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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for News and Sports Quick-Reference Guide, Second Edition by Joe Torelli

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Chapter 6. Editing Simple Voiceovers

Now that you have a basic understanding of how the Final Cut Pro user interface works and how you access material to edit, it’s time to put together a simple voiceover.

Contrary to its name, a voiceover, or VO, doesn’t contain any recorded narration. A VO is a shot or sequence consisting of video and the natural sound recorded along with it, intended for the anchor or reporter to narrate, or “voice over,” live from the studio or the field.

Voiceover material differs from, but is often used in conjunction with, content classified as sound on tape. In SOT segments, the recorded sound is intended to be in the foreground, without narration by on-air talent. An example of SOT might be a quote from an official or an ...

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