FCP X: Surround Sound Panning [Video]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent PowerUP webinar: Advanced Audio in Final Cut Pro X, which you can download from our store. You can also access all our webinars by becoming a subscriber.]

This video tutorial illustrates how to create surround sound pans within Final Cut Pro X, as well as a discussion of the difference between the subwoofer and the LFE (low-frequency effects).

Most of the time, our projects are mixed for stereo. However, FCP X supports mixing and outputting projects using 5.1 surround sound. The principle difference between stereo and surround is that, using surround, you are able to place a sound within a 306-degree circle of the listener’s ears.

This short video tutorial illustrates how to display and adjust the surround panner for an audio clip in the Final Cut Pro X Timeline.

TRT: 5:51 — QuickTime HD movie

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3 Responses to FCP X: Surround Sound Panning [Video]

  1. Todd Nystrom says:

    Hi Larry,
    Mightily challenged in FCPX making my standard stereo audio FCPX project into the following as required for delivery to network:
    Take your stereo audio split it into two mono files panned L&R (I understand that part)
    ** then duplicate channels 1&2 and put them on channels 3&4**
    That’s the part that is not intuitive in FCPX. I have tried many work-a-round scenarios such as surround settings etc. but cannot seem to get my duplicated audio on to channels 3&4 as is required for HD delivery to broadcast networks.
    Please advise.
    Thank you!

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