Monday, October 30, 2017

the current state of sorriness of doing Simple Things™ with media

we’ve all had to do this. 

 
replace an existing audio track with a new one in a MOV file. in particular,  need to process Ch1 and Ch2, then save back, leave or even delete ch 3/4
 
and you know its 10pm and I need to put out the drive tomorrow morning some time…. only 10 little clips…..
 
QT player 7 can do it, at least add and remove the tracks if you process them where ever… but sadly its RIP on 10.13
 
Logic X can almost do it, but for some reason it doesn’t want to split out 4 track sound to single mono files. only stereo. break out mono feature seems to of been removed at some point in the past. I know… what where they not thinking ?
 
Audtion, right ? install it, opens up 4 mono files. cool.  I clean up ch1/2, now save… right ? well not back to the original QT file, audio only formats. Maybe if you send back to PP you can then export…
 
Compressor ? it can make 4 ch wav file… but swap tracks ? not that I found.
 
AME ? no
 
FCP X ? hahahahahhahahahaha. thats a good one… but it does correctly make 4 mono tracks to edit with and you can process them. hmmm. probably could make make TL with just one clip in a TL, export IF it will output multi ch audio. might try later. 
 
Resolve ! apply izotope de noise to tracks 1, 2, export single clips. yes of course it makes perfect sense that your grading app is also now.. your audio fix it utility tool to.
 
Prem Pro 2018 should too. configure TL for 4 ch out, configure export settings, maybe… except its pretty crash prone. I lost 20 min of work this afternoon thanks to it just trying to make TC burns. just doing throw clips in a TL, add TC and clip name filter simple stuff.  I have to hand off project as PP proj or I’d be in resolve for the edit.