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Audition CS6 Essential Training
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Importing video files


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Audition CS6 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Importing video files

As you may you already be aware of, Audition can also import video clips in addition to audio clips. Now it can't actually edit video, but it can often be useful to be able to see the video portion of the clip you're working on, especially if you're doing sound design for the video. You'll be trying to synch up music or sound effects or fixing bad audio. So let's see how this works. I'm going to Click the Open button on the Files panel and navigate to a movie out of my desktop. Notice that it now displays the video and audio track as separate entities in the Files panel. And the audio file has an asterisk next to it, indicating that it hasn't been saved.
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  1. 1m 7s
    1. What is Audition?
      1m 7s
  2. 1m 55s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  3. 21m 6s
    1. Understanding the Audition interface
      8m 49s
    2. Setting up input and output
      4m 7s
    3. Setting essential preferences
      8m 10s
  4. 25m 3s
    1. Importing audio files
      6m 39s
    2. Extracting audio from a CD
      4m 6s
    3. Importing video files
      2m 21s
    4. Recording audio
      4m 50s
    5. Creating a multitrack session
      7m 7s
  5. 8m 8s
    1. Understanding frequency
      1m 50s
    2. Understanding amplitude
      1m 40s
    3. Understanding sample rate
      2m 34s
    4. Understanding bit depth
      2m 4s
  6. 37m 59s
    1. Understanding the Waveform Editor interface
      6m 2s
    2. Making selections
      6m 5s
    3. Adjusting the clip amplitude
      2m 49s
    4. Fading clips
      4m 5s
    5. Normalizing
      5m 17s
    6. Copying, cutting, and pasting
      7m 40s
    7. Undoing, redoing, and using the History panel
      4m 5s
    8. Generating silence
      1m 56s
  7. 24m 1s
    1. Using the Spectral Frequency Display
      2m 53s
    2. Using the selection tools
      7m 18s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      6m 34s
    4. Removing background noises
      7m 16s
  8. 46m 31s
    1. Understanding destructive vs. nondestructive effects
      12m 35s
    2. Applying compression
      9m 20s
    3. Understanding reverb vs. delay
      4m 44s
    4. Working with filters and EQ effects
      6m 46s
    5. Using special effects
      4m 26s
    6. Isolating vocals in a stereo track
      4m 27s
    7. Working with time and pitch effects
      4m 13s
  9. 1h 18m
    1. Creating a multitrack session
      6m 1s
    2. Recording and importing audio
      9m 42s
    3. Understanding the multitrack interface
      5m 20s
    4. Understanding the Mixer panel
      6m 13s
    5. Editing clips in Multitrack View
      9m 49s
    6. Grouping clips together
      2m 43s
    7. Creating bus groups
      7m 42s
    8. Routing and working with sends
      4m 7s
    9. Using automation
      12m 25s
    10. Pre-rendering tracks
      2m 19s
    11. Exporting the mix
      4m 13s
    12. Exporting the session
      3m 22s
    13. Burning the mix to a CD
      4m 45s
  10. 25m 17s
    1. Working with audio from video
      6m 23s
    2. Importing a sequence from Premiere Pro
      3m 59s
    3. Adding a soundtrack to a video
      3m 45s
    4. Exporting a session back to Premiere Pro
      3m 32s
    5. Using Automatic Speech Alignment
      7m 38s
  11. 9m 46s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 17s
    2. Using pan envelopes
      2m 44s
    3. Exporting a multichannel mix
      45s
  12. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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Audition CS6 Essential Training
4h 40m Beginner May 06, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Setting up the interface
  • Setting up inputs and outputs
  • Importing audio and video
  • Understanding audio terminology, such as frequency and amplitude
  • Adjusting clips in the Waveform Editor
  • Cleaning and repairing audio
  • Applying effects
  • Working with tracks in the Multitrack Editor and Mixer panel
  • Editing the soundtrack of video
  • Performing surround mixing
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Mixing Video Audio for Video Music Editing Post Production
Software:
Audition
Author:
Garrick Chow

Importing video files

As you may you already be aware of, Audition can also import video clips in addition to audio clips. Now it can't actually edit video, but it can often be useful to be able to see the video portion of the clip you're working on, especially if you're doing sound design for the video. You'll be trying to synch up music or sound effects or fixing bad audio. So let's see how this works. I'm going to Click the Open button on the Files panel and navigate to a movie out of my desktop. Notice that it now displays the video and audio track as separate entities in the Files panel. And the audio file has an asterisk next to it, indicating that it hasn't been saved.

Now if I try to Double-Click the video track, I get a message telling me that Audition can't edit it because it's only a video track, but it also said that I can view the video by inserting it into a Multitrack session. So let's create a Multitrack Session to see how this works. I'll choose File > New > Multitrack Session. I could also use the keyboard shortcut of Command+N, or Ctrl+N on Windows. I'm not really going to concern myself for settings here right now. I'll just call it "video" and I'll Click Okay. So we've already seen this before, but this is what a Multitrack session looks like.

By default, I have six tracks to work with. Notice that I also have a video.scsx file in the Files panel now. That's a Multitrack session file, which is the file that keeps track of all the changes that I make in the session. I'm going to select both the audio and video by holding Shift, so I can Click them both and I'm going to drag them onto where it says track one. Notice that puts the audio in track one, and it creates a video reference track up here. The Video Reference had no settings, just as the same implies. It's just there as a reference so I can see the video that goes along with the audio.

And remember, we have different workspaces that we can work with here, so if I wanted to see the video a little bit better, I might switch to the Edit Audio to Video Workspace. So I'll tap my spacebar to play a little, and you can see the video here playing in the Video panel. Now, there's no audio right now, but you can see that it comes up a couple seconds into the track. (male speaker: My name is BD Dautch, and I have Earthtrine farm, where we've been since 1998.) So at this point, I can start whatever work I need to do on the audio.

Again, I can't edit the video in any way. It's just there as a reference. And when I'm done with my changes, I can only export the audio which will then have to be rejoined with my video in whichever video application I'm using. Now we do have an entire chapter on working with audio and video coming up, so we'll talk a lot more about this a little bit later.

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