An Introduction to Audio/Video Authoring

eiodotcom —  July 25, 2012 — 1 Comment

Today’s Eio post is on audio/video authoring.

Digital Media Production

Audio/video authoring also falls under the realm of digital media production. According to Wisegeek, this “is the process in which digital files are created, enhanced, encoded, and distributed using numerous methods of processing via computer hardware and software applications. These files represent assorted media types, including audio, video, graphic, and written content as seen on the Internet. These media types are most often specifically coded to function in a pre-determined environment or platform. Digital media production exists as the primary discipline for the creation of digital music, streaming video, and other content made available to a mass audience. This industry makes it possible for the world to see and hear things differently and with more imagination.”

Digital Audio Workstation

Digital audio workstation, or DAW for short, is the workstation or means one uses to record or manipulate audio related items. It is an electronic system designed primarily for recording, editing, and playing back audio. Most of the major audio recording studios use this workstation for their audio purposes. Software such as Protools or Adobe Soundbooth fall under this category of audio software.

Pinnacle 82101006331 Studio Ultimate Version 14

  • Motion titling, plus exciting new title designs, DVD menus, effects and Montage themes
  • Use stop-motion capture for amazing animations and fast-motion effects
  • Fluid image stabilization technology from Avid used in major motion pictures
  • Share straight to Blu-ray, HD DVD, DVD,YouTube (with wide-screen export), the web, MP3 sound files and more
  • Export movies for Flash, QuickTime, improved AVCHD, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox and more
  • Add Hollywood-style animations and transitions with over 80 Montage Themes.

Adobe Audition CS5.5 Upgrade from Soundbooth CS3/4/5

Adobe Audition CS5.5 software delivers the professional tools you need to make your video and audio productions sound their best. Handle a wide range of audio production tasks efficiently, including recording, mixing, and sound restoration.

Avid Vocal Studio

Pro Tools SE software
Award-winning Pro Tools composing, recording, editing, and mixing features
Mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, 8 virtual instrument tracks)
Integrated learning tools make it easy to create music
Built-in composing features, including MIDI sequencing and Score editing
Includes over 100 different virtual instruments
Powerful, pro-quality effects including reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects
Comes with over 3 GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas
Easily record up to two instruments at once
Compatible with PC and Mac computers

Producer USB microphone
16-bit recording at CD quality and beyond—44.1 or 48 kHz
large 16mm cardioid capsule protected by wire mesh
capsule sensitivity: -48 dB ref to 1V/Pa
1/8″ stereo output for connecting headphones and monitoring without latency
durable metal body
USB connector
LED power indicator
includes desktop mic stand
includes soft-sided carrying case

Pinnacle 82501000501 Groovy Music City

Immediate access all compositing items intuitive interface:
No learning curve: anyone can get started right away
Add, delete, replace each individual sound item with mouse clicks
Play and listen to your tune straight away, at any stage

Simple drag-and-drop into the ‘playing’ time-line—each element automatically fits with others:
User can choose from hundreds of rhythms, melodies, bass lines, patterns and chords to compose tunes in a few mouse clicks
Harmonious melodies created in seconds, even without any musical skills

More than 120 virtual instruments:
Strong variety of instruments to spice up compositions in an easy way

Futuristic city theme for “Create mode” with little character to be chosen:
User can personify by creating his own character that walk along a fun, cartoon-like environment
No reading: a voice-over will guide younger audiences

20 Machine sounds to include in music creations:
User can add attractive and modern sounds to create original and unique music tracks

Access to notation interface by double-clicking elements of compositions:
User can go behind the scene to discover your music creation on a traditional music score

Direct Upload to web site:
User can post and share his compositions with hundreds of users on a free, safe community website and get inspired

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