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Removing audio problems with Soundbooth


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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

with Chad Perkins

Video: Removing audio problems with Soundbooth

If you have the Adobe Production Premium Suite, you also have the application Adobe Soundbooth, which is meant for playing around with audio a little bit. It's a very simple, basic application, but it has some very cool features, as we'll see right now. And you don't have to be an audio guru or know anything about audio to be able to use this. This is an absolutely amazing feature for video editors. What we are going to be looking at is how to clean up audio blemishes. We have seen how to play with Photoshop, or maybe Premiere, to cleanup visual blemishes, but Soundbooth actually has a very visual way of cleaning up audio blemishes, which is so unique, and it's absolutely Soundbooth's best feature.
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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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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics
5h 38m Intermediate Dec 03, 2009

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In Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form. He shares tips for shooting video in the field to get the most from a subject and get the best footage for a project. He demonstrates how to build a project through the careful use of cutaways, pacing, and suggestive edits. He covers special effects, color correction, and keying and compositing, integrating all these concepts as he builds a music video project from scratch. Exercise files are included with this course.

Topics include:
  • Working with P2 media
  • Keying compositions using garbage mattes and green screen
  • Using transition effects, lens flares, and 3D reflections
  • Compositing with blend modes
  • Understanding spatial versus temporal compression
  • Recording, mixing, normalizing, and fixing audio
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Chad Perkins

Removing audio problems with Soundbooth

If you have the Adobe Production Premium Suite, you also have the application Adobe Soundbooth, which is meant for playing around with audio a little bit. It's a very simple, basic application, but it has some very cool features, as we'll see right now. And you don't have to be an audio guru or know anything about audio to be able to use this. This is an absolutely amazing feature for video editors. What we are going to be looking at is how to clean up audio blemishes. We have seen how to play with Photoshop, or maybe Premiere, to cleanup visual blemishes, but Soundbooth actually has a very visual way of cleaning up audio blemishes, which is so unique, and it's absolutely Soundbooth's best feature.

So we have, here, some audio and I want you to listen to this audio. We have a few things going on here. Number one, and actually very importantly, is we have background noise. And as much as we love to just cut out background noise, if you do mute background noise, even for a second, it will be very obvious to the viewer that there's been something wrong here. So we can't just mute all of our problems and expect them to go away. We've got to find a way to solve the problems and keep that background ambient audio going. So that's number one, we have ambient audio.

Number two, we have some weird whistle noise, and number three we have some ducks quacking kind of more in the background. So let's take a listen. So there is some quacking afterwards, but initially there are a couple of little whistles, and then just ducks quacking after that. So if you want to fix audio, what you do is you right-click on it, go down, at the bottom, choose Edit in Adobe Soundbooth, Render and Replace.

Once you select this option, Premiere will automatically launch Soundbooth for you and will also bring in that file, automatically. Now once here, you'll want to go to the View menu and you want to make sure that you're seeing the Spectral Frequency Display. By default, the regular view you'll see is this. It's just kind of like a regular waveform. It doesn't give you too much information. But if we go to View>Spectral Frequency Display, that's when you get all these cool predator-like colors that are awesome, and you can put your cursor in between these to resize this if you wan, you get a better view. But what this is is kind of like a visual readout of the sounds and it's more intuitive for those of us that maybe have a video background, and aren't super into audio.

But if you look closely, with a discerning eye, you can actually see the sounds. So right here, I want you to notice these little sounds right there. I'm just clicking and dragging to make a selection here just so you can see. You could see these little bursts, these little tiny like specks here almost. These represent the whistles and these other little blocks here, these represents the ducks quacking. So I'm going to play this again and as we play it back, look and notice and see if you can see these sounds in this Spectral Frequency Display format.

(bird noises) It's just amazing. But what's even better than that is that Soundbooth has Photoshop-like tools that we can use to - and actually let me just get rid of that selection area there - but we have Photoshop like tools, we have a Rectangular Marquee tool and even a Lasso tool. So we could go down here and we can click and drag a circle around these blemishes like we were selecting them as if they were some kind of visual problem like a pimple or something. We select them and we can hit the Spacebar to play them.

Here that, the little whistle. What we can do now is go to the Remove a Sound area in the left-hand side. If it's not showing, just click Remove a Sound, and then just go to Heal, Auto Heal. That's all it does. Couple of seconds later, you'll notice that there is no longer a blemish there, and not only that, but if I click to select the other whistle here, you will notice that it didn't leave some kind of gaping hole. It fixed it as if it were Photoshop and just kind of painted over the blemish. Now, let's listen to it. (bird sounds) The whistle is completely gone.

So we can select this other whistle here, just that little area, that little visual inconsistency, Auto Heal it. Boom! Gone. Let's take a listen. (bird noises) No whistles. What about the ducks quacking? (ducks quacking) Hear those ducks are quacking in the background? Let's do the same thing. Let's, this time, use the Rectangular Marquee tool. Click that up there in the upper left-hand side, there. Click and drag around these duck quacks. Auto Heal those and that one is gone.

Auto Heal this one, gone. Now, let's go back to the beginning, we'll play this, we'll notice there are no whistles and there are no quacks right there. (ambient noise) Just an emptiness where there once was quacks. (ambient noise) Isn't that remarkable? Absolutely amazing. So you could imagine, if you have some dialog and maybe there is somebody that drops something, the production crew or something like that, somebody makes a noise that they shouldn't have made and you need to clean up the audio.

Again, you don't have to be an audio genius. You could just use Soundbooth like this, and you could just hit Command+S or Ctrl+S on the PC to save this up. We go back to Premiere and the audio is automatically replaced, as you can see right here, and we can go back and play this audio, hit the Home key. Actually, let me select the Timeline panel first, hit the Home key, preview this. (ambient noise) The whistles, the quacks are gone in our Timeline automatically. We don't have to worry about re-importing or any of that stuff. All that stuff has been taken care of because of this link, this connection between Premiere and Soundbooth.

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