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Quickly Synchronize Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Learn how to Synchronize Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
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Sometimes it becomes necessary to record different your audio and your video separately. Weather it’s because the camera audio is bad, you have an external recorder, or you are on a professional set, the audio and video might come in to the editor in two different files. Now comes the all important job of synchronizing the audio. Premiere Pro makes this pretty easy with just a button click. Today we are talking about how to Synchronize Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

How to Quickly Synchronize Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

  1. Grab both your audio and your video and put them on the timeline together.
  2. Cut the audio clip down to only usable footage.
  3. Right click, go down to Synchronize. In the new dialogue, click on the Audio radio button.
  4. Click OK and the audio should be synchronize to the video.
  5. We can also merge the clips to synchronize.
  6. To do this, we select the two files by highlighting them in the project panel, clicking on merge clips, click on audio, and check box for remove audio from av clip (new clip is created with only av audio).
  7. Let’s look at manual synchronizing. Go back to original audio.
  8. Adjust the audio clip, cut off top and try to align them (once we get close there is no way to actually synchronize in this format)
  9. We need to go up to the time on the top of the timeline and right click. Go down to “show audio time units” here. This will adjust the timecode so that our audio can move tiny amounts.
  10. To move the files little bits at a time, hold down the alt key and then use the arrow keys.
  11. You can now move the two files until they are synchronized. The easiest way to check is to look at the visual representation of the two, aligning them along this.

There you have it, that’s how you synchronize audio in premiere pro. Most of the time it will just be one click of a button and all of the work is done for you. Sometimes you have to go in to manual mode, but that usually only happens about 10% of the time or less. This method can literally save you hours. Let me know in the comments if this helped you at all!

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