Editing Software for Film/Score Used on The Dark Knight

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  1. FhFgJg Registered

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    http://www.avid.com/profiles/050718_batmanreturns_filmcomposer.asp

    I found this article and found it quite interesting b/c i am into making short movies. I was always curious what types of editing software was used on Batman Begins and apparently Avid was at least used in the scoring process.

    Anyway, i wonder if they will use this for The Dark Knight as well?
     
  2. CaptainClown Papa SPANK!!!

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    probably really expensive software...
     
  3. Apollo Registered

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    i hate avid, its really annoying to use...i had to use it for a project for school, i got angry with it and justused pinnacle studio, saved me so much time haha... i use adobe premiere pro and i like it, Pinnacle studio is also good.
     
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    lol I think it's hilarious the contrast there is between this and what I use. I use Tracktion, it's like the cheapest "pro" program you could get your hands on that allows audio/video sequencing. This is probably like the exact opposite. I've heard the name a number of times, but I never knew much about it. Interesting stuff.

    I'm imagining that the software license itself isn't too bad, it's the accompanying hardware that has a phenomenal price tag on it.
     
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    So what's it like? I am imagining a layout like a music sequencer. Is that how it works? This stuff interests me because I've kinda been getting into film scoring a little lately due to how boring other genres have become. It kinda reminds me of Pro Tools in that you usually have to buy a load of additional hardware to use with the software.
     
  6. FhFgJg Registered

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    yeah i actually have adobe and vegas. Vegas is a bit easier to use in my opinion. I hear final cut express is nice on mac but i just won't buy a whole new setup for one program.
     
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    Well I wont ever go back to Win owning a mac has opened up so many more creative worlds. I swear by Final Cut Pro 2
     
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    Avid has been standard in Hollywood for a long time. Was the first NLE. Started out as Edit Droid at ILM, then Lucas sold it to AVID, but still gets every free update as part of the sale to use at ILM.

    http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_george_lucas/
     
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    Adobe Premiere Pro can almost be regarded a clone of Final Cut the way it operates now, though the whole Final Cut Studio is unmatchable in performance with it's low price. I'm an educated editor and I run both Avid and Final cut on my mac, both programs have pros and cons, but I find myself more frustrated with Avid from time to time, but when it comes to editing scenes with heavy dialogue, Final Cut ain't got nothing on Avid. Final Cut is the more easy on-the-go choice, plus it looks so much sweeter.
     
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    I know David Fincher used Final Cut on Zodiac. David Lynch used Avid for INLAND EMPIRE. Every director/editor has their preference. I'm not an educated editor, but I would like to learn it. I've used Vegas and it's indeed easy to use.

    I've used various music recording software packages. There's the professional stuff like Cubase and Logic; you almost need a complete
    education to fully understand these. For general recording I now use
    Adobe Audition and I love it.
     
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    u guys should keep expanding on this thread so ill know which software to go with when i start making my own little films :woot: :up:
     
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    Cool article, thanks.

    I've edited on a Avid for years and it works for me. It's not as user friendly as Final Cut Pro, but with time, (and some company paid training :cwink: ), it gets the job done. I also work with Pro Tools, but on a much more limited basis. Both programs are industry standards.
     
  13. CFE The never-ending battle

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    Final Cut Pro 6>>>>>>>>Avid.

    The real trick is for someone to invent an Audio program that's easier and can take over for ProTools, BC THAT's the program I utterly despise.

    CFE
     
  14. donk70 "Him"

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    Why is this in the Spoilers section?
     
  15. BDS23420 Spider-Man

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    yea Final Cut Pro is awesome

    i also use Sony Vegas which is good

    and for audio have u tried Adobe Audition 1.5??
    its great
     
  16. rory_bat Are You Watching Closely?

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    Avid is a pain in the neck. I was trained on Avid (I recently earned a BA in film production) and have taken numerous advanced courses using it. It is an incredibly finicky program. I much prefer Final Cut.
     
  17. CFE The never-ending battle

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    Because it's the third most vital component to the filmmaking process AND it's about how it relates to 'The Dark Knight'

    CFE
     

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