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john sklbaAudio not importing correctly - duplicating channels
by on Mar 29, 2015 at 3:41:41 pm

Hello. Using Adobe CC 2014.

Imported audio on mov file has duplicate audio tracks for left and right channels. I looked at the modify settings and it says left is left and right is right. Even breaking apart does nothing but duplicate the channel. Any ideas? Thanks.

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David Roth WeissRe: Audio not importing correctly - duplicating channels
by on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:23:46 pm

Okay, you've described what you perceive as an issue, and you're looking for our help to fix it, but you haven't given us any information about how the audio was actually recorded, nor what you're expecting or hoping for when you import the video. Most here are not mind readers...

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Ht DavisRe: Audio not importing correctly - duplicating channels
by on Mar 30, 2015 at 6:07:15 am

This is standard. It's just letting you know that it will play both channels in stereo, but mono outputs would be on the right only. Did you select your audio track style in the sequence box? No? It was created for you? Well, it's okay. Put on some headphones. Put up the audio track mixer, play with the left right balance. It's just letting you know you have right coded linear PCM or WAV data that will play out just fine over a mono channel as well as a stereo setup. This is linear stereo, mixed into a single track.
If you want to differentiate the sound, you have to mix it down in audition to separated mono files, go back into adobe, and create the tracks in your sequence as mono tracks, then pan each one where you want it in the mixer. This will fine tune the controls for left\right audio.
Most stereo is an emulation of the sound, pulling highs in mostly on one side, and lows mostly on the other, while placing just a little of each in the opposite side to make it 3d ish (with a lower volume to emulate distance from the ear).
Guys who want more realistic sound over stereo split each side into 2 channels, and apply stereo sound to each side by mixing a full stereo mic to a surround directional submix to adjust the sensitivity, and pull in the sound directly in audition. When you know where the sound came from directionally, you get a fuller mix of the sound on that side; you just mix it down to a mono track and pan in premiere.

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