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Simon Billington

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May 10th 2015
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fairlight in da vinci 15.2
by Terence Christopher 5 months ago
I am just beginning to use this for modifying the audio channel. However can you tell me where I can find the setting that would allow me to modify the gain continuously . I have to reduce very loud p
Re: fairlight in da vinci 15.2
by Simon Billington 5 months ago
It sounds to me that either you are describing a compressor limiter or volume automation keyframing.
Is there a way to Take out mouth clicks FOR FREE in Adobe Audition?
by Chris Poirier 7 months ago
I know there are purchase-able add ons that allow you to automatically remove various mouth click noises, however I haven't come across any built in features on Adobe Audition that allow you to do thi
Re: Is there a way to Take out mouth clicks FOR FREE in Adobe Audition?
by Simon Billington 5 months ago
Unfortunately the only best way to handle this, if you don't have a good declicker, is to edit them out by hand.
How to properly remaster concert audio?
by Adam Neznamy 5 months ago
Hello I would love to know how properly remaster some mostly older concerts audio. I have few experience with audio editing-enhancing and i know how to work with audition. Yet it seems i failed with s
Re: How to properly remaster concert audio?
by Simon Billington 5 months ago
It takes time and practice to get good at anything, really. Whether it be working with audio, learning an instrument or training in kung-fu. But that s not very helpful... First of all are we talking
Waveforms not matching audio - redraw?
by Steven J Casey 2 years ago
Using 11.1.2 build 22. I have interview footage about 45 minutes long. First edit I chopped it down to 30 minutes. Now going through for further editing and about 10 minutes into it the waveforms don'
Re: Waveforms not matching audio - redraw?
by Simon Billington 6 months ago
That is most likely due to the graphic eq inducing latency, as many audio plugins do. Equalizers tend tp do this if the have linear phase filters which would be bit of a con. However, the pro is they
Annoying Audio Issue
by John Watts 10 months ago
Everytime, I mean 100% of the time when I start a new project or even sequence, the audio output of Premiere does not work. Most of the time, one reboot of the computer will solve the issue. Upon occa
Re: Annoying Audio Issue
by Simon Billington 9 months ago
It s not really good enough considering how much we pay for a subscription. Adobe is the most expensive subscription model I m aware of.
Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by ryan elder 11 months ago
Basically in my experience working with the audio professionals, they prefer to record all the Foley in a studio, and then want to add the room reverb and filters later in post. But I feel this create
Re: Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by Simon Billington 10 months ago
That comes down to experience and what you use. I can very easily dial in a convincing sound and reverb quite quickly. Much more quickly than. it would take me to go out and sample it in a different s
Audio stutter when using Frame Hold Segment
by Marko Beric 10 months ago
Hi guys, I have been editing a video in Premiere Pro and I need to freeze a frame and talk about what is on the picture. I put the pointer at the position where I want my frame to freeze, I right clic
Re: Audio stutter when using Frame Hold Segment
by Simon Billington 10 months ago
That is bizarre, but at least you have found a workaround. Make sure you leave some feedback with Adobe. They can t fix issues if they don t know anything about it.
Plastic bags as Blimp Wind Protection
by Brian Reynolds 10 months ago
This might be of interest to people in this group. I do a lot of sporting OB's and wind noise is a common problem on Fx mics.... I thought I would try this....The results are amazing. Most days I was
Re: Plastic bags as Blimp Wind Protection
by Simon Billington 10 months ago
It certainly sounds like an interesting idea. I will absolutely give it a try if and when I get an opportunity.
What can I do about this audio mixing problem with sound effects?
by ryan elder 10 months ago
I graduated from film school and on our final film project, basically after I am done completing the video edit and have locked picture, we the students, then turn over our projects to the school who
Re: What can I do about this audio mixing problem with sound effects?
by Simon Billington 10 months ago
Group projects or relying on others is always scary business at uni. Even if you do get to choose who you work with, it can t be guaranteed they re going to deliver what you need, when you need it and
Distorted audio when burnt on BD
by Vasco daNeva 11 months ago
I ve made a dozen 2 to 3 hour films of family trips abroad. First on DVD then Blu Ray. All on Premiere Pro. From CS3 to CC2018. All with Voice Over. The Voice Over is done on Audition with the ENDN fo
Re: Distorted audio when burnt on BD
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
What s your process of putting it on to blue ray
lip sync issues with video files
by Tom Sefton 12 months ago
System - 2013 Mac Pro 6 core, 64GB RAM, D700, project files on Gtech studio XL raid via thunderbolt 2, audio routed via Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB3.0 device. Most recent version of Audition. Playing
Re: lip sync issues with video files
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
I m more of an Apple user, they can be quite progressive when they want to be, as can Adobe, but Blackmagic has to be the most progressive developer I have seen I am genuinely impressed at the rate th
analog to digital converter for mic to FCPX
by Claude Lyneis 11 months ago
I need to go from a mic with analog out to USB in on my 2017 iMac, where Apple inconveniently has removed the audio in port. This is to do voice over in FCPX. Yes, I can do so with a Blue Snowball mic
Re: analog to digital converter for mic to FCPX
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
What you need is a small "audio interface." There are many companies out there that make them. On the plus side, the converters built into these things are often much better quality than the "jacks" i
Clips in viewer darker than should be
by Tyrell Reid 11 months ago
Having and issue in FCPX where anything I play in the viewer appears darker than normal. The thumbnails in the events area are good. And even with I render the final file it comes out how it should bu
Re: Clips in viewer darker than should be
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
It could somehow have something to do with FCPX thinking that REC709 clips are actually in REC2020 format, so the colours aren't getting mapped properly. Have a look through your project settings and
Replacing audio tracks with weird buzzing
by Bob Wilson 11 months ago
I was editing a project a few months back and had a good chunk of progress going. I closed the program and a few months later I come back and all my audio tracks in the timeline have some weird buzzin
Re: Replacing audio tracks with weird buzzing
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
There may have been an update at some point that may have somehow triggered this issue. Have you tried deleting the cache Although, it's not known for audio to be stored in cache.
RAW vs Transcodes in Adobe Premiere Pro
by Debbie Elbin 11 months ago
Curious as to the majority's response on whether to use either the RAW or instead transcoded footage (with same fps as RAW) in Premiere Pro. Want to avoid problems when finishing and am warned that th
Re: RAW vs Transcodes in Adobe Premiere Pro
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
Yes the quality of the transcoding comes into play. However, there is lossless transcoding out there, where you wouldn't loose any information. Transcoding is generally faster to work with, but that's
Remove everything, but leave drums
by Bogdan Marculescu 1 year ago
I have an alternative rock song I want to sync with a short film, but I have some problems matching the song drums to the video cuts. I am using the audio waveform in Premiere to help me understand be
Re: Remove everything, but leave drums
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
There is a plugin that will do this, but its a bit pricy, Unmix Drums You could also try a bit of Transient Enhancing Shaping, that might help a little, but I don't think Audition has one of those eit
Multiple clips into multiple files
by Mike Bernard 11 months ago
I have 40 or 50 individual clips that I need to edit a bit ( taking out pauses and false takes ) and then master ( they are all from the same voiceover session ) and then export as individual clips. I
Re: Multiple clips into multiple files
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
Well given they are from the same voiceover session, you may not even have to go that far, unless you have different voices. In this instance, I'd try to get away with using one track. Adjust any indi
Audio Over Modulated/Clipping
by Minda Harris 11 months ago
Hello All! I'm working on a cooking show and some of the audio sounds clipped and over modulated but when I try and fix it in Audition (please note that this is the only audio editing program I have a
Re: Audio Over Modulated/Clipping
by Simon Billington 11 months ago
Distortion is almost impossible to get rid of unfortunately. It's like once you've over exposed your whites, or under exposed your blacks, you'll never get that missing detail back because there is no
Syncing audio - Resolve 14
by Edan Cohen 2 years ago
Hello! I'm a longtime Premiere using attempting to cut a project in Resolve 14. I shot my project with the audio recorded directly into the A camera. The B camera had its internal mic on to capture th
Re: Syncing audio - Resolve 14
by Simon Billington 1 year ago
PluralEyes is a great product. Worth the investment if you constantly find yourself in the situation of having to manually sync audio.
what happens if a stereo file is exported as mono
by Ayan Banerjee 2 years ago
I have a project with a huge number of stereo clips . These clips were recorded with a Zoom H1, and many of them has either a stronger left or a stronger right channel. It is not possible to detect al
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Robert Withers liked this 2 years ago
Re: what happens if a stereo file is exported as mono
by Simon Billington 2 years ago
Not specifically. A mono track and left and right wont sound the same way as if it's stereo. If the information is the same, and it usually is which is why it's mono, it will just collapse into the ce
End of QT 7?
by Tony West 2 years ago
I have recently noticed a pretty big shift in color from QT 7 when sharing from X (h.264 files) QT X looks pretty dead on with the canvas in X Anyone else noticed, or have you ditched QT 7 a while ago
Re: End of QT 7?
by Simon Billington 2 years ago
Compressor seemed to have taken over the role of QT7, but then upped the ante by offering a host of other features as well.
Rendering files
by Joe Lukus 2 years ago
Ok when you render a clip it creates a apple prores file correct or does it just create its own type of readable "system file" Basically what I am wanting to know is once you render a file were is it
Re: Rendering files
by Simon Billington 2 years ago
All good. Miscommunication is always bound to happen from time to time.
Proper Mixing of Interview Audio
by John Gutt 2 years ago
This may be a basic question, but what is the proper way to mix audio for a basic 1 on 1 interview. I have some rushes where each speaker is recorded to a different channel, how can I mix these togeth
Re: Proper Mixing of Interview Audio
by Simon Billington 2 years ago
Indeed I forgot about the FILL options. I work on a few NLE's and DAWS, I often forget which one does what.
FCPX3 - audio crossfades
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
What the current cheat for creating audio-only dissolves crossfades on the same storyline - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: FCPX3 - audio crossfades
by Simon Billington 2 years ago
I do a lot of these manually myself because, more often than not, I'm doing some kind of J or L cut with the audio.
Can FCP X run successfully off a partitioned hard drive?
by Chuck Purnell 2 years ago
I am currently still using FCP7 with OS 10.8.5 (yes I know its very outdated) because I am still working on a few projects. I was thinking about partitioning my system drive and putting the latest OS
Re: Can FCP X run successfully off a partitioned hard drive?
by Simon Billington 2 years ago
Yeah it will work fine. Although, if your idea is to put the system on the other partition, there's some debate as in to how advantageous that would be. Typically, I think the debate is regarding plat
Sound Design Possibilities for Vinyl Effects
by Simon Billington 3 years ago
Waves Audio has released a real interesting product recently, Abbey Road Vinyl Although I'm pretty sure this is designed with music in mind it actually offers some interesting sound design possibiliti
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Jeremy Garchow liked this 3 years ago
Re: Sound Design Possibilities for Vinyl Effects
by Simon Billington 3 years ago
Yeah I forgot about that. That will also do a fairly decent job too. It''s caveat being it can emulate records of varying vintage...and that it's free. Then there is Trash, by the same company. But yo
3D Audio viewing experiences.
by Simon Billington 3 years ago
So I came across this on VR Focus and followed up the Kickstarter link, I've got to say I'm pretty impressed. https: www.vrfocus.com 2016 06 waves-audio-launches-immersive-audio-software-crowdfunding-
Re: 3D Audio viewing experiences.
by Simon Billington 3 years ago
Hahaha!! I'm not sure that's a feature most people want, although it would certainly add to the sense of realism!! I'm also loving its potential application for virtual reality. Its one thing to have
Monitoring LUFs in resolve (Audio)
by adam jenns 4 years ago
Hi, Could anyone throw some light on monitoring audio in LUF's in resolve I assume it's not something that's built in so are there 3rd party meters I can buy Thanks in advance. Adam Mainframe London
Re: Monitoring LUFs in resolve (Audio)
by Simon Billington 3 years ago
You know what... I just discovered the same issue too. I can't believe i over looked this. I usually use this particular plugin in an audio app, where i finalise all my audio. I just new that the plug
For Simon Ubsdell
by David Mathis 4 years ago
Just ran across some of your Fusion videos and want to say thanks. Please continue your excellent work! The magnetic timeline, it's magnetic-o-matic!
Re: For Simon Ubsdell
by Simon Billington 4 years ago
Hahaha!! I was just watching those videos last night. Watching vids like Simon's, I feel, saves me thousands of dollars of a University course!! Well, that and some solid reading of whatever I can fin
Restoration Tools on sale for those interested...
by Simon Billington 4 years ago
Only available for Thursday or Friday. So now's a good time to grab something that is significantly better than what FCPX is offering. If you're interested you can find further info on this post I cre
Restoration Tools currently on sale
by Simon Billington 4 years ago
If you're in need of some better Restoration Tools, now is the time. There is a bundle on sale now, but for Thursday and Friday only it would seem. Further info can be found in this post I created els
Skype Mic Quality (FCP X)
by Lillian Young 4 years ago
I am editing a Skype interview where the client is interviewing people. I have never worked with this type of setup. I am getting two clips (interviewer and interviewee) and when I sync them (manually
Re: Skype Mic Quality (FCP X)
by Simon Billington 4 years ago
An alternative to that would be a decent headset with a mic or a USB mic made for podcasting. In short, the closer someone can get to the mic, the better, but not too close that they would "pop" the m
Quick Plugin or filter for Voice changing?
by Josh Evans 10 years ago
Hi I was wondering if there is a quick easy plugin i can buy or download, that i can use on Voice clips in my timeline, to change them i.e. turn a young guy into an old guy, or a kid into a monster. I
Re: Quick Plugin or filter for Voice changing?
by Simon Billington 4 years ago
Unfortunately Final Cut suffers from the same issue that Logic does, MOST of its plugin arsenal is incredibly old, and it shows in the sound quality. Hopefully, they are working on it. The last major
Adobe bids for The Foundry
by Santiago Martí 4 years ago
http: www.telegraph.co.uk finance newsbysector banksandfinance privateequity 11562472 Adobe-eyes-200m-bid-for-British-visual-effects-firm-The-Foundry.html Well, that's it. Santiago Mart www.robotrojo.
Re: Adobe bids for The Foundry
by Simon Billington 4 years ago
Oh I won't lose any sleep over it, others might though. It's just an observation. Personally i think they would be fools for doing so.
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