Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing the dialog tracks, part of Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Video.
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 that came in with the OMF, we have in our first…
- Understanding video formats, codecs, and timecode rates
- Importing OMFs and AAFs into Pro Tools
- Spotting film and using markers
- Using room tone
- Creating fades to smooth out audio edits
- Sweetening and hard effects
- Recording ADR and editing with VocALign LE
- Editing out plosives, crackles, and hums
- Mixing with automation and reverb
- Calibrating for 5.1 surround mixing and bass management
- Mastering delivery levels and dynamics
- Understanding the Audio Suite enhancements in Pro Tools 10
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 4/04/12. Can you tell me what changed?
A: This update was initiated when Avid released Pro Tools 10. It explains that this course can be taken with either Pro Tools 9 or 10 (the exercise files are compatible with both), and we also added movies that explore the enhanced clip-based gain and Audio Suite features in Pro Tools 10, both of which are useful when building a soundtrack.
1. Getting Ready to Build Audio for Video
2. Working with a Video Project
Exporting OMF and AAF files4m 49s
3. Getting into the Audio for Video Workflow
4. Working with Audio for Video
5. Recording to Picture
6. Learning Audio for Video Techniques
7. Mixing Audio for Video
8. Working in Surround
9. Preparing for Final Delivery
10. Backing Up and Archiving
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