For years SmartSound and it’s flagship product, Sonicfire® Pro, have 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 magically into perfectly scored soundtracks. While this allows you to retain the editorial integrity of your vision for your movie, there are times when it makes sense to do it the other way around - to cut your video to the music track... Now, with Sonicfire® Pro version 6, you ave the best of both worlds in one great software.
Have you ever simply wanted to know where the main sections of music track were? Or the first beat of every bar, or how about every beat? Now, in an instant, 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. Then, when ready, you can simply import the track and all of your edits will work perfectly with the music. There are five options, you choose the one that’s right for any given edit situation:
- Every beat
- The first beat of each bar
- The first beat of each SmartSound “block”
(typically two bars, but not always)
- The first beat of each new music section of the track
- The beginning of the track (useful with multiple tracks)
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.
What's more, you can bring the track you want first into the Sonicfire® Pro timeline and use SmartSound's world-class features to customize the track, then invoke the new Cut-Video-To-Music feature exporting the market set or XML for your customized version of the track. This gives you the best of both worlds in one awesome feature – easily create your ideal sound, then simply cut your video to it.
The exported marker set or XML of a SmartSound track becomes your guide to fast video editing that you confidently know will work with your music track. Bringing this info into your timeline lets you easily see where the music lines up with your edits, allowing you to quickly move them for a better fit. It’s an easier, faster way to work if you are cutting picture to music.
It also helps when you are using Sonicfire® Pro’s Custom Length, Timing Control, Mood Mapping and other features. Make all of your customizations using SmartSounds powerful features then export the Cut-Video-To-Music marker set or XML for your finished track into your timeline. Now you can quickly pull up or back any edits that don’t quite align with the beats, bars, blocks, etc, to make an even better fit. Using Cut-Video-To-Music along with Sonicfire Pro’s other great features results in an absolutely flawless fit between your video and music.