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The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow by Dale Angell

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3 Initial Audio Workflow, Importing Production Audio, and Syncing

The Production Audio Recorder

There are several decisions made in production that determine workflow in postproduction. The use of time code recorders and slates, analog or digital recorders, optical disc recorders, and flash memory recorders dramatically alter the postproduction workflow. You may have little or no input on the choice of the recorder, but if you understand their operation, you will be better able to plan your workflow.

Audio recorders, used in motion picture production, must be able to play back at the exact speed they recorded. Nagra (and some other) analog recorders achieve this by recording a pilot signal in the audio and then comparing it to a known reference ...

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