Final Cut Pro 6 - Exporting Audio Output Groups to AIFF Files

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Exporting Audio Output Groups to AIFF Files

The Export Audio to AIFF(s) command exports an AIFF audio file for each output
channel group in your sequence. The number of audio files exported is based on the
number of mono and stereo output channels assigned to your sequence. You can set
the number of audio outputs in the Audio Outputs tab of the Sequence Settings
window. Dual mono channels are exported to two mono audio files, and a stereo
channel is exported to a single stereo audio file.

One of the primary uses of the Export Audio to AIFF(s) option is to maintain the
separation between audio tracks during export. For example, your entire sequence may
have already been mixed to a final stereo audio file, but you can also export each track
grouping to a separate AIFF file so that foreign distributors can redub the dialogue into
another language separately, without affecting the music, background audio, and
sound effects.

Enter a sample rate or
choose one from this
pop-up menu.

Choose a bit depth.

Choose Mono.

Choose Linear PCM.

Choose the quality level
you want.

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Chapter 10

Exporting Audio for Mixing in Other Applications



Note: You can also export your audio to a multichannel QuickTime file. The same audio
grouping rules apply. For more information, see Volume IV, Chapter 17, “Exporting
QuickTime Movies.”

In your sequence, you can assign as many tracks as you want to the same audio output
channel. For example, you can assign tracks 1–4 to audio output channel 1 (mono). The
resulting exported audio file for output channel 1 would contain a mix of audio from
tracks 1–4. You can use audio output channels to group and mix multiple audio tracks
together during export. For example, you could assign tracks 1–4 to output channel 1,
tracks 5–8 to output channel 2, and tracks 9–10 to stereo output channels 3 and 4. This
is useful for exporting stem mixes for use in a final audio mix elsewhere. For more
information about assigning multiple audio outputs, see “

Configuring Audio Outputs

on page 37.