macbreak 173 retiming audio fcpx

Crikey these guys don't half crank out the mini tutorials! In the second visit to MacBreak Studio this week, the subject is retiming or time stretching audio in Final Cut Pro X without changing the pitch. Also posted is the recent recording of MacBreak Studio Live.

In this latest episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin shows Mark Spencer how to retime audio in FCPX without changing pitch, a nice trick that is enabled by default in FCPX. We would be interested to hear from any audiophiles out there who have tried this to see what it actually does to audio, listening to YouTube on a computer is hardly high fidelity. Then again the world acceptance of MP3 as a format has proved that convenience can win over quality.

The downside to this trick is that once a client knows that you can speed up or slow down music & V/O, they will pay less attention to getting you the right duration track or making sure a script fits!

Don't forget to check out Steve's and Mark's training books for FCPX and Motion.

Apple Pro Series : Final Cut Pro X
Apple Pro Series :·Motion 5

 

Here is the recording from the June 7th MacBreak Studio live.

'MacBreak Studio hosts Mark Spencer and Steve Martin talk about the realities of post-production working with Final Cut Pro X. They also debunk some myths about Apple's new non-linear editing system, including some of those widespread gripes from those who were not so happy with the evolution of the software.'