Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Marrying high-quality audio with video, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Many times, you'll be working with documentary interview footage that doesn't contain the best audio.…However, perhaps the production team recorded higher quality audio with a different camera or sound recorder.…Let's take a look at how to marry a video clip that contains poor audio with an audio clip of higher quality.…Okay, so I have here a bunch of interviews of our main documentary subject BD Dautch,…and if I go ahead and play this, I'm going to show you what this sounds like.…(BD Dautch: ...certifying organization, and we grow about 100 different--)…Okay, so obviously we can hear it, we could use it if we don't have anything better.…
But I was able to locate some audio that sounds a lot better than this.…If I load this one, let's go ahead and just play this.…(BD Dautch: ...and 5 acres in Carpinteria that we're farming on. It's all certified organic by--)…Okay, so I actually pulled this from a different camera that was on him at that time.…So instead of having to edit this into the sequence kind of haphazardly, let's go ahead and pre-marry it.…
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Exploring the documentary postproduction process
- Organizing footage and using searching techniques
- Setting up and using digital transcripts
- Building sequences and scenes to form the rough cut
- Adding effects to repair and enhance footage
- Fine-tuning the sequence to reach picture lock
- Receiving feedback
- Finishing the film with titles, color correction, and professional audio