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Old November 12th, 2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hi, I appreciate the standard way of learning new software is to play with it! This is what I normally do!

However, due to music right prices coming back far too high and client budget changes we've had to pull a soundtrack off of a completed short film just days before a dvd print run well into the high thousands!!! (MAJOR pain in the rear)

They want delivery VERY soon. Our simplest most budget friendly answer was to go down the Cinescore route.

So far all looks very suitable. The one problem is I don't really have enough time to read the manual right now!

Can anyone tell me quickly the standard workflow procedure using Vegas and Cinescore?

The film was edited in it's entirety using Vegas 7.0e including VO, FX and Music Soundtrack. What's the best (and quickest) way of getting this into Cinescore to add a new soundtrack. Have I got to re-render the FX and VO to a new audio file that Cinescore reads? Or do I work in reverse to that?

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Old November 12th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #2
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I though you would produce a low quality render and import that into Cinescore to get placement of your music track. Then render it back as a wav or whatever to then go back into the timeline in Vegas for final output....but I'm sure there are other ways.....
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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I'm not a gun on this but have had Cinescore for over a year and done a bit with it.

All you need to do is start another audio track, select a length either relatively precisely the length you want - or longer, and location for that selection, and get Cinescore (in Vegas go to 'Insert > Generated Music...') to generate the music you choose for that length. It will shove it on that track - if you have it selected - in the selected range.

You don't have to render anything out before working with it.

I normally make my music longer than I want and use envelopes to bring it in and take it out where I want. If you are wanting a precise end, you could put Cinescores 'end' of the music were you want, and fade in the other end.

Because of the way Cinescore is set up, you may not get music of absolutely precisely the length you want if your looking for a very tight start and finish, but it is pretty good.

Hope this helps.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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thanks guys. I think I've pretty much sussed Cinescore now. There's not as much to it as I thought!

Just a bit disappointed in the range of themes available. No jazz!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #5
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thanks guys. I think I've pretty much sussed Cinescore now. There's not as much to it as I thought!

Just a bit disappointed in the range of themes available. No jazz!
You will forever be disappointed by the range & quality of themes..... but it has two major selling points for me.... cheap & fast to learn.

SonifFire's theme selection & quality will completely beat Cinescore every time (unless Son drastically changes their priorities) but each SonicFire purchased pack gives you less variety of themes where as a Cinescore theme pack goes all over the place to give lots of variety (but it sounds like samples and not recorded music).
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Old November 15th, 2007, 09:27 AM   #6
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I read somewhere recently that Sony entered into some agreement with SonicFire so that they can integrate SmartSounds in with Cinescore. That could be good.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #7
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I read somewhere recently that Sony entered into some agreement with SonicFire so that they can integrate SmartSounds in with Cinescore. That could be good.
That would be interesting for sure. Cinescore cannot control the individual instruments like SonicFire can so either Cinescore will get different themes to work with, or will just lack the ability to use that control.
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