Voice recording and language dubbing are among the most frequently performed tasks in audio post-production. External dialog recording solutions are expensive, unflexible and are not at all integrated in the DAW workflow. Nuendo boasts a complete dialog and foley recording solution making it easy to spot, record and organise voice recordings for different roles/scenes.
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Automatic dialog recording (ADR) system for voice and foley
Setting up an ADR session easily and efficiently
With the Nuendo ADR solution, spotting and recording dialog and foley for multiple roles, scenes and actors is easy and fast. This can be done using up to 32 marker tracks for spotting the respective scenes. Each of the markers is able to hold user definable attributes, such as the character name, scene location, and the time. All scenes and roles are conveniently organized in the ADR panel, including various filtering and sorting functions.
The voice recording process is conducted directly via the ADR panel, making it easy to keep track on which scene is currently recorded. You can choose from three different recording modes: rehearse, record and review, including pre- and post-record option. Nuendo also offers the ability to record several takes successively in one batch by freely selecting the desired scenes in the ADR panel. Thanks to the “Free mode”, you can even set the start point of recordings within a longer scene (for example, the second half of a scene) without the need to start the scene and wait for the playback to reach the desired position.
All markers can be exported in CSV file format. Nuendo is also able to import EDL lists in the CMX 3600 and CSV formats. All information will show up in the ADR panel as marker tracks, including attributes.
Professional foley recordings
The ADR Taker provides a fast, flexible tool to manage foley recording sessions. The powerful ADR take-list can be used to mark foley-relevant scenes and capture the foley artist’s performance accordingly. By using the Free mode, foley recordings are not restricted to the end point of each single scene, making it easy to record longer foley takes in one go. Thanks to the automated naming scheme, foley files can be retrieved and used in the project on the basis of individual naming attributes such as the character name or foley specific topics like “underground” or “material”.
Video overlay, take lists and script editing
The dialog text can overlay the picture directly within Nuendo (Nuendo video window or via video cards such as Decklink, AJA), allowing the artist to fully focus on the displayed picture, without needing to concentrate on separate scripts. This offers the artist more freedom to perform and enhances the quality of your work while saving valuable production time.
The ADR system also comes with several video count-in techniques, such as swipe and countdown. The ADR Status indicator (colored light, including red light) shows the actor the status of the ADR process inside the video window.
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