4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 17, 2012 11:58 AM by josephs51576386

    Panning audio

    mediafred Level 1

      Can someone please give me an example of when you might want to use the pan controls for a stereo clip in PP?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Panning audio
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          Well, there really is only one reason.  To adjust which speaker the sound come out of.

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          • 2. Re: Panning audio
            josephs51576386 Level 3

            Well here are a couple of the reasons someone might want to normally use pan controls.

             

            1.) Sometimes if you are doing a live production you might chose to have one persons mic running in the right side, and the other persons mic running to the left side. This way in post production you pan each persons mic to one their specifc side. The advantage to this is that sometimes if people are sitting close together (Like during a interview segment)  and they are speaking very loudly they can sometimes end up picking up in each others mics which makes the sound quality extremely poor. (It will have a hollow sound to it) However if you run the mics like I desribed with person A. into the left and Person B. into the right side you can have them both panned so when person A speaks loudly you won't hear them picking up in the other persons mic anymore. Since their mic panned over therefore it's the only mic currently working. (This works out well for mutlicam edits where you set it to AFV (Audio follow video).

             

            2.) Then another reason this feature can useful is if you film a interview in a room with a lot of background noise and you're forced to record both peoples mics into one camera running one person on left and the other on the right it can be useful to be able to pan them in Premiere during your edit this way when person A is talking you won't hear person B's mic picking up nothing except the rooms background noise. So this way you end up with less dead background noise. Where as if you didn't have the pan control inside Premiere even though you made one person on the right side and one person on the left side you would still hear both mics running while only one person was talking. Therefore you would end up with a higher ratio of background noise.

            • 3. Re: Panning audio
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              Funny that got marked as correct.  Both were reasons to record audio to separate tracks (not the question asked), and neither would use the Panner effect to correct this in post.

              • 4. Re: Panning audio
                josephs51576386 Level 3

                Jim Simon wrote:

                 

                Funny that got marked as correct.  Both were reasons to record audio to separate tracks (not the question asked), and neither would use the Panner effect to correct this in post.

                I've actually used the panner effect several times in both of those scenarios in the last couple months alone. Is there a better way?