How to copy an audio channel in Adobe Premiere?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by peter, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    I have captured an old mono VHS recording in Adobe Premiere, but in
    result I have audio in one channel only.

    How to copy this audio information to the second channel so I can hear
    the sounds in both speakers?
     
    peter, Jun 1, 2005
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  2. Right click on audio track, "Duplicate Left" or "Duplicate Right."

    Gary Eickmeier
     
    Gary Eickmeier, Jun 1, 2005
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  3. Different for Premiere Pro, but then "Peter" didn't specify which
    version he is using.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jun 1, 2005
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  4. peter

    PTRAVEL Guest

    What version of Premiere are you using?
     
    PTRAVEL, Jun 1, 2005
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  5. peter

    peter Guest

    Adobe Premiere Pro v7.0

    Gary's method does not work.

    Thanks
     
    peter, Jun 1, 2005
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  6. There are a couple of audio filters that do the same thing...
    "Fill Right" and "Fill Left"
     
    Richard Crowley, Jun 1, 2005
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  7. If you leave the copied channel in it's natural state your result will be
    audio from the direct center, even though it is in both speakers. You may
    want to use the audio mixer to separate the channels off to the left and
    right until you get a pseudo stereo effect. Most of the time one channel is
    slightly less in volume as the other.
     
    Digital Video Solutions, Jun 1, 2005
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  8. peter

    PTravel Guest

    It's actually called Premiere Pro 1.0, not 7.0.

    Go into Audio Effects, Stereo and select the Fill Right filter if your sound
    is on the right channel or the Fill Left filter if your sound is on the left
    channel.
    That's because his method was for Premiere 6.0/6.5. You need to be specific
    about your software when you ask a question. There were significant changes
    introduced between Premiere 6.5 and Premiere Pro 1.0, not the least of which
    was this.
     
    PTravel, Jun 1, 2005
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  9. peter

    peter Guest

    Thanks, it worked. I would not find it by myself. Not very logical. To
    copy right channel to left channel is "Fill Right"?

    What is this pseudo stereo effect?
     
    peter, Jun 1, 2005
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  10. "peter" wrote ...
    Read it as "Fill everything with what is in the Right channel."
    Remember that "fill" may be more than just 2-track stereo.
    It is a generic effect that has been around for decades
    (since the first mono master tapes were "re-released"
    in stereo black-vinyl :) There were a few different
    ways of implementing it, but all of them were cheesy,
    hokey, and mostly terrible. Not recommended. But
    the original question wasn't clear what was wanted.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jun 1, 2005
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  11. peter

    PTravel Guest

    There are a variety of ways of doing it. The most involved entail phase
    shifting. A quick-and-dirty way of doing it is to delay one channel a tiny
    bit. You can also try pitch-shifting one channel a couple of cents.
     
    PTravel, Jun 1, 2005
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  12. peter

    Alpha Guest

    The typical unit as a delay between channels with a comb filter used to
    create spectral image.
     
    Alpha, Jun 1, 2005
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  13. What the hell does that mean?

    Gary Eickmeier
     
    Gary Eickmeier, Jun 2, 2005
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  14. "Gary Eickmeier" wrote ...
    Having *identical* audio in Left and Right is "unnatural" sounding,
    especially if it is mixed with true stereo tracks. If you are producing
    something for Monaural, then of course it is perfect.

    Ever seen the experiment where they take pictures of faces and
    mirror image one side? We think of faces as symmetrical, but when
    you look at these exact-symmetry images, they look quite spooky.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jun 2, 2005
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  15. That's exactly what you want - the sound coming from the center. It is a
    mono source - usually a human voice. One voice.

    Gary Eickmeier
     
    Gary Eickmeier, Jun 4, 2005
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  16. "Gary Eickmeier" wrote ...
    It depends on what the context is. Sure, if it is a lecture on
    actuarial tables, it is likely perfect.

    OTOH, if it is the dialog track in an action-adventure scene,
    it will sound goofy and artificial.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jun 4, 2005
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  17. Respectfully disagree, and have never heard an idea such as you are
    proposing. Narration or dialog coming from pseudo stereo would be very
    annoying.

    Gary Eickmeier
     
    Gary Eickmeier, Jun 4, 2005
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  18. ...
    Not talking about pseudo stereo. Yuck! Talking about panning,
    reverb, chorusing, EQ, etc, etc. etc.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jun 4, 2005
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