7. Working with Audio

Audio isn’t just the other half of video editing; it’s the greater part of the whole production. Because the ear—unlike the eye—is hard to fool and is often subconsciously able to register any errors, problems, or distractions within, audiences are apt to pick up audio mistakes far more quickly than visual errors. How good (or bad) your audio editing is contributes to your audience’s visual enjoyment; without good audio they will miss vital clues as to what is going on.

With these factors in mind, you need to take audio very seriously indeed. That’s why this chapter appears after the chapter that covered how to fine-tune your Timeline Sequence and before the chapter that covers adding effects and titles. You must make sure ...

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