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Audio split among channels

797 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2011 11:39 AM by Mark Duehmig RSS
Mark Duehmig Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
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Feb 10, 2011 11:13 AM
I've just finished four short videos and one of them has an odd thing happening to the audio. When I dragged in the clips, the audio files have split between different tracks. The left channel is in Channel A1 and the right channel is in Channel A4. It hasn't happened to every thing, but many things it has.

This wouldn't be a big deal except I'm trying to lay down some different languages in other tracks and just shut off the English narration and interviews, leaving only the background music. This is fine in the other videos but this one is all messed up. Any ideas what is going on or how I can get these tracks "re-combined?"

Thanks in advance,
Mac Pro Dual Quad 3GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 8 GB RAM
  • SoCal Level 4 Level 4 (1,255 points)
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:32 AM (in response to Mark Duehmig)
    Your audio sounds like it is in a stereo pair. You can unlock the tracks to move them individually instead of in a pair. To do that go to Modify>Stereo Pair or (Option + L). Now you can move them independently.

    The real question is how did they get separated in the first place. You have to look at the Patch Panel in the Timeline. When you have a clip loaded into the Viewer the Patch Panel will show you what that clip is made of. For example: If you have a clip in the Viewer that has a video track and 2 audio tracks you will see a patch to V1 and A1 & A2.

    It appears that you have moved the patch from A2 to A4 and that's why they are separated. Look up Patch Panel in the manual for more info.
    MacPro Octo, PPC Quad 2.5 GHz, , MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 10GB RAM


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