Problem: Video only has left audio

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Toik, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Toik macrumors newbie

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    Ok guys, I've got footage that has audio but only in the left ear/speaker is there any possible way that i can copy that then paste it in another audio channel and pan it right so that it appears to be in stereo using FCP 7?
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Yes, and you would do it exactly as you already described in FCP.

    Basically, you would drag the audio to the timeline, copy/paste that track and drag it down to the next available audio track. Then, you would pan one track all the way to the left (the pan controls will be in the Viewer once you double-click the track) and the other track all the way to the right. At that point, you should hear audio in both channels.
     
  3. Leddy macrumors regular

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    Hi Toik,

    A quick way to get your audio in stereo from a single track is to shift option drag the audio to the track below it (which should copy the audio onto the track below it), then select both audio tracks and then option l to turn them into a stereo pair. (That is a lowercase L btw)

    Cheers.
     
  4. Toik thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. advres Guest

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    For future reference though, you don't need two identical tracks to make it come out of both speakers (only if you can't get it loud enough). You can adjust the pan of the clip in your viewer window. Double-click the clip and in the viewer, -1 for a pan is all left, 0 is centered (both speakers) and 1 is all right. I do all VO work in mono which is a single track playing from both channels
     
  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Doubling up a mono track not only eats up an audio track w/o need but it can also cause phase problems w/your audio. As advres said, the best way to do it is just to pan the track "center" if it's too quiet just add an audio gain filter.


    Lethal
     
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Good point.
     

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