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Ian Palmer asked about this on the Digidesign User Conference recently. He asked…
I’ve been exporting mixes for review as a QT for years now. We’ve just upgraded my mix studio to PT8 HD.
Before you would export the QT, set the audio settings and it would stitch the audio onto whichever QT was online in the session. Easy and quick.
Now it’s taking a bloody age as PT is re-encoding the H264 QT into another H264 QT instead of simply copying it. Am I missing something here? The new options window is identical to QTPro (which I have QTPro7 installed).
I’m not using the H264 QT in my session, other than to export to as it’s then uploaded via FTP. Can’t be doing that with a 5Gb DVPAL version.
‘FajitaTone’ replied suggesting the flowing alternative workflow….
- bounce to .wav
- close Pro Tools Session
- open QuickTime with QT Pro
- open .wav with QuickTime
- select all, and copy to clipboard (from the .wav file)
- switch to movie, type (cmd-J) to open the movie properties window
- select the audio track and delete it.
- then press opt-cmd-V to past the bounced .wav into the movie
- cmd-shift-S to save as self contained.
this will save the QT you used in your PT session with bounced audio from the session. Bounce to QuickTime takes too long.
I hope that was clear.
+1 to the method explained above. Fast and easy. Only issue is when picture has a leader or slate. I usually trim the picture first so the FFOA is the same for picture and exported/bounced .wav files.
Hmm, in my case bounce to QuickTime takes just as long as bounce to wav, real time that is. It just replaces the audio in the movie without reencoding.
UNLESS you choose Bounce to QuickTime with cmd-alt-ctrl pressed. Then you can specify the codec.
Fajita’s workflow is also very useful, specially when you only need to consolidate rather than bounce. The only thing I may add is that you must make sure that the consolidated or bounced audio is the exact same length as the movie, or at least starts at the same point.
Yes, bounce to QT is a BOUNCE (real time), benefits of course are that the audio chain runs through your automation and plug-ins. But, if you’ve already bounced the audio, then the tip above will work fine. Keep in mind though that it’s not always sync accurate, as you’re matching audio to video via command, not by eyes. If the video AND audio are EXACT same length, then you’re good.
(read).. there is also a way to nudge audio in the tip above, but it’s not as easy and accurate as in PT