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Duplicate the audio track, then apply Fill Left to the first track and apply Fill Right to the second (duplicated) track. That will give you the two tracks with audio from mic1 on the first track and audio from mic2 on the 2-nd track, so you can mix to your liking.
You can apply these effects on the clip level, or on the track level by using Audio Mixer.
Thanks so much, Harm! Since I'm new to CS4 I don't quite know what you're
saying, but I'll do it asap just as you suggest.
Although I have not yet had a chance to try this, it seems like an awful lot
of steps to go through to simply have 2 tracks of audio. For instance, I'm
pretty sure in FC as well as other NLE's like Pinnacle the two channels just
show up. Is there a setting or preference that can be set in PP to give me
the two tracks each and every time I capture?
The left and right channel are there if you captured over firewire. It may not show visually, but listen and they are there. Don't know FCP, but I would expect it to behave similarly. Capture over firewire and you get one stereo track, with a left and a right channel. The solution I gave you was intended for those situations where the camera can only record one stereo track and in editing you want to separate the left and right channel of the one stereo track that was recorded in the camera.
There are two other ways which are a bit easier I think:
Break Sterio clip to Mono clips:
- In the Project panel, select a clip containing stereo or 5.1 surround audio.
- Choose Clip > Audio Options > Breakout To Mono.
You can remap audio chanels overall. Heres a mini tutorial on it: