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

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 is a DVD 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.

The DVD is not included with the E-book.  Please contact the publisher for access to the DVD content by emailing d.mcgonagle@elsevier.com.   

* Real-world audio workflows provide proven audio solutions for Final Cut Studio video editors
* Step-by-step instruction on how to use the Soundtrack Pro toolset
* DVD contains audio and video project files for you to work on, allowing you to put lessons learned into immediate practice

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  1. True to its title, the book is a good introduction, as well as a refresher, for video editors who aren’t always responsible for finishing and delivering the audio tracks. The collaboration works well because the layout of the book clearly separates the author’s text from the sidebar tips of the co-author. Now that Apple has retired its “Studio” bundle of programs, video editors can still use the book to refine their workflow. Those using the final version of Soundtrack Pro will see its…

  2. I am a Freelance Sound Designer and a Teacher in a Multimedia school, and I work mainly with Pro Tools from Avid.The school where I teach ask me to give some classes on Audio Post production to the Final Cut Pro students. So I bought this book to help me understanding how STP works in a stand alone mode and the way it interacts with FCP. After 2 days reading it and practising, I was able to teach the students how to use the Soundtrack Pro to finalize (master) the sound they have on there…

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