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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing by Mark Spencer, Alexis Van Hurkman, Michael Wohl

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Lesson 4. Working with Sound

Time

This lesson takes approximately 85 minutes to complete.

Goals

Read and use the Audio meters

Fix overmodulated audio clips

Adjust and animate audio levels

Perform subframe audio adjustments

Apply audio fades and select fade shapes

Create audio pans in stereo and surround

Animate audio pan effects

Manage audio channels for multichannel clips

Break apart audio channels for independent editing

It cannot be said often enough: Audio is more important than video. Audiences will tolerate shockingly poor quality video (see Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield, or Blair Witch Project for proof), but no one will sit through even three minutes on YouTube if the audio is hard to hear. You can always close your eyes, but closing ...

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