Ways to work with less-than-ideal audio in your video edit.
Compensating for a Bad Mic
A particularly helpful tip: Camilo suggests you “loop the audio” – by this, he means looping the section of the timeline which contains the audio you’re working on (to avoid having to constantly stop-and-start). In Premiere Pro:
- in the Timeline, add In & Out points (using “I” and “O”)
- go to the Program window > “+” > drag “Loop Playback” into the menu of the Program window
Of course, the best way to avoid many of these problems at the post-production stage is to get them right at the production stage, by capturing audio properly:
Get creative – a bed of “silence”, room tone, and ambient sound can work all kinds of magic, from creating the “illusion of continuity” to “adding to the story”:
ADR – one of the most common “fix it in post” techniques is Automated Dialogue Replacement: