Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Audio for Video: Production and Post Sound Techniques.
- [Voiceover] If you have access to the exercise files for this course you can download them to your desktop as I've done here. To follow along, open the exercise files folder and navigate to the appropriate chapter. Some chapters, like Chapter Two, will have Adobe Premier Files with a file extension .prproj. Other chapters will have .sesx file extensions because those are Adobe addition session files we'll use. The first time you open these files you may get a link media dialog like the one we see here.
If this happen you'll need to click locate and then you can navigate to the media folder inside the exercise files folder. All the media for all the projects is located in this media folder. From here we can click search and it will search through the files and in this case it found the one file that matches. Now sometimes this happens. You have to click off of it and back onto it and then once you do that you're able to click okay and it relinks that file.
Now there's two more that still haven't linked so I'm going to do the same steps. Go over to locate. Click on media folder. Click search. And it found one of those. I want to make sure that I click on it and I'll click okay. And it was able to relink the other file because it was in that same folder. And now that we're in Premier we see our files down here and they're properly linked. Now that you see how things are organized, it should be obvious that you don't want to move files around in this media folder or the sub-folders within the media folder or the loser link to their project files.
Now, finally, we wanted this course to be as application agnostic as possible and we offer you the media in a stand alone folder precisely so that you can load it into other audio for video apps, like Protools, Avid, Final Cut Pro and Logic. Feel free to do this if you're not working on the Adobe apps we're using, but you still want to mess around with media as you follow along with the concepts I cover in this course.
- Capturing audio and following the proper workflow for optimum results
- Sound editing—improving and restoring audio in post-production
- Mixing and exporting audio or preparing it for handoff to a professional audio engineer
The second and third steps feature Adobe Audition CC, a powerful audio post-production program with a host of tools to clean up, sculpt, and finesse your sound design. The seamless workflow to and from Adobe Premiere Pro makes it a powerful audio toolset. However, author Scott Hirsch's techniques work equally well in other video and sound editing applications. Watch this course to learn practical techniques for getting better sound in all your productions.
- Choosing the right gear, including lavalier and boom mics
- Syncing offline devices
- Working with audio in the video editor
- Moving files to Audition
- Choosing sources
- Cleaning up and getting the most out of nonideal audio
- Reducing noise
- Adding sound effects
- Mixing and adjusting levels
- Exporting and managing final files