Pro editor Robbie Carman shows editors crucial techniques for finishing the audio for their video projects, using Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition.
- Hi there, I'm Robbie Carman. Welcome to Premiere Pro Guru: Audio Finishing Techniques. Finishing is something that every project can benefit from, but what do I mean by finishing? Well, finishing means the last steps in completing a project, both on the visual side as well as with audio, and it's these steps that can be the difference between a good project and a great project. In this title, which by the way is a companion to another title called Premiere Pro Guru: Visual Finishing Techniques, we'll explore many practical ways to finish audio in your project.
It's important to note that we'll mainly be exploring the how of audio finishing in Premiere Pro, with a little why mixed in. Other titles in the Lynda.com online training library explore the aesthetic side of audio mixing quite a bit more than we will in this title. With that said, the goal over the course of these lessons is to give you the essential technical capabilities you'll need to know. So, what are we gonna cover? First up, we'll explore how to hand off files, such as OMFs and video reference clips, if you're not going to finish the audio in your project yourself.
Next, we'll explore track and clip level control for audio in Premiere Pro and why these two levels of working with audio give you a ton of options for mixing and sweetening your audio. The two audio mixers in Premiere Pro, the clip and track level mixers, gel nicely with the options you have on the timeline, and we'll explore how these mixers interact with timeline controls, as well as take things a step or two further, exploring mixer automation modes, submixes, and adding effects. Speaking of effects, we'll explore some essential ones to know in Premiere Pro, like compression, gain, limiting, and EQ.
One of the most important things about audio finishing is restorative work. While some of this work can happen in Premiere Pro, much of it is best done in Adobe Audition. So we'll explore how to round-trip between Premiere Pro and Audition, as well as how to make several restorative fixes, like fixing plosives, reducing noise, healing audio, and matching volume between clips. If you work in broadcast, well, having legal audio is a must. We'll discuss what having legal audio really means, and how to monitor for things like loudness and true peak, as well as look at strategies for fixing broadcast-specific problems.
Finally, we'll wrap up taking a look at how to output a project, including creating stems and working with multi-channel audio. We have a lot to cover, but I'm really looking forward to it. So, once again, thank you for joining me for Premiere Pro Guru: Audio Finishing Techniques. I'm Robby Carman.
Watch the companion course, Premiere Pro Guru: Video Finishing Techniques, for more information about finishing the visual elements of your projects.
- Working with others
- Exporting audio tracks and video references
- Keyframing clip and track properties
- Using Premiere Pro's mixers
- Adding effects with compression, gain, normalization, and EQ
- Fixing audio issues with Audition
- Making your audio broadcast-legal
- Outputting stems