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Audition CS6 Essential Training demonstrates all of the major features of Adobe Audition and prepares sound editors to start enhancing and correcting audio—whether it's music, dialogue, or other sound effects. Author and musician Garrick Chow begins by covering how to import, record, and manage media files, from extracting audio and importing video, to creating a new multitrack session from scratch. The course then dives deep into editing, repairing, and cleaning up audio files, using the Waveform and Multitrack Editors, and the Spectral Frequency Display. It also covers how to use built-in effects, how to mix both stereo and surround audio tracks, and how to work with video projects from Premiere Pro.
Previously, we saw how to drag a movie file into Audition to work on its audio track. That works fine, but chances are that more often you will want to make tweaks or edits to audio while you're editing the video. And naturally, there's a decent amount of integration between Audition and Adobe's Professional video editing application, Premiere Pro. Let's take a look. In my Farm Project folder I have a file called Farm Project.prproj, and that's a Premiere Project. I'm going to double-click it to open it in Premiere Pro. So this is a version of the video we saw in the previous movie, but here it's a project in Premiere.
Notice we have two audio tracks and one video track. I'll go ahead and play a little bit of this. Notice I have that background audio I can toggle on and off. (video playing) (male speaker: My name is BD Dautch, and I have Earthtrine farm--) Now Premiere has a couple of built-in audio tools, but nowhere near the capability of Audition. So I'd like to work on this file's audio in Audition.
To do so you go to the Edit menu, Edit in Adobe Audition, and here you can choose to edit just a selected clip or the entire sequence. I'm going to choose the Sequence. I'll keep the name Intro. Now for the path, you can determine where you want to save these files that Premiere is about to export. But notice that it's created this folder called Adobe Audition Interchange, and that's inside the main Farm Project folder where I just opened this project and where the project is currently stored. And this is a good save location, because it keeps all the files in one place. So I'm going to leave that as is. I've already determined that I'm working with the entire sequence.
I'm also going to check Export Preview Video. And this is so I have a video track to watch while I'm working on the audio. It might not be necessary every time, but I like being able to see what's on screen during any part of the audio I'm currently working on. I'm going to keep everything else checked as well, including Open in Adobe Audition. That way it'll take me to Audition as soon as the files are rendered. I'll click OK and after a few seconds or minutes--depending on the size of your project--Audition will open, and now I'm looking at a multitrack session with a video track. And below the video track are the two audio tracks that we saw in Premiere.
(video playing) Now if I go over to my Files panel, I can see all the files that it currently opened. I've got the two background tracks--and actually I had to convert the background track because it was at a different sample rate than the rest of the files. So it switched it from 44.1 to 48k. This is the main audio for the video. This is the video itself. And it also has an XML file, and I will talk about that in just a moment. I'm going to hide Audition and hide Premiere Pro while I am at it, and let's take a look inside this Project Folder.
So here's the Adobe Audition Interchange Folder it created. Inside that folder is the Intro folder, it's the name of my project, and inside this folder are the two WAV files, background_audio, and farm_project_intro Extracted. Here's the movie file. This Conformed files folders is the converted version of the background audio that it created. And there is also an XML file, and this is what it uses to manage this project. Now incidentally, if you didn't choose to open Audition immediately after exporting the content from Premiere-- for example, let me go back into Audition. I'm just going to select all of these items in the Files panel and close them.
So now I have nothing opened on Audition, but I can choose File > Import > file and locate that XML file, right there. And if I open this XML file that Premiere generated, you can see again that opens all the related files for me to work on. Now it's also important to note here that these files are completely separate from the versions that are still currently opened in Premiere Pro. So you can work freely with these audio files and try all kind of crazy things to them without the fear of messing up your Premiere project. And if you really mess things up here you can always just export another version from Premiere and start again from scratch.
So that's how easy is to import a Premiere project into Audition. In the next couple of movies we'll add a little bit more to this project in Audition, and then I'll show you how to get it all back into Premiere.
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