Tip #1523: Multicam Audio Workaround

… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #1523: Multicam Audio Workaround

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

This makes XAVC discrete audio tracks available.

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Lee Berger writes:

I’m shooting XAVC-L with four discrete audio tracks. No matter which audio option I choose I get the same stereo track with mics 1 & 2 mixed in both tracks. What I want is to maintain separate channel 1 and 2 sources so I can duck each mic if necessary.

Here’s my workaround.

I select the camera 1 source clip and choose: Modify > Audio Channels > Clip Channel:

  • Format = Stereo
  • Number of Clips = 1

That gives me a single stereo track with mic one on the left and two on the right.

Then I create my multicam selecting Stereo and the resulting multicam clip has the same stereo channel assignments.

Finally, I select the Multicam clip in the bin, Modify > Audio Channels > Clip Channel:

  • Format = Mono
  • Number of Clips = 2

This puts it back to two discrete audio tracks. Seems cumbersome, but it solved my problem.

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