Pro Tools 310P Advanced Post Production Techniques


24 to 30 hours


This course focuses on the advanced operation of Pro Tools in a professional post production environment. It  includes technical insights into both Pro Tools hardware and software.


Prior to taking the Pro Tools Post Expert certification exam, students must have successfully completed the below following courses and have acquired Pro Tools Post Operator certification.


At the end of this course, you will be knowledgeable about the following topics.

  • Pro Tools configuration - including Pro Tools system and hardware set up , peripherals configuration, system optimization, and timecode window burn generation
  • Troubleshooting a Pro Tools system - including troubleshooting resources, firmware updates, Tech Support utility, voice count setting optimization, advanced I/O setup, and audio and video pull options
  • Tactile control of Pro Tools - including modifier keys, focus keys, commands focus, function keys, keypad modes, and use of keyboard shortcuts
  • Post production recording techniques - including use of a PRE-compatible mic preamp, foley recording using a worksurface, and foley recording using MIDI
  • Network and collaboration workflows - including Avid Unity ISIS, Avid Interplay, Avid Unity MediaNetwork, Pro Tools and Avid Unity workflows, and transfer between LAN and local storage
  • Use of Pro Tools with a Video Satellite - including how to: use Media Composer as a Video Satellite, open sequences for playback on a Video Satellite system, match settings in a Video Satellite system, enable Pro Tools LE as a Video Satellite LE, and configure a Satellite Link network
  • Editing workflows - including post production workflows, how to search and manage sound libraries, sound effects creation and design, and expert editing shortcuts
  • Field recorder workflows and conforming - including use of Pro Tools with a field recorder, field recorder workflows, and how to conform linear and non-linear media
  • Advanced routing and mixing - including double-precision processing, headroom and footroom, dithered vs. non-dithered mixers, fixed point vs. floating point processing, jitter, the TDM mixer and DSP usage, and plug-ins and the TDM mixer
  • Mixing techniques in post production - including audio subgroups and stems, Master Faders, AutoJoin, AutoMatch, Latch Prime, Capture and Punch Capture, and Glide automation
  • Mixing with Satellite Link - including large-scale mixing techniques, worksurface support for Satellite Link, and Satellite Link preferences
  • Advanced layback - including project offset options, speed corrections, use of 9-pin deck emulation to create print master stems, creation of a machine track arming profile, and use of Satellite Link with Machine Control

Software Configuration

  • Pro Tools HD 8
  • DigiTest
  • PhaseScope
  • SurroundScope
  • DigiRack D-Verb
  • Structure
  • DigiRack Signal Generator
  • Eleven
  • D-FI Bundle (Lo-Fi, Sci-Fi, Recti-Fi, and Vari-Fi)
  • Bruno/Reso
  • X-Form
  • ReVibe
  • EQ III
  • Normalize
  • Impact
  • Maxim

System Configuration

  • Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel
  • MIDI I/O or other multi-port MIDI interface
  • C|24, D-Command, or D-Control
  • 192 I/O, 96 I/O, 96i I/O
  • PRE or other PRE-compatible microphone preamp
  • MIDI keyboard or other MIDI controller
  • Satellite Link option
  • Mojo/Mojo SDI
  • Video Satellite with Media Composer 3.5 (or higher)
    - OR -
    Video Satellite LE with a Pro Tools LE system