Syncing Audio in Premiere Pro

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In this lesson we will learn how to sync camera guide audio with externally recorded audio, right in Premiere Pro as well as adding audio tracks! You will also learn how to duplicate a clip and why this is beneficial. And one of Alli's favourite shortcuts!

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English [Auto] All right. So we are in Premiere Pro and we have our sequence that has all of the footage for this project in it these clips here have dialogue in them. But this audio I'll just push the plus button a few times to zoom in there on the timeline. This audio is camera audio also known as guide audio. We have the 86 external recorder that recorded audio more clearly from the lavalier mike that you can see right up here. So the next thing we do is import the audio from the age 6. I'm just going to push the minus button on my Mac to zoom back in the timeline. I will push command tab to tab over to the Finder window and let's drag the entire h 6 folder into our timeline. Great. So the next thing that we need to do is sync our guide audio that is attached to the clips with our external audio recordings from the 8:06 I'm going to move this project pan over and I'm going to duplicate this sequence here the awful sequence I'm choosing to duplicate it rather than creating a new sequence because by duplicating the sequence so right clicking and pushing duplicate this new sequence will keep all the settings that have been applied to the original sequence so that I don't have to spend time recreating all these settings for a new sequence from scratch. So let's change the name here to dialogue. All right so for this dialogue sequence I'm going to highlight and delete the clips that don't have audio underneath them. OK so I'm left with only these six clips that have the audio underneath them and I'm going to show you how to sync your audio with an external audio recorder directly in Premier Pro. You can also choose to sync your audio manually. This can introduce mistakes if you're even a hair off when your audience watches the video. They'll be able to tell that something's a little bit off. So I prefer to use this auto sync tool directly in Premier Pro. So what we're going to do is hit the arrow to drop down the 8:06 audio and when they bring in audio one owl onto the timeline and let's drag this up. And when you click the plus button and I'm going to highlight the clip and this audio The next thing I'm going to do now that these are highlighted is right click on the audio clip and I'm going to go up to synchronize and push synchronize. OK so we want to make sure that audio is clicked and that clips star clip and then timecode are not clicked. Push. OK. And Premier Pro has done a great job at sinking that audio. So now we have both the guide audio as you can see here in the blue and the left channel audio. Here in the green remember we also have the right channel as well so now that we have that sync up I'm going to drive the right channel down here as you can see. Currently we only have four audio tracks. You can see that by looking at the left here. Let's add two more. So we will Right-Click the audio track there and click on Add track. We could also do this faster by clicking add tracks here. And you can choose how many tracks you want ads for video audio tracks for audio you could add five more tracks. We just need the one so we will push OK. And let's drive the timeline up. Now as you can see we have six audio tracks that's perfect. So we will drag the right channel down more and the right channel and the left channel of audio one are the exact same size which makes it really easy to eyeball where you need that rate channel to go go they line up perfectly. So you know that they will be in sync. Another option that I love in Premier is the snap option. It's right here the shortcut for that is pushing apps on your keyboard. So the great thing about SNAP is with it on. I'll just show you as we are moving this right channel audio and we get close to where the cursor is. It will snap directly to where the cursor is. It makes it very easy to light up things. If we turned it off so I pushed as to turn it off you can see it's off now because it's not highly in blue. And we move this around. It doesn't snap where that cursor is which leaves me guessing. See I thought it was right but I was a little bit off. So I have to move it over a little bit more so I prefer to keep snap on always move push as again you can see that it's on. Perfect. Now that we have the first clip sync up let's get the other one sync up. I'm going to speed up this portion of the recording because you get the idea of how to sync this now and you can follow along as well. One thing to know if you want to zoom into your timeline on the specific spot I want to zoom in right here you have to move the cursor which is this blue line here to your next destination the time line if not also you push the plus button on the timeline. Premiere Pro will automatically zoom into wherever the cursor is. So let's push the minus button to zoom back out and move the cursor to the next clip and now push the plus button to zoom in. We'll move that over OK. I can also add both the right channel and the left channel to the timeline and highlight the clip and both audio channels right click push synchronize audio checks and push OK. All right now that we have all the audio sync up I am going to just get rid of the negative space in between each clips by highlighting the negative space and pushing delete on my keyboard. I mean this scrub over at the very beginning of the timeline here and push the plus button. I know that the left channel of audio for the most part is the audio that we want to work with. That's the audio. That when it was recorded was set to the ideal decibel level for recording. We will only use the right channel audio which is on tracks 5 and 6. If we peaked anywhere in the left channel audio. So let's mute these top two tracks. The camera audio guide and with mute tracks 5 and 6 so that we can only hear and are going to only be working with the left channel audio for the time being. That is the fastest way to sync your audio with in Premier Pro and in the next lesson we are going to look at how to flip and size the 4 K images that we have here in our dialogue sequence as well as trimming out and choosing which dialog parts we like most for our project.