At NAB this year on the Avid blog sound designer Will Files presented a 28 minute tutorial in which he went through in detail on how he built the sound of the creature Venom in the film of the same name.
With macOS 10.15, the successor to Mojave, we will no longer be able to use QuickTime 7 Pro, MPEG Streamclip or the Avid codecs to convert incoming video files. In this article, we investigate 2 solutions that will enable Pro Tools users to be able to continue to easily and cost effectively convert video files into Avid’s own Pro Tools friendly format DNxHD video format, when macOS 10.15 is released and even better, you can start using them now!
If you work as an audio editor or mixer on projects that has been through a video edit, how many times have you been frustrated by what OMF, AFF and video files you have been sent from the video editor. In this article we share our recommendations as to what a video editor can do to make life easier for sound editors and mixers.
This new DigiLink option card for the Avid MTRX will provide 2 more primary mini DigILink ports to the Avid Pro Tools MTRX modular interface. This will enable an MTRX to become the single hub for a multi Pro Tools room or a single interface for an HDX 3 Pro Tools system.
At NAB 2019, Avid will also be showing previews of the work they are doing to improve the Avid Video Engine. There is no timescale for when these improvements will included in a future Pro Tools release, so do not expect these changes to be in Pro Tools 2019.5, but in the spirit of openness Avid are wanting to show users what they are working on to improve the Avid Video Engine.
Recently Emma Butt was asked to record the ADR or overdub for a kids drama series. Being freelance often means prep time isn’t factored into your booking. With this job, no prep time meant no time to cue up (add in visual or audio cues) for every character. One actor spotted this and asked if Emma had ever heard of or tried a piece of software called VoiceQ. Emma hadn’t so she decided to investigate once the first 3 episodes were completed and try it out. In this article you can learn how she got on with VoiceQ.
In this premium video tutorial our resident loudness guru Mike Thornton takes us through how to use the the TC Electronic LM1n loudness metering plug-in. The advantages of the LM1n is that it doesn’t take up much screen real estate and the LM1n’s simpler display also makes it ideal for multi-skilled staff and for use in other sectors like mastering for music streaming and albums.
Are you thinking, “New Year, New Venture”? Are you responding to possible demand and thinking that you should get into Post Production? Here’s my guide to setting up a post production system, on a budget.
Recently we produced an article looking into an announcement from Apple following an update of Final Cut Pro that the Avid DNx family of codecs, as well as other codecs like Cineform, which GoPro cameras often use would no longer be supported natively in future releases of the macOS operating system. We can now reveal details of exactly which codecs, both audio and video, Apple plans to support natively in the future as well as those which will not be supported in future macOS releases.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Following the resurrection of Dolby’s Dialog Intelligence with the new Netflix delivery specs and best practice recommendations, in this article, we ask whether Dolby’s algorithm is still fit for purpose as a speech-gating solution?
Have you ever asked “what exactly is Dolby Atmos? or “how do mixers learn to produce content in the format? If you have then The Dolby Institute, in partnership with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, has launched the first free online training curriculum focused on Dolby Atmos.
My name is Lucy J Mitchell and I am a freelance Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer for TV, Film and Computer Games living on the Surrey-London border and have been working in the Audio Post Production industry for almost 10 years. In my first article on Pro Tools Expert I covered the first 7 Pro Tools functions I could not live without In this article I am going to cover the second batch of 7 Pro Tools functions I could not live without.