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Old June 6th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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How to capture two seperate sound tracks

I shot video with my Canon XL2 and had Audio 1 for one mic and Audio 2 for the second mic. How do I capture it in Premiere to get two seperate tracks so I can pick which one I want. I am using PP 1.5

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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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I use Premiere 6.5 but maybe it's the same. Once you load the clips into the timeline, right click on the audio track and choose mute left or mute right (Premiere 5.1 Take Left or Take Right). Or you can access the audio filters and use panning, pan left or pan right. This will mute the track you don't want to use at that time. If you want to mix L and R with seperate tracks you would have to copy the first audio track into another track leaving the first one using one channel and the second the other channel. Then you could use the bands to fade back and forth or just cut back and forth.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #3
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If you mean you have two _pairs_ of audio tracks -- something that the XL1 is almost unique in being able to deliver -- you can't access the 2nd pair with Premiere. If you mean you have a single pair, one track is 'left' the other 'right' -- you'll have to duplicate the audio to another Premiere track, delete alternating halves and fill to the other.

If you do have two pairs of audio, use Scenalyzer Live for your capture and import to Premiere for editing. In fact you can use the demo version of ScLive just to get the audio ... it's nag method is to watermark the video, but the audio tracks are whole. Capture once with Premiere to get the video, capture again with ScLive to get the audio, merge the two on the timeline.

But ScLive is such a bargain I'd just buy it if it does the job for you.

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