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Recording audio

From: Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

Video: Recording audio

This movie is going to be more of a demo than a hands-on tutorial. Basically, I want to show you here that you can record audio into Premiere. A lot of people aren't aware of this, but Premiere is actually a recording studio, just like an audio recording studio. If we go to the Audio Mixer panel, which by default is grouped with the Effect Controls panel on the Source Monitor up here on the left-hand side, we have a little mixer here, and we're going to be looking at this mixer a little bit later on in this chapter. But this is also where we go to record audio, as well. Now, you need to have a correct and good connection from some digital audio recording source to your computer.

Recording audio

This movie is going to be more of a demo than a hands-on tutorial. Basically, I want to show you here that you can record audio into Premiere. A lot of people aren't aware of this, but Premiere is actually a recording studio, just like an audio recording studio. If we go to the Audio Mixer panel, which by default is grouped with the Effect Controls panel on the Source Monitor up here on the left-hand side, we have a little mixer here, and we're going to be looking at this mixer a little bit later on in this chapter. But this is also where we go to record audio, as well. Now, you need to have a correct and good connection from some digital audio recording source to your computer.

And that's actually what makes this more of a demo than a tutorial, because of the complicated setup that I'm using for recording my screen right now. It's not allowing me to record my audio. So it's only a demo over in the tutorial, but here's how this works. We first need to pick a track, one of these audio tracks down here that we want record to. And we come over here to the corresponding track in the Audio Mixer and click this button, the little microphone that's Enable track for recording that says that this is audio track that we want to record to. Once you enable a track for recording, then you'll get this little drop down here.

This is basically going to allow you to choose from where on your computer you're going to get the data, where the audio is going to be coming from. Once you do that, then you come down here to the Record button at the bottom of the Audio Mixer panel and click Record. Once you are done recording, then go ahead and click the Record button again to stop the recording, and your audio will show up here in the Timeline panel. Not only will the new clip be added to the Timeline panel, it'll also be added to the Project panel. And also, if you need to adjust the monitoring while you're recording, you could use the faders, here in the Audio Mixer panel, to change the monitor levels.

Now, this is one of those features that a lot of editors probably will never use. But if you are involved at all in the production work, this can be a great lifesaver, and even if you're not involved in production, often times, there are might be a little line of dialog or just some piece of folly maybe there is like a footstep that you need to record or some other type of like paper shuffling that during production just wasn't recorded right, or something like that. You could do that from right here as an editor, or if you have Premiere with you on a laptop in the field, and you just need to do some extra dialog or replacement or whatever, you can record straight here using this feature in Premiere as a recording studio.

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  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. What's new in the dot release
      57s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 18s
  2. 18m 54s
    1. Capturing ambient audio
      3m 12s
    2. Getting plenty of coverage
      1m 48s
    3. Telling a story with camera angles
      3m 18s
    4. The 180 degree rule
      2m 13s
    5. Framing shots
      3m 25s
    6. Allowing "emotional space"
      1m 40s
    7. Overcranking and time lapse
      3m 18s
  3. 11m 38s
    1. Why is metadata important?
      1m 40s
    2. Browsing and adding metadata
      6m 4s
    3. Creating metadata with Speech Search
      3m 54s
  4. 33m 12s
    1. When to cut
      7m 38s
    2. Avoiding bad edits
      9m 17s
    3. Using emotional cutaways
      1m 53s
    4. Fixing problems with cutaways
      3m 53s
    5. Pacing edits
      3m 49s
    6. Matching action
      4m 14s
    7. The power of suggestive editing
      2m 28s
  5. 26m 31s
    1. Contrasting targeting and selecting
      3m 17s
    2. Copying and pasting clips
      2m 36s
    3. Replacing clips
      4m 8s
    4. Editing to music
      5m 0s
    5. Using sample rate for precise editing
      5m 34s
    6. Creating J and L cuts
      3m 33s
    7. Working with subclips
      2m 23s
  6. 11m 17s
    1. Ingesting media
      1m 39s
    2. Examining P2 file structure
      1m 31s
    3. Importing P2 files with the Media Browser
      5m 15s
    4. Converting DVCPRO HD to standard 720p
      2m 52s
  7. 38m 11s
    1. Using the Reference Monitor
      3m 0s
    2. Using scopes
      8m 33s
    3. Primary color correction
      10m 11s
    4. Secondary color correction
      8m 28s
    5. Creating a vignette
      2m 28s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      5m 31s
  8. 37m 19s
    1. Censoring video
      5m 30s
    2. Creating a waving flag
      6m 5s
    3. Creating a lens flare
      3m 36s
    4. Creating background textures
      6m 19s
    5. Playing with time
      6m 4s
    6. Using transition effects
      6m 13s
    7. Working with presets
      3m 32s
  9. 15m 30s
    1. Creating a garbage matte
      3m 56s
    2. Removing green screen
      5m 6s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      3m 32s
    4. Nesting sequences
      2m 56s
  10. 15m 27s
    1. Creating 3D reflections
      5m 0s
    2. Creating growing vines
      5m 52s
    3. Creating a track matte
      2m 39s
    4. Using the History panel
      1m 56s
  11. 42m 25s
    1. Censoring audio using bleeps
      5m 16s
    2. Understanding sample rate
      3m 0s
    3. Normalizing audio across multiple clips
      5m 7s
    4. Recording audio
      2m 24s
    5. Removing audio problems with Soundbooth
      5m 43s
    6. Working with VST plug-in effects
      2m 3s
    7. Mixing audio
      8m 20s
    8. Changing volume over time
      5m 22s
    9. Working with surround sound
      5m 10s
  12. 23m 52s
    1. About this project
      2m 26s
    2. Performing preliminary edits
      2m 35s
    3. Working with multi-camera footage
      7m 27s
    4. Creating a visual "stutter"
      3m 12s
    5. Adjusting color
      8m 12s
  13. 6m 28s
    1. Transferring projects to another machine
      3m 24s
    2. Removing unused footage
      3m 4s
  14. 25m 46s
    1. Choosing a format
      5m 35s
    2. Understanding spatial compression
      2m 5s
    3. Understanding temporal compression
      4m 19s
    4. About HD standards
      5m 46s
    5. Changing footage interpretation
      2m 17s
    6. Getting the film look
      5m 44s
  15. 27m 10s
    1. Working with After Effects
      5m 56s
    2. Creating titles in After Effects
      5m 39s
    3. Working with Photoshop files
      2m 29s
    4. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 2s
    5. Working with OnLocation
      3m 12s
    6. Working with Encore
      4m 27s
    7. Introducing Adobe Story for pre-production
      3m 25s
  16. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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