With Final Cut Pro X, video editors now have the powerful combination of audio tools and bundled plug-ins that can make your audio sound like it went to a $450/hour Post Production studio. Let Michael Wohl show you how to use them...
Back when desktop video editing was just a sparkle in every film editor's eye, Michael was busy creating Final Cut Pro. Learn Final Cut Pro from one of the original designers of this incredible piece of software!
A good friend of mine once said, "Video is two-thirds audio." In most video software, the audio capabilities have been nothing more than an afterthought and often under-implemented. In Final Cut Pro X, the audio is treated as an equal partner!
In this tutorial, editor, educator and Final Cut expert MIchael Wohl reveals all the new audio techniques that video editors can do in-appin FCP X to ensure that the audio coming out the other side is cleaner, better EQ-ed and more expertly processed than in previous versions of Final Cut Pro. He takes you on an audio trek beginning with adding clips from external sources, iTunes, and the built-in Music and Sound Effects browser. You'll also learn how to expertly configure audio channels from mono all the way to 5.1 surround.
Michael then takes you through the art and science of creating good audio levels. He explains metering, the difference between dB and dBFS, and the implementation of audio keyframes (automation) included in Final Cut Pro X.
From audio levels he dissolves smoothly into a section on transitions where you'll learn all about audio cross-fades in the primary storyline and cross-fading complex connected clips. Then Maestro Wohl is into stereo and surround panning, and explains the awesome new Logic Pro EQ and Spaces plug-ins that come bundled with Final Cut Pro X.
So become an audio master under the direction of video maestro Michael Wohl and learn how to use all the incredible new audio features that make Final Cut Pro X a true, fully functional audio-for-video editor.
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B. B. B. Kjelbye wrote on June 4, 2016
In making a good movie lies the concept of good sound.
Making good so und can prove to be difficult.
M. Wohl shows how to make it right.
This is good stuff.
Matt Mayes wrote on December 28, 2014
Very comppreshensive and understandable. I was able to directly utilize the information into my FCPX projects. Thanks!
Jim Wilkinson wrote on May 8, 2013
Very intuitive, nicely done, I learned a few new tricks even though I've been working with audio for years in my own studio
Ton Heerooms wrote on April 26, 2012
This was what I needed, clear information,
WOW! wrote on January 1, 2012
FCPX is awesome! I have learned a lot about audio! I'm going to have fun with this!
Frank Justesen wrote on August 30, 2011
I like the whole series. bought all eight/seven tutorials. I was really a newcomer before I went to these tutorials. Now after 2 weeks training with support from MacProVideo tutorials I feel like a Pro.
Great value for the money
George Parker wrote on July 16, 2011
Love the whole series. Purchased 1-4 on iTunes but since 105 wasn't out yet, I bought it here. The N.E.D. software that is offered to embed the lesson is easy and works well.
As for the content: Michael Wohl is an excellent teacher. He
- is very clear,
- is entertaining which makes it fun to learn
- works with his own material and not some kind of non-descriptive footage which makes it personal
- is clearly working with the software himself which makes it practical
- has structured all the lessons in a way that helps you to start experimenting right away and refine later
- adds his own preferences or dislikes in a very constructive way which I like a lot.
6 out of 5 stars!
Craig Shamwell wrote on July 8, 2011
Excellent tutorial!! The Key Framing section was very informative...a must see for serious editors or beginners!!
Micheil Reid wrote on July 8, 2011
Apple have out done themselves in the audio department with FCPX! There are a host of customizable audio effects taken from Logic pro as well as Mac OS and Final Cut Pro! There are a set of EQ tools including a cool FCPX multiple band graphic equalizer as well as the afore mentioned Logic plug ins. So why oh why did they "forget" to add a mixer?? The FCPX graphic EQ looks a lot like a mixer; so why couldn't they add one for mixing audio tracks in the time line!?
This is an excellent tutorial, packed with good information about the tools for audio enhancements that cater for most fixing duties when tidying up audio tracks of a FCPX project. Michael Wohl presents a straight forward tutorial not cluttered with complexities and confusions! It may be short, but it's to the point and of course in his inimical way....entertaining! Five stars!!