Saturday, January 20th, 2018

FREE Video Tutorials: Sonicfire Pro 5 & Adobe CS5 Production Premium


Learn how to use Sonicfire Pro 5 to create and edit music scoring for your motion graphics projects in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5

I’ve broken these tutorials down into several videos and two product categories: After Effects CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5. I’ve used real-world examples of how I work using SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5 with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5 projects, creating short production videos and motion graphics for broadcast. Whether I’m creating/editing a short video with layers of motion graphics or building a motion graphics animated opener/bumper, I can use the soundtrack creation and editing capabilities in Sonicfire Pro 5 to produce a quick, interactive workflows with Adobe CS5 Production Premium.


Sonicfire Pro 5 – Soundtrack Workflow Turtorials with After Effects CS5

In this series of tutorials, I show how quick and easy it is to select a soundtrack library in Sonicfire Pro 5 and adapt it to my short project I’ve created in After Effects CS5. By rendering out a low-res version of my project Comp from After Effects, I can import it into Sonicfire Pro 5 and do all of my soundtrack editing to match the video ques without having to go back and forth between the two apps or wait for long RAM previews to test the edits. Sonicfire Pro 5 also uses smart “Mood Mapping” technology that adjusts not only the volume of tracks along the timeline, but also drops out instrumentation as needed for sections of dialog or voice over. Any updates to an AIF file that is created by Sonicfire Pro 5 that you import into your After Effects project, can be re-edited again in Sonicfire Pro 5 with all the track editing data retained. This is truly a smart and efficient workflow!

Click the link below to go to the Free Tutorials:

Sonicfire Pro 5 with After Effects CS5 Workflow Video Tutorials


Sonicfire Pro 5 – Roundtrip Soundtrack Editing with After Effects CS5

I first give an overview of a complete project adding a customized soundtrack to my Premiere Pro CS5 project and show you the finished rendered result. I then cover editing the soundtrack in this video, by using the “Edit Original” option in Premiere Pro, which launches Sonicfire Pro 5 and a new project file is created with all of the original track data still intact from the AIF file. Inside Soncifire Pro 5, I can now split the soundtrack into two sections and it will automatically recreate the end point of the first track while I add a new track that will give the second half of the video a different feel. Since it also recalled the low-res video I used to create the original soundtrack with, it’s easy to see the edit points. All of the editing is done in Sonicfire Pro 5 and the finished AIF is then saved-over the original file so it’s automatically linked back into the Premiere Pro project.

Click the link below to go to the Free Tutorials:

Sonicfire Pro 5 with Premiere Pro CS5 Workflow Video Tutorials

I hope these tutorials help you understand the different workflows between these programs and encourage you to experiment with what works best for you.

Cheers, Jeff



3 Responses to “FREE Video Tutorials: Sonicfire Pro 5 & Adobe CS5 Production Premium”
  1. stefanobeck says:

    Your tips are very important for me. From Italy, Naple.Thank You.

  2. Jeff says:

    Grazie! I hope to be posting many more in the near future as well, so be sure to check back often.


  3. Girish says:

    Thanks for sharing. Just got to know the potential of Sonic Fire.

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