Covering the basics of producing great audio tracks to accompany video projects, Using Soundtrack provides recording and editing tips and guidance on noise reduction tools, audio effects, and Final Cut Pro's powerful real-time audio mixer. Readers also learn how Soundtrack can be used to give video projects a professional finish with the addition of custom, royalty-free scoring. Theory is presented on a need-to-know basis and practical tutorials provide hands-on techniques for common tasks, including editing video to audio, editing audio to video, changing the length of a music bed, editing dialog, and mixing dialog with music and sound effects. The accompanying CDROM includes tutorial lessons and sample media.
Douglas Spotted Eagle is a recognized world leader in the Vegas product knowledgebase. He has authored numerous articles for Vegas and its sister applications. He also hosts two web sites for users of Vegas and related products and contributes to Videography, Studio, Parachutist, and Worship Video among other publications.