as it stands right now I'm a little poo pooed. I've got picture lock and had been prepping my sound to transfer it over to SoundtrackPro. But, for the life of me the program sucks and won't work, even on my main dual processor g4.
Where do I go from here? How do you guys do your sound editing? Is it possible to do a competent edit in Final Cut?
Thread: How are you guys sound editing?
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09-05-2005 09:16 PM
09-05-2005 11:19 PM
Sure you can do a pretty good sound edit and mix in FCP alone. Depends greatly on what you are hoping to accomplish with your sound design though. For example a 5.1 mix ain't gonna happen with FCP.
09-06-2005 06:41 AM
On a Mac, I'm using Peak as a utility and Protools. I also have Soundtrack and don't have problems. I'm running it on a G4 dual 1 gig.
What problems are you having? How many tracks? What elements? Are you trying to mix music for the background? Or are you trying to mix all of the sound for the video ?
Is the problem in exporting the mix? At the very least, if you have a lot of tracks it could just take a while longer to export a mix. Then you'd take the stereo mix and re-import that into FCP and sync it to the original.
More info- we'll try to help.
09-06-2005 08:26 PM
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I use Pro Tools and Nuendo. Nuendo works pretty well with FCP now. Advantage with Nuendo is that you can use just about any audio interface, even a cheap $100 sound card. But if you are just looking to do cleanup that you can't do with FCP, try Peak and SoundSoap combination. That might be all you need. There are a lot of reasons not to do a mix in FCP, but unless you are somewhat skilled with digital audio workstations, you may find that mixing in one of the major DAWs to be frustrating. But once you get over the learning curve you'll find it opens up a whole bunch of possibilities.
09-06-2005 08:49 PM
I use ProTools and Logic.
Nice detailed answer, huh?
09-06-2005 09:43 PM
Thanks for the replies. Now to add to it:
I own Cubase SL2, which I've planned on using for creating the score. It seems though that the sync is slightly off when I play an export cubase aiff in final Cut. My only thought is maybe 24 frames per in Cubase is slightly off of 23.98 in final Cut??? Anyone???
If that is a problem, how to I fix it or get around it??
09-06-2005 10:28 PM
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I wouldn't use 24fps timecode, that's for film. Has Cubase added a 24P timecode feature yet? If not, just work in 29.97. As for your audio being out of sync, what kind of audio hardware are you using? Does Cubase have OMF import capability?
09-06-2005 11:53 PM
Weird... I was sure I posted a reply, but it doesn't appear to have happened... so once again:
I'm talking about creating music using a midi devise and recording it in cubase synced to an imported clip of my video. Once I export a mix and bring it into Final Cut, it doesn't sync up exactly to the way I thought I had done it, ie, hits & transitions don't line up exactly with cuts. I'm speculating it's because it isn't a 23.98 timeline. I chose 24fps because it seemed mostly logical. Is there something I can do or a setting other than 24fps that will sync up to my final cut project? Cubase sl doesn't not have 24p timecode feature, do other programs?
09-07-2005 12:13 PM
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Protools TDM does 23.97 and 24 (I believe). Protools LE can only do this with the $1000 bolt on option I think.
I would guess that Nuendo can do this as well, as it is also designed with Video Post in mind.