Welcome to another video tutorial produced by BizVid Communications. Today, I’m going to show you how to convert a stereo audio track to mono by importing it into Adobe Audition from your Premiere Pro timeline. Then, I’ll save it out of Audition and bring back into Premiere Pro. I’m using the CC version. So you might ask, “why convert a stereo track to mono?” Well, when recording in stereo, there are instances where either the left or right track is corrupted somehow…like unwanted noise in one track, unbalanced levels or you simply want the Voice Over narration to be in mono for perfect centering. The voice track I have in this project contains noise and pops on the left track and it interferes with the VO announcer. My task is to get rid of the noisy track so that the VO track is clean and useable within the project. So let’s get started.
Here you can see I already have the video and audio tracks in place. When this track is played back in the timeline, you can hear the interference. Let me open this up so that you can see what I’m talking about. To fix the problem, I need to get rid of the left channel and only keep the right channel. The first step toward doing this is to import the stereo track into Audition by positioning my mouse on the audio track, and then right click. Scroll down to “Edit clip in Adobe Audition” and click. The audio track will now be dynamically linked to Adobe Audition which is the beauty of using Adobe products. To “Dynamically link” means that the flow of my work moves seamlessly between the two programs.
Okay, as you can see, the audio track has been imported into the Audition timeline. Once imported, go to “Edit” on the address bar and click then scroll to “Extract Channels to Mono Files” and click. And here they are…the right channel, left channel and the original track. As I click between them, you can see what I’m talking about. Here’s the one I want to keep…soundtrack right. So, I will delete the tracks I don’t want to save by selecting then clicking this little trash can. Once these are gone, I’ll select the remaining track, go to “file” then “save as” and name this “fixed” then select the folder I want to save it to and click. Next I’ll close Audition, go back to Premiere pro, find the file, import it and place it in the timeline and I’m good to go.
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