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Cubase: Working to Film Explained®

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    In this video, Gary describes what is going to be covered in this Cubase series on Working to Film.

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    Adding & Importing a Video

    Here we take a look at how to create a video track and how to add/import video files into your project.

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    Setting Up Your Project

    Here we go over how to setup and match your project frame rate to the video frame rate.

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    Converting Video to Work with Cubase

    This video shows you what video formats Cubase supports, and how to convert a video file if Cubase doesn't recognize its format.

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    Adjusting the Video Display

    Here we take a look at the Video Previewer and how to adjust the size.

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    Inserting Multiple Videos on the Video Track

    Cubase allows you to insert multiple video files on the video track. This video shows you how this is done.

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    Editing the Video Track

    You can use basic editing tools to edit the video. Here we show you what editing tools you can use on the video.

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    Deciding on a Tempo for Your Project

    Gary givers some tips on how to decide on the tempo of your project to match the video.

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    Adding Rhythm with Percussion & Synths

    Here we take a look at how to add percussion and synth elements to give a sense of pace to the video through music rhythms.

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    Recording an Instrument Melody

    The melody or motif is super important in video by defining specific scenes and characters. In this video Gary shows you how he comes up with a melody idea for the scene.

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    Using Synths for Ambience & Textures

    Synths are great tools to use to build up textures and ambience in your music project. This videos shows you a few examples.

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    Syncing/Spotting Sound Effects to the Video

    Gary shows you how you can enhance the video and music by adding in sound effects that syncing with the visual. Honing in on your sound designs skills can really help improve your writing to video.

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    Using Tempo Changes

    This video shows you how to edit the tempo in the Tempo Track, and how to create tempo changes within your project.

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    Using Transition Effects Between Scene Changes

    When there is a transition between one scene and the next, you can do some transition effects with your music as well. Gary shows you some tricks with transition effects.

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    Timestretching Audio to Fit the Video

    Another technique you can do with your audio is use Cubase's timestreching tools to stretch and compress your audio parts to fit the video. See how!

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    Using Automation to Create Interest

    It's important to remember the video is a moving scene, and by adding in automation you can create further interest with your musical soundscape to evolve with the video.

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    Using the Transpose Track & Transposition

    The Transpose Track and Transposition is an easy and effective way to make creative changes in your music during the video. Here we show you how to use this trick.

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    Exporting Out Your Audio Mixdown

    This video goes over how to export out your finished audio mixdown.

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    Embedding Your Audio to the Video

    Here we show you how to export out your video and embed your music and sound effects into the Video export.

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    Exporting Out Stems

    Finally we finish off and show you how to do Stem Exports of your audio tracks.

Product Overview

Cubase instructor Gary Hiebner brings you Cubase video tutorials on working to Film! These videos are designed for those who already know their way around Cubase, but want specific information and instruction on importing video into Cubase and producing music or effects to it.

Gary greets you and begins by explaining how to create a video track and importing your video file, followed by how to set up your project, and how to convert a video to work with Cubase if Cubase doesn't recognize your video file. You'll also see ways to adjust your video preview size, insert multiple videos into the Video Track, edit the Video Track, and how to decide on the best tempo for your project so it works with your video.

Next, Gary demonstrates how to add percussion and synth elements to give a sense of pace to your film, how to come up with a melody or motif idea for the scene you're working on, how to use synths to create ambience and textures, ways to sync and spot sound effects to your video, utilize transition effects between scene changes, time-stretching audio to better fit the video, using automation to create interest, how to properly export your audio and embed it into your video, and much, much more.

To see what these detailed Cubase film production tutorials show you, and how they'll get you working with video fast, see the individual Cubase video tutorial descriptions on this page. Jump into the exciting world of post production and see what Cubase can do when working with your next film or video... Watch "Cubase: Working to Film" today!

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Cubase: Working to Film Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is an excellent introduction to matching music and sound effects to video in Cubase, and also how to go about using transitions, tempo changes etc. Gary shows how to do this on an actual project and it's very useful to see his way of working. He has a relaxed but very detailed way of teaching. Thoroughly recommended for anyone learning how to use Cubase with film. Thanks Gary!
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great starter Really helpful guide to getting started with Video / Audio tracks in Cubase. Also learned some more advanced Cubase features for Transpose tracks and audio Reverse that I didn't know about. Great!
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extreamly Good This course was very helpful indeed and really shows how powerful Cubase is
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent resource to look at before starting out with your first visual media project. Clear and concise, easy to follow and one or two great work-flow tips I wasn't expecting in there. The greatest wins for me were the Cubase techniques used to implement effects, such as time stretch, tempo track and transpose. These were excellent. It does stray into a bit of artistic territory (good idea to use pads for ambience etc). However, I was glued from start to finish - excellent instructor.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Not just for film. Extremely helpful . . . not only for Film. The techniques I learned here help in regular studio recording as well.,
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thanks for an excellent course on this topic I've used Cubase for videos before, but this is finally a comprehensive, well-explained tutorial on the matter. Great instructions, both in terms of what works well in a sound track and how to get it done in Cubase.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from cubase film Very clear music making tips and tricks, could be clearer on the programming of the notes and chords, but overall one of the best videos I've seen on the subject.Also would have preferred if it was done in logic or pro tools as this is the program I use.
Date published: 2020-07-28
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