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    My current NLE is sony vegas pro 12. i took a break from the video scene for years and am now back in the game. I would like to continue to use this NLE but eventually move up to adobe. anyways. My question is DAW's for sound mixing on video projects. how does that work? I have edited audio somewhat in vegas 12 but how does one edit in, for example- pro tools, then use those well mixed auiod tracks on a separate NLE? Looking at upgrading everything to pro tools and with adobe.


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    I'm not sure I understand your question but if I do, here's my take. Using a DAW is just recording to your computer software instead of recording to a recorder. I use the Zoom R16 with 8 simultaneous inputs for recording. It can be used as a DAW, but I can detect a bit of lag in the headphones while I am recording, so use it as a stand alone recorder as there is no lag. Then I can take the .wav file tracks off the recorder memory card and use them in my audio editing program on the computer.

    It's fairly easy to sync the audio tracks with the camera audio (which is in sync with the video) on the timeline of the video editor, by lining up the wav files together, then I mute the camera audio track.

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    My current NLE is sony vegas pro 12. i took a break from the video scene for years and am now back in the game. I would like to continue to use this NLE but eventually move up to adobe. anyways. My question is DAW's for sound mixing on video projects. how does that work? I have edited audio somewhat in vegas 12 but how does one edit in, for example- pro tools, then use those well mixed auiod tracks on a separate NLE? Looking at upgrading everything to pro tools and with adobe.



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    Thanks for replying. My question is worded weird. What I was asking was, if I were to use a DAW for my video projects, how would I get the audio on the DAW onto my NLE? also how would I be able to sync that up? I may just end up using the NLE's audio restoration. and I was speaking on behalf of uploading files onto a DAW


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    The DAW is an interface device between the mics and/or instruments and the computer program that you connect to the DAW to capture, edit and save your audio files. The files are often saved as .wav files by the audio editing software. The NLE is your video editing program. You can copy the .wav files created in your audio software to a folder on your desktop to make it easy to drag them or import them to your timeline on your NLE video editing software tracks. On the timeline there is usually a graphic representation of the audio file (eg, peaks and valleys, spikes, etc.). You can zoom in on your audio tracks in the video editor timeline and move the DAW tracks to line up with the audio track from your camera. Since your camera audio and video are synced, if you line up your DAW tracks with the camera audio track, then your DAW tracks are now synced with your video track. You can then play the sequence in the editor to verify all your audio tracks are playing together.


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