Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training – Part 4

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Apple Soundtrack Pro 4 Basic Training: Part 4 – Export

Soundtrack Pro supports two main document types – Multitrack project (.stmp) and Audio file project (.stap). Choosing a wrong file type can be costly. In other words, one must choose the right file type when they start out and edit audio clips with Soundtrack Pro. Or they can end up starting over the whole thing. In the meantime, when you export a document, you might see a message window that says “The project must be flattened in order to save it as a different type.” Flatten? What does it mean?

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We first want to see the difference between the two audio file types. We want to choose the right file type and export our audio project, which we then want to read with Final Cut Pro.   Continue reading

Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training – Part 3

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Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training: Part 3 – Effects

In the third video tutorial of the Soundtrack Pro Basic Training series, we first import a Windows Media Audio file to Soundtrack Pro. The goal of this tutorial is to learn how to apply effects to audio tracks. And we want to change the pitch of the voice in the audio file.   Continue reading

Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training – Part 2

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Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training: Part 2 – Process

In this second video tutorial of the Soundtrack Pro Basic Training series, we first use QuickTime Pro to edit an existing movie file and save audio and video tracks separately. The goal of this video tutorial is to import these QuickTime files and apply Fade In at the beginning and Fade Out at the end of the audio track.   Continue reading

Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training – Part 1

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Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training: Part 1 – Introduction

Soundtrack Pro is a relatively new audio editing application developed by Apple, Inc. It was first introduced in April, 2005. Apple integrated Soundtrack Pro into Final Cut Studio in April, 2007. It is no longer an independent application and is now only available as part of Final Cut Studio 2 or Logic Studio. The current version of Soundtrack Pro available is 2.0.2.

Soundtrack Pro is a revolutionary audio editing application. That’s not because it comes with thousands of royalty-free music loops. Soundtrack Pro supports a non-destructive editing feature, which goes beyond Adobe Photoshop‘s History. Photoshop can record each step you have taken in the History palette. The history of actions will be cleared once the document is closed. Soundtrack Pro is different. Each action is recorded in the Actions window. The history of actions will be kept, depending on how you save a project file.

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The first video tutorial of the Soundtrack Pro Basic Training series goes over basic features of the audio editing application. After going over basic settings, the video tutorial shows how to work with multi-tracks, using Sound Effects loops.   Continue reading

Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04 – Supplement

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Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04: Supplement

Last time, Using Squared 5‘s MPEG Streamclip, we converted an AVI video clip that was produced under Windows OS into a QuickTime movie with H.264. In this video tutorial, we will import this QuickTime movie and additional two video clips to Apple’s Final Cut Pro and to produce a final game play video. Depending on how raw video clips are compressed and how we set up export settings on Final Cut Pro, we could end up spending several hours exporting the final 22-minute game play video, which is shown in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin with Boot Camp – F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 2- 22 Minutes. In the end, it took Final Cut Pro less than two hours to export a video clip. So let’s see how to save time in ending a video.   Continue reading