Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Taming plosives and sibilance, part of Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Video.
In this movie, let's take a look at two other problems that you're very likely…to run into as you work on audio.…These are called plosives and sibilance.…Plosives happen when syllables like P or B create some wind that actually…strikes the capsule of a microphone, and it causes a lot of low-end to be heard.…Let's take a listen to some plosive audio.…(Woman speaking: The principal ate the potatoes prior to the presentation. The principal ate...)…That's a pretty extreme example where there are four plosives in one sentence.…But sometimes that occurs.…I mean the way to avoid this really is to have a screen called a pop filter in…front of the talent's mouth when they are speaking into a microphone.…
In this case, obviously, there was no pop filter and that wind struck the…capsule and we have these plosive sounds.…So we're left to deal with it in post-production.…There are some methods we can use to deal with these problems.…So let's zoom in on the first plosive here and get into it.…If we zoom in pretty close, this is the first plosive.…
- 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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