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

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7 Sound Edit Workflows

Final Cut Pro and Sound Track Pro

The question often comes up: Why do I need Pro Tools? The answer is that you don’t. It is entirely possible to do the entire sound design in Final Cut Pro and Sound Track Pro, but the limitations soon create a real bottleneck in the workflow. The advantages of having at least a basic Pro Tools system are:

  • A high-quality audio interface with mic and line inputs that even works as an audio interface with Final Cut Pro and Sound Track Pro
  • Real-time playback without need to render 32 or more tracks
  • Real-time preview of all plug-in effects before processing
  • Pull-up and pull-down capabilities
  • High-quality, sample rate conversion
  • Portability to almost any professional audio facility
  • MIDI interface ...

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