August 12, 2013

Google doodles Schrödinger & his cat

Heh—today’s Google Doodle honors Erwin Schrödinger (who would have turned 126 years old today) and the notional cat of his hypothetical experiment:

Gato

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Stop making crummy-sounding videos

“Nothing will take an audience out faster,” says DP of Saturday Night Live’s film unit Alex Buono, than bad audio. “They’ll sooner accept out-of-focus, underexposed shots” than bad sound.

Well-regarded audio engineer & trainer Larry Jordan agrees: “The best way to improve the quality of your picture is to improve the quality of your sound.” He recently recorded a session on demystifying Adobe Audition for video editors.

During this 45-minute presentation, you’ll discover:

  • Send files and projects between Premiere Pro and Audition
  • Remove hum from an interview
  • Remove background noise
  • Maximize audio levels without causing distortion
  • Do an audio mix of your project
  • Create “stems,” or submixes, of your dialog, effects, and music tracks
  • Test your final mix to be sure it meets all technical specs before submitting it to the client
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