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1st Edition

Pro Tools for Film and Video

ISBN 9780240520773
Published June 2, 2009 by Routledge
286 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

This step-by-step guide for editing sound to picture using Pro Tools starts by explaining the Pro Tools systems and covers all key audio topics, including equipment, sound, music, effects, output and mixing tools, to give users the skills needed to work on any project from big budget feature film to amateur DV video in mono, stereo or surround sound.
Clearly set out and thorough in coverage, the book takes a practical real world approach, a live 35mm film project runs through the chapters illustrating how different functions are added to a film providing the real detail of how to apply it to an edit. Extensively illustrated in color and packed with time-saving hints and tips, the companion website,

., contains the various Pro Tools sessions of the project film as it moves through audio editing, ADR, mixing and final 35mm release prints.

Table of Contents

1. Pro Tools Systems 40
LE vs. HD
MIDI Interface
Studio Design
Sync issues

2. Audio Workflow 20
Memory Locations
Time Stamping

3. Editing Tools and the Pro Tools Interface 50
The Edit Window
The Mix Window
Setups and Preferences
Editing Tools

4. Plug-ins 40
Tips and Tricks

5. Dialogue Editing and Replacement 30
Splitting off Tracks
Dialogue Editing by Character
Noise Reduction and Ambience Matching

6. Sound Design 40
Cueing Sound Effects
Track Layout
Library Sound Effects
Creating and recording Sound Effects
Creating sounds through editing
See an Animal, Hear an Animal
Ambience and Backgrounds
MIDI Foley

7. Music 20
Temp Music
Library Music
Music Rights
Scoring and Recording
Music Editing
Working with Loops and Plug-ins

8. The Dub 30
Control Surfaces and Automation
Grouping and Sub Mixers
Setting up Track Markers
Levels and Equalization
Mixing Effects and Futzing.
Mixing with automated Plug-ins
The Temp Dub
The Final Dub
Mono and Stereo
Surround and 5.1

9. Output and Delivery 30
Bouncing to Disc
Delivery on Tape
Delivery on Media File
Encoding and Compressing
Optical Sound and Pull-up
The Film Print

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