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Specifying Audio Output Settings

The Audio Outputs tab of the User Preferences window lists FCP's audio output presets. In the Audio Outputs Preset Editor ( Figure 3.40 ), you can create preset configurations that map your sequence's audio tracks to multiple audio channel outputs. To make use of multiple-channel audio output, you must use Final Cut Pro with audio hardware that supports multiple-channel output. Final Cut Pro's default audio output configuration is a two-channel stereo output, so unless you are using FCP-compatible audio hardware, you don't need to alter the default audio output settings.


Figure 3.40 The Audio Outputs Preset Editor window.

Audio hardware that is compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 or later should work with FCP, though Apple does not qualify individual audio interfaces for use with Final Cut Pro. If you are using third-party audio hardware with your Final Cut Pro system, check the manufacturer's documentation or Web site for the latest information on configuring the interface to work smoothly with Final Cut Pro.

For more information on configuring audio output presets, see Volume I, Chapter 6, of Apple's Final Cut Pro 4 User's Manual.

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