Explore the different types of audio delay effects and their common uses. We look at delay as it applies to today’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) units and their treatment of the signal so that you can apply delays, echoes and chorus effectively.
Listening to your work during post-production only gets you part of the way there. To cover the rest of the distance you need to make sure you are listening to it the right way. Playback levels have a huge impact on the overall sound of your mixes, as well as the amount of headroom you leave.
Video editing is one of those unique practices that is common for both personal and professional use, and can be taught through long, intensive programs at top-tier schools or self-taught at a learn-as-you-go pace. Some people do it for fun, and others make an excellent living with it.
A map reveals to the traveller all the possible paths they can take to get from point A to point B. Compositing video clips in Adobe After Effects is no different; there are many paths one can travel to achieve their end goal. Green screens and rotoscoping have their place, but most often, a track matte is the shortest route to the final destination.
Post-production is no longer an activity that occurs in isolation. Nor does it necessarily begin once production ends. Today’s cloud based computing world means that files can be shared and accessed from just about anywhere on a wide array of devices. Many video producers are embracing this new world, and as a result post-production is now a team sport, often times with multiple editors working on the same project.
Post-production can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you add in sound design on a separate software. It may seem daunting at first, but multi-track mixing your audio will actually save you more time and hassle
Blending modes remain a mystery to many video editors. They pose as a digital relic without a clear definition. To the uninitiated, blending modes are a trial by error tool, one which only wields its power when one stumbles upon the correct selection for their image. In truth, blending modes provide one of the easiest and most powerful ways to composite images and are incredibly useful for the video editor.
Sifting through the large amount of plugins in today’s audio software can prove tricky, especially to new users. This article provides a cursory glance at the different kinds of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) available in today’s Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).