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Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Work Faster and Smarter in Final Cut Pro 7 by Larry Jordan

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Chapter 6. Audio

Picture is important, but good audio is essential.

People will happily watch low-quality images as long as the audio is good. YouTube is the classic proof of that.

Yet, far too often, audio is given short shrift during production. “Oh, we’ll fix that in post” is a statement heard all too often on the set. Taking a couple of extra minutes to get a good clean recording on set can save hours of expensive repair work later—and often yields far better results.

But since this book is written for editors, you already know that. So now the question becomes, “How do I get my audio to sound good in Final Cut Pro?”

That’s what this chapter is all about.

Two Types of Audio Files

You can capture audio into Final Cut Pro in one of two ways. ...

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