SmartSound and it’s flagship product, Sonicfire® Pro, have long been recognized as the leader in helping media creators and editors customize music to fit their video sequences and scenes, essentially turning regular music tracks into perfectly scored soundtracks. This saves you from having to cut your video to the music and allows you to retain the editorial integrity of the vision for your project. With Sonicfire® Pro version 6, you are able to control the visual, as well as the audio.
Have you ever wanted to know where the main sections of a music track are? Wanted to locate the first beat of every bar or visualize every beat? Now, instantly export any SmartSound track or tracks as a marker set or simple XML file (depending on which NLE you are using) directly into your NLE timeline and start cutting to the marker set. Once you are finished, simply import the track and all of your edits will work perfectly with the music. There are five options for you to choose from for any given edit situation:
Only SmartSound can provide you with this much flexibility in cutting picture to an existing music track. Cut-Video-To-Music provides you with valuable track information in the context of your editing process and workflow.
First, you can add the track(s) of your choice to the Sonicfire® Pro timeline and use SmartSound's world-class features to customize it. Then, invoke the new Cut-Video-To-Music feature exporting the market set or XML for your customized version of the track. If you want to make the video fit your soundtrack after editing the music, this feature combines the best of both audio and video into one awesome tool.
Sonicfire® Pro 6's new Cut-Video-To-Music feature supports the most popular NLEs with direct export from the Sonicfire Pro interface right into the NLE timeline.
Final Cut® X
Premier Pro® CC
Each one works a little different, according to their own import-architecture requirements but they all place the marker set/XML right onto your timeline, giving you immediate access to start cutting. For the specifics of your NLE see the Help section in Sonicfire® Pro.
The exported marker set or XML of a SmartSound track becomes your guide to fast video editing that will assuredly work with your customized soundtrack. Using the track-info in your timeline provides you with a guideline that lets you align the music with your video. It’s an easy and fast way to cutting picture to music.
Before applying the Cut-Video-to-Music feature, make sure to use Sonicfire® Pro’s Custom Length, Timing Control, Mood Mapping, and other features to get the perfect soundtrack for your project. Export the Cut-Video-To-Music marker set or XML for your finished track into your timeline and start aligning the beats, bars, blocks, etc, to your video for the perfect fit. Using Cut-Video-To-Music along with Sonicfire Pro’s other great features results in an absolutely flawless fusion of the audio and visual.