Restore & Master Audio for Video in Audition & Premiere Pro

This course is designed to teach you advanced audio restoration techniques using Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition so you don't have to settle for "mediocre" sound in your video productions. Software required: Premiere Pro CC 2015, Audition 2015.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 19, 2016
Duration
1h 22m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 19, 2016
Duration
1h 22m
Description

Your visual stories are only as good as the quality of their audio. So, what happens when the quality of your audio is compromised? That's where this course comes in to save your production. In this course, Restore & Master Audio for Video in Audition & Premiere Pro, you'll learn how to restore poorly recorded audio that was captured in noisy environments. This will allow you to create more powerful visual stories that move your audience on a deeper level. First, you'll learn how to properly analyze your audio content and discover some very common issues that most video editors have to deal with on a daily basis. Next, you'll leverage Adobe's Dynamic Linking to send your audio footage from Premiere Pro directly into Audition's audio platform. This will allow you to dive into the waveform frequencies of your audio to discover exactly what can be done to restore the sound quality. Finally, you'll learn how to capture noise snippets, process them through Audition's noise filtering, add compression dynamics and tonal range, as well as visually see your audio using the Spectral diagram for clarity. When you are finished with this video production course, you'll not only know how to master and bounce incredible audio back to your Premiere Pro video projects, but also understand how the science of sound can be manipulated at a "frequency" level to give you the best results every time. Software required: Premiere Pro CC 2015, Audition 2015.

About the author
About the author

Acosta is best known as a digital media consultant and mentor for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. He is also co-founder and product manager of Woowave DreamSync, a software designed to synchronize audio and video without the need for timecode.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Jon Acosta, and welcome to my course Restore & Master Audio for Video in Audition & Premiere Pro. I'm the executive producer over at Pixelynx Labs, and I know what it's like to deal with difficult audio footage. Filtering out background noises, cell phones, and crying babies can be frustrating. I'm here to show you how to restore those audio tracks and even make them sound better using Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition. Some of the major topics that we will cover include advanced noise reduction tools for auto sound elimination, dynamic linking files from Premiere Pro to Audition, how to visually identify problematic audio right away, and mastering your sound tracks with impressive equalization and dynamic range. We'll be simulating a real world scenario where a client has delivered a set of four interviews, each with a problem that can be difficult to fix for most average video editors. I'll make sure you understand these issues and how to fix them fast using the advanced tools built right inside of Adobe Audition. By the end of this course, you'll have the ability to isolate any sound in a voice recording, visually remove even the most difficult noises, and leverage the power of audio compression, EQ, and mastering technique. Before beginning the course, you should have access to Adobe Audition CC and Premiere Pro CC 2015 or later. Previous experience with video editing in Premiere Pro is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to restore and master audio for video in Audition and Premiere Pro right here at Pluralsight.

Preparing Troublesome Audio in Premiere Pro
Hi, this is Jon Acosta, and welcome to Restore and Master Audio for Video in Audition & Premiere Pro. Audio is known to be the single most important element to any video production, but what happens when you come across audio that needs some serious doctoring up? For example, maybe the sound guy on set didn't realize there was a high-pitched frequency coming from the air conditioner, or maybe there were isolated sounds that occurred during one of your only interview takes with a very important CEO. In this course, you and I will be simulating a few of those malfunctioning moments, and I'll walk you through how we can fix them by using the power of sound restoration and audio mastering inside of Adobe Premiere and Audition. So here's how the course break down will go. First, we'll start our audio restoration journey inside of Premiere Pro so we can review a few interview footage clips and some of the audio assets that we'll need to restore. I'll show you how to prep this footage inside of Premiere Pro, and then I'll show you the proper way to perform a dynamic link into Audition where I'll take you on a deep dive into the powerful restoration and mastering techniques that all the professionals use to isolate sound on a serious level. So let's hop into our first demo and get started.

Mastering Effects Racks and Bouncing to Premiere Pro
In this lesson, we're going back to our good friend Van here, to actually complete a full-fledged mastering process. So far, we've cleaned up the audio so that it sounds neat and tidy, and now we'll add some mastering effects to really beef up the quality of Van's voice. To do this, we'll make sure that we're in the Effects Rack, and I'm going to click on the little arrow next to the first track, go down to Amplitude and Compression, and I'm going to select Dynamic Processing. Now at this point, I'll just play the audio, and I'm going to move around the decibel levels and the frequencies as the audio plays, so I can get a really good feel of how we can make this better. (Sound clip playing) So what I'm noticing here, is that there is still a little bit of noise in the background. And by pulling this decibel level right around here, I'm able to pull out that audio so that it disappears. Let's continue. (Sound clip playing) Alright, and so I'm pushing the green button below here, just to turn off and on the filter, to see what the before and after sounds like. (Sound clip playing) So, my goal here was to pull out that high tone and I think we've done it. It doesn't sound full enough yet, but this is just one of multiple effects that we're going to add to the Effects Rack. So let's move on and in our next lesson, we're going to add the Parametric EQ.