Until recently, I had only ever worked as a 1 person ADR team where I am being both the ADR mixer and Pro Tools operator as back in Ireland a one person ADR team was all I ever knew. Cut to now and freelancing in London and being booked to work in Goldcrest, I’ve had to learn the two-person system. So what are the advantages? How does it work?
There’s a feature that had it been in Pro Tools would have been a life saver on a recent project. It’s already in Avid Media Composer so should it come to Pro Tools?
In this tip Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers shares a simple but indispensable tip in what is probably his shortest video to date.
Following our article Apple Announce End Of Native Support For Avid DNx Codecs - Avid Respond. Why This Matters For Pro Tools Users Adobe have announced that the pro video apps now support ProRes export on the Windows platform releasing updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud video apps, including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC.
Apple ProRes is a codec technology developed by Apple for high-quality, high-performance editing. It is a popular codec in professional post-production used for acquisition, production, delivery, and archive.
Adobe has been working behind the scenes with Apple to provide ProRes export to post-production professionals using Premiere Pro and After Effects. Support for ProRes on both macOS and Windows helps video production easier and simplifies final output, including server-based remote rendering with Adobe Media Encoder.
Once you download and install the latest Adobe updates, ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 export will be available within Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Media Encoder on macOS and Windows 10.
You can read release notes for these apps here…
This helps those working in both audio and video post production to maintain a streamlined workflow and for the first time for Windows users provide proper ProRes support in the Adobe Pro video applications.
Will this move make you more likely to use Apple’s ProRes format rather than Avid’s DNx format?
Pro Tools expert Team member Julian Rodgers shares a free tip which makes using clip effects much more convenient by assigning presets to a keyboard shortcut.
With the release of a major Final Cut update Apple also took the opportunity to warn users that a future macOS will NOT support a number of commonly used video codecs including Avid’s DNxHD, which Avid recommend as the best video format for Pro Tools and a lot of video camera formats built around the Cineform codec. Is this Flash all over again?
In this 10 minute video tutorial we quickly demonstrate 20 top Pro Tools mix window workflows that will help you to work faster, smarter and more creatively the next time your mix a track in Pro Tools.
Following the recent announcement that Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users with a current upgrade plan will get the UVI Falcon worth $349, the Falcon Factory Sounds and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack. In addition, Pro Tools First users will get the UVI Workstation 3 and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack.
In this article we are going share what we think about the addition of these UVI products to Pro Tools and also give you a taste of all the extra UVI sound libraries that you can buy to get even more out of these bundled UVI products.
Are you new to working in surround sound? Then check out this video that I have aimed at those who are already familiar with Pro Tools but who may be new to working in surround sound. In this free video tutorial, we take a look at the basic concepts and workflows for working in surround in Pro Tools Ultimate.
I’ve seen many, many Pro Tools systems but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one using anything other than the default waveform views. What can you change and why might you want to?
Until recently there has been a number of different ways Pro Tools users could send feature requests to Avid. With recent changes and developments, the good news is that with the new Avid Link app, which is currently in public beta, Avid Link is being developed to simplify these routes and deliver a unified interface that enables users to not only submit feature requests and other insights but also to be able to manage their applications, purchase products and plug-ins, and connecting with the Pro Tools community.
Do you understand what the different preference settings do in the display tab of preferences? Did you know you can colour markers as well as tracks and clips? Have you ever used colour in the clips list? See these and more in this new tutorial video.
Precisely which playlists get moved or removed under different conditions when cutting, copying pasting and deleting automation? How what is left behind on your playlist is affected by which operation you use to remove it?
This tutorial answers these questions and also demonstrates how to quickly remove unwanted automation. Very useful when you want to level a mix and just start over.
Clip effects, as introduced to Pro Tools HD in 12.6 are so useful and like all useful new features I find as I use them more, my need for a shortcut to access them grows. This Tip shows how to toggle the Clip Effects editor (Alt+Num 6) as well as some interesting points about gain staging and the effect of Clip Gain on Clip Effects and vice-versa.
Following the release of Apple Thunderbolt 3 computers like the Mac Mini 2018 and the iMac Pro, we have seen some confusion about which thunderbolt expansion chassis you can use with a Thunderbolt equipped Apple computer and so we thought it would be helpful to put together a guide especially as the transition to Thunderbolt 3 has muddied the waters in this area.
The Smart tool combines the Trim, Grab, Selector and Fade tools into one and is so useful that most of us spend the majority of our time in it and by default that means we are usually using the Time Grab tool. There however two other Grab tools available: The Separation Grab tool and the Object Grab tool.