Converting Video files for Pro Tools

For years I have been converting video files into DNxHD where necessary for working in Pro Tools as I have previously written about in my blog. For users of Mac OSX Catalina however processes have needed to change as 32 bit QuickTime movies are no longer supported properly. In theory since Pro Tools 2020.3 you … Read more Converting Video files for Pro Tools

Netflix Open Content

Netflix have some content available online under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. The idea is to share some reference resources for content that uses cutting edge technologies for content creators. Recently they have released the files for Sol Levante, a 4K HDR Atmos anime short, including the ProTools Final Mix Session and Mastered Session. Get … Read more Netflix Open Content

Universal Sound Effects Categories

A few years ago Tim Neilsen from Skywalker Sound compiled a sound effects category list in an effort to bring some more standardisation to sound library organisation, or at least to give people a starting off point. Details including the list itself were included in this article: https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/home-page/2017/6/27/sound-effects-categories-how-do-you-organise-yours Since then Tim and Justin Drury from … Read more Universal Sound Effects Categories

Creative Commons Soundfield Ambisonics Library

Rode recently released a free (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0) sound library comprising ambisonics recordings from all around the world. The attribution thing might make it a non-starter for a lot of commercial projects, but it could be a useful resource for student projects or for people learning about ambisonics or wanting to have a play … Read more Creative Commons Soundfield Ambisonics Library

Netflix and Dolby Atmos

Avid released Pro Tools 2019.10 the other day which includes the Dolby Audio Bridge which makes it even more capable for producing Dolby Atmos mixes. Along with this release Netflix have updated their recommendation for Dolby Atmos mixes, including that while there are minimum requirements for mixes, Dolby Certification is not required for Home Atmos … Read more Netflix and Dolby Atmos