Chapter 16. Sound Advice: Mixing

<authorgroup>STEPHEN KANTER</authorgroup>

The sound mix starts with the picture edit in Final Cut Pro. Even before the final audio mix, gain levels must be adjusted so that all the different types of audio clips—SOT (sound on tape), sound effects, music—can be heard clearly by the editor, as well as by any producers, directors, or clients that visit the edit bay to review a cut. By toggling on clip overlays, you can adjust the pink overlay representing gain level, with or without keyframes, directly in the Final Cut Timeline (FIGURE 16.1). Although most adjustments to place sounds in a 3D space occur in the final mix, not during the rough cut in FCP, you can also load a clip into the Viewer to adjust and keyframe ...

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