Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding video formats, SMPTE timecode rates, NTSC, and PAL, part of Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Video.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of our sound work, let's make sure we fully…understand the video formats we are working with.…There is a lot to know about video technology, but hey, we're here for sound, not video.…So I'll bring things down to the key points that will affect you on the…audio side of things.…When you are working in Pro Tools with video you're working separately from the…master video file, tape, or film.…When you finish your work it will have to be re-married to the final visual medium,…so it's absolutely essential that we keep everything in frame-accurate sync…as lay in our audio.…Timecode is the key to making sure everything stays in perfect sync.…
SMPTE, an acronym for Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers, came up with…a way of counting time for visual media called SMPTE timecode.…It's laid out the following way.…Here up in our main counter, we have it set to timecode, and the fields go like this.…We have hours, minutes, seconds, and finally frames.…There are several different timecode rates we can work with.…
- 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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