Intermediate Updated Apr 04, 2012

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Organizing the dialog tracks provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Audio for Film and Video with Pro Tools

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Audio + Music Video
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Pro Tools
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