Three Repair Tips for Poor Audio in Final Cut Pro [v]

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[ This is an excerpt from a recent on-line webinar: “Audio Techniques in Apple Final Cut Pro” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library. ]


Audio is a huge part of any project. But, all too often, we ignore the sound to concentrate on the image. In this short video, Larry Jordan presents three techniques you can use to repair audio problems.


Three Repair Techniques for Poor Audio in Final Cut Pro

TRT: 5:52 — MPEG-4 HD movie



This session illustrates how to work with audio in Apple Final Cut Pro. Hosted by Larry Jordan, this detailed online training covers:

Audio is a huge part of any project. But, all too often, we ignore audio to concentrate on the image – only to discover that much of the magic and power is missing.

This session will help you make your projects sound great!


This intermediate-level session assumes a basic familiarity with Final Cut Pro, though even new users will benefit.

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3 Responses to Three Repair Tips for Poor Audio in Final Cut Pro [v]

  1. I hadn’t had a need to use Voice Isolation until recently. I had an interview where I couldn’t turn off a hotel AC unit and my talent and I were sitting right next to it. It was crazy how well Voice Isolation worked. For my final edit, I used RX9 to do my normal audio editing, but I still needed just a touch more in FCP with Voice Isolation on my track at the very beginning. There was just a touch of mic bleed echo so I added it to the master audio track rather than the individual tracks.

    The reason I needed RX9 for the final edit, in my opinion, is that I still had some mic bleed between the two mics using only Voice Isolation, and RX9 virtually eliminates other specific voices. I don’t think it’s the intended use, but that how I use it for interviews. I’ve even used it for background music (we didn’t have Voice Isolation in FCP at that point).

    Even so, my first step will be to see if Voice Isolation will fix the issue before resorting to other means outside of FCP.

  2. Kit Laughlin says:

    All three tips are brilliant, Larry. I will be using these. Thank you.

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