Premiere Elements 13 on what computer operating system?
Generalization...apply the Fill Left or Fill Right audio effect to your Timeline audio clip.
For example...Premiere Elements 13 on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit....
See Expert workspace only - fx Effects/Audio Effects/Fill Left or Fill Right.
Did that work for you?
Unfortunately the fix did not work, but thank you for pointing out the
additional menus in Expert view. (I am a first-timer and was using Quick
The operating system is Windows 7.
I followed your instructions and also managed to find the Pro tutorial
video on the same subject. (My version is Premiere but the Pro tutorial was
Let me clarify again: the audio was recorded in mono on a video camera and
so it shows, and plays back, only in the left channel in Premiere.
Absolutely everything in your instructions, and the tutorial, worked
exactly as it should, except that after dropping the Fill (from) Left icon
into the selected clip, Fill Left was in fact added to the list of applied
effects, but nothing happened with the audio -- it continued to play from
the left channel only.
Just to experiment, I dropped the Fill Right icon into a clip, thereby
transplanting the silent right channel into the left, and on playback, the
audio went silent. Then, in the list of applied effects, I toggled Fill
Right off, and the audio came back.
So it appears everything is working as is should, except the effect which I
desire to achieve, which is having the left channel audio copied to the
Any other ideas?
On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 7:53 PM, A.T. Romano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sure you do not want to give the Fill Left and Fill Right another try?
According to the Adobe document Adobe Premiere Elements Help | Effects reference
Fill Left, Fill Right
The Fill Left effect duplicates the left channel information of the audio clip and places it in the right channel, discarding the original clip’s right channel information. The Fill Right effect duplicates the right channel information and places it in the left channel, discarding the existing left channel information. For example, you might use this effect on footage shot with a monaural microphone plugged into only one channel of a camcorder, extending the voice of a speaker from one channel to both.
From what you wrote, your Premiere Pro video seems to be saying the same.
If that Premiere Elements Fill Left or Fill Right is no go, you might want to explore what you can do in this regard using the free audio editor Audacity.
And, then import the Audacity edited audio back into Premiere Elements project as source media.
Is the speaker system OK?
We will be watching for your results.
Thanks for the follow up.
I tried it again, same results, and yes, the channel balance controls
inside Premiere and in my playback audio system are all set to center.
However, there is something else that may be causing this problem:
Every time I open the project I get an Events warning that says "File
importer detected an inconsistency in the file structure of JS1.avi.
Reading and writing this files metadata (XMP) has been disabled."
JS1.avi is the project's file name. In the same Events window there is a
second line which says exactly the same thing, except the file name is
"JS2.avi," and there is no such file anywhere that would have been created
I am clueless as to what this means, and would like to know a) is it
affecting the application of the Fill Left effect, and b) whether it is or
not, can I/should I try to fix whatever the problem is?
If it matters, I haven't had a single problem with anything else I have
tried to do with this project.
Thanks for your help, and sorry for the trouble. I'd go away, if the
On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 11:26 AM, A.T. Romano <email@example.com>
Where did the .avi video come from? (And, nice "handle"!!)
Thanks for the follow up with the additional information.
Have you tried to convert the mono into stereo in Audacity, export it as .mp3 or .wav, and import that audio into
Premiere Elements to replace the original audio?
Or, please explore taking your Timeline (linked video and audio if that is the situation) and exporting Audio Only as .mp3 or .wav
using Publish+Share/Computer/Audio with the MP3 High Quality or Windows Waveform preset to obtain your Stereo audio.
The Stereo audio can then be imported in the Premiere Elements project to replace the existing audio...right click the video audio
file and select Delete Audio.
Knowing what kind of .avi you are using will help if the above does not resolve the issue. You do not want Xvid.avi.
In this regard, brand/model/settings of camera that recorded the .avi would be helpful.
Please review and consider.
Thanks again for your suggestions. I managed to get the audio exported and although I could not get to true stereo in Audacity, I was at least able to move the audio from the left to the center channel of a surround sound system so that's close enough for my purposes. As you and one or two others have suggested, the original AVI file is probably to blame, not Premiere.
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Thanks for the update. Very pleased to learn that you were able to improve your situation. Great job.
Did the export of the audio portion of the file using Premiere Elements Publish+Share/Computer/Audio offer you an
acceptable "stereo" export or was the export "mono"? Or, did Audacity give you the best results for what you sought?
The export was mono and I probably chose the wrong file format for export
because I had to convert it to .wav before Audacity would read it. I never
did get true stereo, because that option in the Audacity menu remained
grayed-out no matter what I did to try & light it up. I ended up
duplicating the mono onto a second track and designated one left channel
and the other right, but the import back into Premiere still only comes out
the center speaker of a surround sound system. As I said, that is still
better than left-channel only.
On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 11:14 PM, A.T. Romano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for the additional information regarding what worked for you to deal with your audio file's mono to stereo issue.
Your follow up details are appreciated by all.