Finding the beat

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Finding the beat

Postby lister007 » Fri May 04, 2007 1:56 pm

How you you find the beat? So far I have been looking for the nodes or using audacity, thinking of using audition or something similar. What do you prefer?
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Postby CrackTheSky » Fri May 04, 2007 1:59 pm

What do you mean, 'find the beat'? As in, how do I sync up my video with the music? Usually, I use the waveform as a guideline but I put more emphasis on what I actually hear, rather than what I see.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Fri May 04, 2007 2:10 pm

i tap the M key while listening to the music file being played in Vegas, sometimes minor fixes have to be made, but it gets it pretty close..
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Postby lister007 » Fri May 04, 2007 2:21 pm

Usually, I use the waveform as a guideline but I put more emphasis on what I actually hear, rather than what I see.


like JaddziaDax said you gotta have a method of applying to the vid itself though right? I think most of the time it is a case of stopping starting pausing, stuff like that. :roll:
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Postby JaddziaDax » Fri May 04, 2007 3:01 pm

the "M" key creates markers in Vegas >.>
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Fri May 04, 2007 3:05 pm

Looking at the waveform, practice with headphones, sectioning off parts and listening to them on a loop (at different speeds), etc...

Having a roommate that happens to be an audiophile and is going to school to be a sound engineer doesn't hurt either.
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Postby NS » Sat May 05, 2007 7:31 am

I use the audio wave things as well, But the majority of what I do comes with hearing at first, then when I get in it use markers or cuts or the wavelengths as well.
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Postby Willen » Sat May 05, 2007 8:33 am

I use the waveform in my editing program as a guideline. But ultimately, I use my ears.
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Postby Purge » Sat May 05, 2007 4:01 pm

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Postby Shazzy » Mon May 07, 2007 1:34 pm

Close my eyes and hit the marker button when the sound "feels" like there should be a scene change. Waveforms are kinda nice guidelines, but sometimes the cut flows better slightly before/after the actual "peak" of the beat.
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Postby Pwolf » Mon May 07, 2007 8:39 pm

wait wait... "how do you find the beat?" you got be kidding me... use your ears.

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