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Bill McCloskey

 

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Post  Posted 10 Aug 2022 5:47 am    
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I basically want to record myself playing various parts - imagine doing a duet with yourself. I want to record the audio in my DAW (Luna Audio), mix the parts together, video me playing each part and syncing and editing the whole mess into a final video.

If anyone has software suggestions for a mac (ie. Final Cut Pro? Luna? Something else) and any workflow tips and tricks or resources to help me grok all this, I'd appreciate it.
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Post  Posted 10 Aug 2022 5:54 am    
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If you’re using an iOS device like a phone or iPad, you can use the app Acapella. It’s actually pretty darn good software. I made a few videos myself using it where I played 4 parts. I am not sure that it would work with a computer.
Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFPLtlYC-w
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Bill McCloskey

 

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Post  Posted 10 Aug 2022 5:59 am    
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This is exactly what i want to do. How did record the audio?
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Post  Posted 10 Aug 2022 6:05 am    
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The audio on my vids is not great because I used the device's mics, but I think it's possible to import audio. But you do have some mixing capabilities within the app.
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 10 Aug 2022 6:07 am    
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Bill... here's probably the most elaborate thing I've done with multiple camera angles. I recorded the audio in my DAW, Studio One Professional... each audio take was also accompanied by a video take that itself had audio. I believe I had a total of 16-17 angles. I then brought the DAW Mixdown and the chopped up Video Clips into FCPX and let it Automatically Sync the Video Clips to the Mixdown track which it did perfectly the VERY first try.

I might add that its best if you keep as detailed a log as possible on what video take was with each audio take, which makes managing everything MUCH easier.

Anyhow, here's a sample of what can be done with FCPX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8xy5pa3e8c

PS: I used a variety of cameras in this. 1-2 Logitech cameras, as well as the my too small iMac at the time and my Laptop, as well as phone cameras... Hence why managing everything becomes more important.
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Bill McCloskey

 

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Post  Posted 10 Aug 2022 6:18 am    
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Very helpful Dale. So if I have you:

1. Record each track with its own video with the audio going into the DAW.
2. Mix the individual tracks in the DAW and export as a single mixdown.
3. bring the individual video clips into a program like Final Cut pro and sync them to the mixdown track

Is that the basic workflow?
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 10 Aug 2022 6:31 am    
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Bill McCloskey wrote:
Very helpful Dale. So if I have you:

1. Record each track with its own video with the audio going into the DAW.
2. Mix the individual tracks in the DAW and export as a single mixdown.
3. bring the individual video clips into a program like Final Cut pro and sync them to the mixdown track

Is that the basic workflow?

Thats pretty much it.

The GOOD Audio will be from your DAW, either with a Mic or DI, I mostly just Mic, and as a side note, because Headphones really fatigue my ears sometimes for days, I just listen to the track I'm recording to through the Studio Monitors WHILE I'm recording to it, and never notice a bleed.

The audio captured by the camera's it only used to accomplish a proper sync in FCPX... Once everything is brought into FC, then there's a tool in there that picks which Audio Source you want to use (DAW Mixdown) and then while switching camera angles the video will be the only thing that changes and the Audio will remain from the DAW.
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