SmartSound for FCP

picture-3.pngSmartSound has released their plug-in for Final Cut Pro that allows Smartsound to see open FCP projects, including all the different sequences, and import markers from that timeline into SmartSound to make the process of adding music to your project a breeze.

The demo from Larry Jordan is up on the SmartSound web site and we’ve got it for you here as well.

The inimitable Larry Jordan guides you through a demo of the new tech on the SmartSound web page and the back and forth looks pretty snazzy. I especially like that SmartSound can seemingly “look into” FCP and see what’s going on, as well as pull markers, and then insert the finished audio clip into you active project.

By creating these dynamic links in SmartSound, it makes it a far easier process because you don’t have to worry about exporting from FCP in the proper format, finding that file in SmartSound, then exporting an audio file, switching back to FCP, finding and importing that file in FCP. No, all of that file management is skipped. It’s pretty amazing. 

Here’s the demo from SmartSound:

Now, he doesn’t go into fixing the audio to allow the person speaking to be heard better, but Larry does say that they’ll go into tweaking that audio in other tutorials. You can see the Mood Mapping conformed to the FCP marks in this second tutorial “2. Roundtrip Editing.” (QT, higher quality) from the SmartSound web site. It’s in the third group down the page.

I’ve worked with the SmartSound interface and have to say that it’s really easy to customize the audio to make the dialog of the video come through better. Now, with this seamless FCP integration, it is clear that they are making it as easy as they can to use SmartSound with any FCP project you may have.

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