I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. I have several hours of short (1-3 min) clips from a 3 day event that I'm trying to organize and prep for editing. I wasn't on the shoot, but the cameras recorded the external mic (main audio) to one channel, and the internal mic (reference audio) to another channel; however it varies on which channel they recored main vs reference. For the clips where someone is talking directly to the camera and I know I won't need the reference audio, I've gone in and done "modify audio" and mixed the "stereo" down to "mono", and then selected the channel with the "main audio" to be source channel. That works great- now when the person talks it comes in evenly through both left and right speakers instead of being lopsided.
However, when I then try to take 2 of those clips that have been mixed down to "mono" and create a new multi-cam sequence, the new sequence consistently plays audio only from the left channel. I have tried numerous configurations whence making the multi-cam sequence (automatic, mono, stereo, adaptive). Nothing works- it ONLY plays from the left side. I have also tried modifying the audio channels after I make the new sequence, and put "Channel 1" in both the left and right tracks. Nothing, it still only plays from the left side.
Any idea in how to get my mono source channel to play evenly in both left and right channels instead of only being in the left? By the way, if I try to Pan to the right in the effects window, it just gets quieter, not balanced.
Thanks for the help!
Try makin a new sequence and option one audio track as adaptive. Make your new sequence the same as the sequence you have except tab over to the 'tracks' for the audio option. Copy ams paste your first sequence into the second sequence, then move your mono onto your adaptive track (or copy and paste). With that adaptive audio track, use the audio track mapping and map channel 1 to output 1 and channel 2 to output 2.
Hope oped that gets you there.
I figured something out, but I'll leave this up in case someone else runs into the same problem. If I go back to the original clip that was originally stereo (main and reference audio inputs), instead of mixing down to "mono" and selecting the main audio channel as my source, I am now going to "modify audio" and keeping it "stereo", but simply assigning both source channels to either LEFT or RIGHT, depending on which one the main audio was coming in on for that particular clip. This has the effect of basically being mono, but also plays balanced left and right if I make a multi-cam (stereo).
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Found a solution here Multi-Camera Source Sequence Audio from 1 Speaker instead of both??? HELP PLEASE!!!
Ctrl + N or Command + N for a new sequence, select your preset (in my case DVProHD > 1080i) and check that the audio channels are all mono. Then copy and paste all of your clips into the new blank sequence.
When I upgraded from Premiere Pro CC 2014 to 2015, all my multicamera sequences started playing mono audio through the left speaker only. Whether I had just created a new multi camera sequence, or if I opened one I had created in 2014.
Has anyone found a fix for this or a work around? I'm facing the same issue.
You just need to do as my previous post. Move your clips into a new blank sequence. Don't right-click the multicam sequence and nest it that way. That's where the issue arises. Not sure if this new Premiere update has a fix for it, but I know the above works.
I found an easier work around by using the Audio Track Mixer. I went to "Special" in the drop down and selected "Fill Right with Left".
I found all but A1 balanced to the left in the track mixer. Balancing them back to zero fixed the problem. I had been messing around for a while, so I don't know if I did something in addition to fix it.
OMG! Thank you so much this is the fix I've been looking for.
This was exactly what was happening for me. Thank you!
I fixed it by going to dropdown menu: Sequence/Sequence Settings... and changing the number of channels to 2.
Yes! Thank you MichaelJoel, this worked for me!
Yep. This worked for me when nothing else did. Silly all the solutions like, "Fill from Left" which, if dealing with a stereo track, is throwing out half your audio.
Had issues with this not working for the timeline sequence of the multicam (rather than inside the nest). Had to change the channels to 3 and then back to 2 and then it worked. Actually, not even that "stuck." I have to select all the clips in the timeline, then go to Sequence Settings (can't just do it from the Project Panel), and then change the Channels to 3 and then back to 2. Not even sure if that'll stick. Definitely a glitch. At least I have a workaround. Thanks!
Spoke too soon. Export only includes Left audio. Really displeased.
The audio tracks weren't panned but it looks like every audio clip in the sequence is set to -100 in Panner. Didn't see that when looking at the track. Seems it renders properly now.
Worked for me!
I have experienced the same problem. That is, mono tracks only heard on left side. The fix for me was to view the audio clip mixer where the audio tracks defaulted to "-100" in the L/R balance which forces the sound only to the left. I changed it to "0" which centered the sound and solved the problem.
Yes. The simpliest solve I've found is to select your nested audio clips in your sequence, control click to "REMOVE Attributes". Select "Panner". This sets the -100 back to 0.
Not sure if anyone else if having this issue but this happened for me today.
To fix it I had to do the following in my case (after some trial and error of the suggestions in this thread):
1. Create a new "bin" (i.e. folder) and place/copy the video files/clips to that folder.
2. Right click on the folder and select "Create new multi-camer source sequence ..."
3. In the create sequence box that pops up - select your settings (I chose the synchronize point to be Audio and Track Channel 1; Sequence Preset: Automatic; Offset audio by 0 video frames; Audio: Sequence Settings is Camera 1, Audio Channels Preset is Automatic; Enumerate Cameras) then select OK.
4. Now, right-click on the clip that was generated (for me it was in the format *.MOVMulticam) and select Sequence Settings. Change the Audio: Number of Channels to 2. Select OK.
5. Now, right-click on the clip again and select "New Sequence from Clip".
6. Open up the generated sequence so it displays in the Timeline panel then select the Timeline panel (so it has a blue bar around it).
7. Now go the Audio Clip Mixer panel. You should see the audio channel is set to -100.0. Change this 0.0 and now your audio should be centered again.
8. To check this stays - do a Quick Export and play the exported file (audio should now be balanced).
No clue why this happening. It must be a bug.
Forgot to mention I am using Adobe Premiere Pro 2020 from Adobe CC.