11. Audio Editing

In This Chapter

Audio Levels

Audio Fades

Audio Pan Settings

Audio Channel Configuration

Editing your picture is only half the story. Your sound is just as important. In fact, a famous movie editor once quipped that sound is two-thirds of the picture. You’ll likely spend much more time finessing and working on your audio edits than you will on your video.

While your picture carries the information about what’s happening on-screen, the sound carries the emotion. The inflection of someone’s voice often tells more than the words she is saying, and similarly, music and sound effects can often completely redefine how your viewers understand a scene. To put it simply, if seeing is believing, hearing is feeling.

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