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Editing with Avid Media Composer 5: The Official Avid Guide by Avid Technology, Inc.

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Chapter 5. Basic Audio Editing

Objectives:

• Adjust audio level and pan using the Audio Mixer tool

• Adjust audio gain using keyframes

• Perform real-time recording using auto gain in the Audio Mixer tool

Now that you have done some basic video editing, you’re ready to address another important aspect of the postproduction process: audio editing. Building rich and well-edited audio is crucial. The time you spend adjusting audio levels and pans, as well as carefully mixing layers of sound, will elevate and enrich your work on both the conscious and subconscious levels.

The art of audio postproduction is vast, and we will explore only the most basic audio adjustments. However, by mastering these fundamentals, you will open a gateway to knowledge ...

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