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Old August 23rd, 2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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FCP or Soundtrack?

Getting ready to edit a long form doc on FCP, but was considering laying down the narration in Soundtrack from the 16-bit AIFF or WAV files, instead of straight into FCP timeline. Since Soundtrack is a bit more up to snuff, and you can move everything back and forth, no problem, and eventually I'll have to add music and anything else anyway, am I just making more work for myself? Doesn't make it clear in the documentation which is the better workflow.
Just a thought.
Any suggestions,
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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I do VO editing all the time in ProTools and recently did it in Soundtrack Pro. It was not intuitive for that type of straight editing work at all. I would recommend either doing it in FCP or even better, download a free copy of ProTools Free. It'll take you just a few minutes to learn it, but it's MUCH more powerful of an audio editor than either FCP or STP...and it's free.

http://www.digidesign.com/ptfree/

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:16 PM   #3
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The original VO was laid down in PRO Tools at the studio, and I have my choice of AIFF WAV or DVD to chose from. I don't anticipate doing much tweaking since the levels seem pretty well established. Which file format do you recommend, and do you still stand by the VO laid down in FCP?
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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Personally, I prefer AIFF files, but there is really no huge quality difference. I use both all the time. Not sure what you mean by DVD, but your choices are really AIFF and/or WAV.

If you're just making simple cuts, then I would just bring it in to FCP. It's audio editing is pretty good for an editing program.

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