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Working with Video in Logic Pro X

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    Tutorial 1

    Video Codecs & Initial Setup


    This video covers video codecs, viewing videos in the QuickTime inspector and using the Project Chooser to for settings.

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    Tutorial 2

    Setting Up a Project


    Take a look at the settings and preferences that you need to know to work with film.

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    Tutorial 3

    Importing a Movie Pt. 1


    Watch the steps Logic goes through importing a movie and take a quick tour of the QuickTime player.

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    Tutorial 4

    Importing a Movie Pt. 2


    The Global Movie track menu items are covered. Setting up SMPTE view offset and setting Logic’s start time to match the burned-in timecode are also discussed.

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    Tutorial 5

    Trimming & Moving the Movie


    Learn how to trim and move your movie using the Movie settings window and the menu items found in both the global Movie track and the movie player.

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    Tutorial 6

    Creating Standard Markers


    This video takes you through the various methods used to to create Standard Markers. Naming and coloring is also shown.

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    Tutorial 7

    Creating Movie Scene Markers


    This video takes you through the various selection methods used to define the Scene Marker creation range and shows how to convert to Standard Markers. Navigation by markers is shown as well as importing chapter markers.

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    Tutorial 8

    Creating a Tempo Map


    Using markers and beat mapping, learn how to create tempo changes. Adding time signatures is also shown.

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    Tutorial 9

    Accelerandos & Ritardandos in the Global Tempo Track


    Learn how create tempo changes using the global Tempo track.

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    Tutorial 10

    Tempo Operations Window


    Learn how create tempos changes using the Tempo Operations window.

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    Tutorial 11

    Beat Mapping a Live Performance


    Use a MIDI performance and Logic’s Beat Mapping to create a tempo map.

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    Tutorial 12

    Drop Frame & Musical Grid


    This video shows where the frames are dropped in 29.97 drop frame and covers toggling the Musical Grid.

Logic Pro X has massively improved it's already powerful video features, and Doug Zangar walks you through them. Learn how you can use Logic's flexible video handling features to write and sync your music to pictures, as well as workflow techniques to make it all a breeze.

Doug starts with a quick overview of the video codecs and settings. That leads into how to set up a Logic project for optimal use with video. With your project created, Doug spends two videos teaching you all the steps and best practices for importing video into Logic.

With your movie imported, Doug dives into Basic Movie Operations, starting with Trimming and Moving your movie around the Global Movie Track, and Creating Standard Markers. After that, Doug goes into the more advanced options such as Creating Movie Scene Markers, Tempo Maps, and programming Accelerandos and Ritardandos in the Global Tempo Track.

Moving on, Doug explains how to Create Tempo Changes in the Tempo Operations Window, and lastly, guides you through Beat Mapping a Live Performance to a Video Track, understanding Drop Frame Videos, and Toggling the Musical Grid.

Whether you've just started working with video in Logic Pro X or you're a seasoned scorer looking for more ways to improve your workflow, "Working with Video in Logic Pro X" has exactly what you need!

Submitted 11 months ago

Terrific series!

All the stuff I hunted for in Logic is right here, and explained very well. The author is a great teacher!

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Submitted 11 months ago


Nice set of video tuts

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio, Logic Pro

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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Working with Video in Logic Pro X is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Terrific series! All the stuff I hunted for in Logic is right here, and explained very well. The author is a great teacher!
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Nice set of video tuts
Date published: 2017-04-10