Pro Tools: post production techniques

Pro Tools 210P Post Production Techniques
Duration: 7-10 days

This course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools in a professional post production environment. Concepts and skills learned in Pro Tools 101, 110, and 201 are reinforced with practical post-specific examples. Access to the Pro Tools 210P certification exam requires that previous exams have been passed.

This course is designed for end-users with intermediate Pro Tools skills.

Completion of the following courses is required prior to beginning this course:
  • Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Production I
  • Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production II

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Synchronize Pro Tools for audio post
  • Work with linear video in Pro Tools
  • Work with non-linear video in Pro Tools
  • Import digital media into the Pro Tools timeline
  • Work with video tracks
  • Record dialog in Pro Tools
  • Describe the role of a dialog editor
  • Organize your session by working with Digibase
  • Use accurate mixing terminology
  • Set layback options

Course Content
The course comprises ten modules and is designed to ensure the learner is capable of being assessed on their learnings and understanding in each of the following areas ...

Module 1
  • Make the hardware connections for using Pro Tools with a SYNC Peripheral
  • Understand Loop Sync 
  • Understand Clock versus Positional References 
  • Set Session frame rates 
  • Set Session Start times

Module 2
  • Configure and use Pro Tools to control a 9‐pin linear video deck
  • Spot and edit regions in sync with linear video 
  • Use Timestamps

Module 3
  • Use and synchronize non‐linear video with audio
  • Understand the available non‐linear video options
  • Digitize video into the Pro Tools timeline 
  • Understand the Video track view options

Module 4
  • Import QuickTime Video 
  • Import Avid Compatible Media 
  • Import OMF/AAF 
  • Import MXF Media 
  • Understand Pro Tools Support for OMF/AAF Media Types

Module 5
  • Understand the basic video track features 
  • Understand the Video window options
  • Understand the available video editing options 
  • Use the Video Universe window

Module 6
  • Setup Pro Tools to Record dialog and ADR 
  • Understand the Pro Tools record mode options 
  • Use Track Playlist Compositing 
  • Use Playlist Display Options

Module 7
  • Understand the role of a dialog editor 
  • Manually edit dialog and ADR 
  • Sync dialog 
  • Create and add dialog room tone
  • Clean up dialog

Module 8
  • Catalog audio 
  • Import audio from catalogs 
  • Organize sessions for mixing 
  • Create Sub‐Groups 
  • Import session data attributes 
  • Use Window Configuration List Shortcuts 
  • Use Memory Locations for Post

Module 9
  • Understand common post‐production mixing terminology
  • Understand large scale mixing workflows 
  • Understand session mixing signal flow 
  • Use Plug‐In Shortcuts 
  • Write Static Automation Mixer Settings
  • Use Trim Automation 
  • Variable Stereo Pan Depth

Module 10
  • Perform a layback to linear devices using remote track arming with an Avid Worksurface
  • Export regions as OMF/MXF audio files
  • Bounce tracks as OMFI, WAV, AIFF, and MXF‐compatible audio media
  • Export audio regions and tracks as OMFI/AAF
  • Bounce audio and video to QuickTime movies
  • Bounce audio to Windows Media 11 and MP3 audio media
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