1st Edition

The Video Editor's Guide to Soundtrack Pro Workflows, Tools, and Techniques

By Sam McGuire, David Liban Copyright 2010
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book tells you how, why, and when you should perform certain audio postproduction tasks within Soundtrack Pro while editing your video in the Final Cut Studio suite.

    Intertwining video editing workflows with audio editing workflows for video editors using Final Cut Studio, it also describes in-depth the audio postproduction process as well as the specific tools used for editing and mixing audio within Soundtrack Pro. The final section is designed as an audio postproduction "cook-book", describing typical audio post scenarios with detailed workflows for dealing with them.

    The book provides real-world workflows and step-by-step instruction on the basics of audio editing in STP, implementing sound effects, spectral tools and much more. Also included are downloadable resources containing both video and audio files, demonstrating surround sound, mixing procedures, and other audio editing processes. Included as well are project files with which you can refine techniques learned in the book.

    Chapter 1 - The video editor

    Chapter 2 - What is audio post?

    Chapter 3 - Expectations of the video editor

    Chapter 4 - Basic audio editing

    Chapter 5 Introduction to dynamics

    Chapter 6 - Dynamic standards

    Chapter 7 - Spectral Tools

    Chapter 8 - Time Effects

    Chapter 9 - Mixing

    Chapter 10 - Exporting Features of Soundtrack Pro 3

    Chapter 11 - Acoustical design and configuration

    Chapter 12 - Additional materials

    Chapter 13 - Scenarios and Practical Tutorials


    Sam Mcguire is on the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver and has served at the Appalachian State University as assistant professor and director of the Robert F. Gilley Recording Studio. David Liban has worked in the television and film business since 1987. He has produced and directed numerous independent productions. He is a professor of film and video production at the University of Colorado Denver where he teaches production and post-production. His films have been aired nationally on PBS as well as Israel and Australia. His film, Carhenge: Genius or Junk? was nominated for a regional Emmy in 2007.

    "Will reach a variety of collections, from those strong in digital video workbooks to recording arts and film producers. Step-by-step instruction on the basics of audio editing using Soundtrack Pro offers keys to working with projects, tools, acoustics and more. The rest's a powerful pick for any film or digital collection."--CA Bookwatch