20. Pro Tools for Digital Video

Pro Tools has become the digital audio workstation of choice for most film and television sound editors working today worldwide. Just as Pro Tools has led the way to high-end, low-cost audio production, we’ve seen an explosive growth of desktop video production.

The field of sound for video draws on all aspects of sound technique. Soundtracks today feature the human voice and naturalistic use of sound effects to create realism, as well as music and theatrical sound designed to underscore character, drama, pacing, and emotion.

In this chapter we’ll give you a quick tour of the basics of setting up and using Pro Tools to edit and mix sound for video using a video deck or QuickTime digital video. We hope you’ll find ...

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