Merging Clips from Dual-System - Premiere Pro
When recording video and audio on separate devices, like a Canon DSLR camera and a flash recorder, bringing the audio and video clips to be merged together in the Project panel can be done in a few short steps.
- Open Premiere, create a new project folder and a new project.
- Dual System Sound with a DSLR
- Import the Video Files.
- In the Finder copy the video files to you project folder.
- Go to File > Import and select the video files.
- Import the Audio Files.
- In the Finder copy the audio files to you project folder.
- Go to File > Import and select the audio files.
Once your audio and video clips are imported into the Project panel, find the correlating audio and video clips you want. There should be an audio and visual sync point, such as the sound of a clapper, at the beginning of the clips. Find the sync points for both and then follow the steps below.
Creating a Merged Clip
- In the Project panel, double click on the video clip. This will open it up in the Source Monitor. Set the playhead at the point where the clapper hits and set the in-point by pressing I.
- Next set the in-point for the audio clip. Drag either end of the horizontal Zoom Bar to zoom in and then locate the clapper hit and set the in-point by pressing I.
- If the clapper hit does not land on a frame got to the Panel Menu in the top right of the panel and select Show Audio Time Units. Now the Playhead and be placed anywhere.
- After both in-points are made, select the audio and video clips in the Project panel, by pressing Command (macOS) or Control (Windows) and clicking on both clips.
- Once they are highlighted, go to Clip > Merge Clips....
- In the Merge Clips dialog name the clip.
- For Synchronize Point select In Points.
- If you do not want the audio from the video file in the merged clips select Remove Audio From AV Clip.
- Click OK.