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  • Voiceover tool

  • steve knattress

    November 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I have a job tomorrow editing a VoiceOver to pictures, on to a show using FCP7, something I have done a lot in the past, but can some one answer this question.

    Tomorrow I think I have 2 commentators, on AVID where I usually do this job I record dual mono, each commentator to their own track (one panned left one right through the mixer, they are on lip mikes so there is little spill) so I can treat
    /edit each one separately ( filters, dynamics, levels etc.)
    (Commentator and colour man require different treatments)

    Is there away to record 2 separate voice over tracks (stereo pair) into FCP7 like you CAN on AVID MC?
    Or do I need to premix/treat the mikes in an external mixer prior to import both to a mono track?

    I have had a play today on my system and cannot see away.

    Also it seems that with FCP7 and OS10.7.2 the voiceover tool crashes FCP if I select other than 44.1Khz audio for the VO tool, any one else seen this?

    Hopefully the clients Mac will have SL!

  • Jerry Hofmann

    November 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    When recording, the Voice Over tool works with the Sound Manager to record in mono mode. When you choose the audio interface input for a stereo input device, the Voice Over tool uses only the left input channel (channel 1) of a stereo input device when recording; the right channel is ignored.

    So you’ll need to mix the audio before the input if you use the VO tool.

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  • steve knattress

    November 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for your quick reply,

    just what I thought, looks as if AVID wins again 😉

    Steve

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