How to Merge and Sync Clips with Adobe Premiere

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Use this step-by-step guide to merge and sync audio and video clips using Adobe Premiere Pro.

The Merge Clip feature in Adobe Premiere Pro simplifies the process of synchronizing audio and video, which are recorded separately.

To merge clips in the Project panel, use the following steps:

  1. Select the video and audio clips in the Project Panel to be merged.
  2. Right-click and select "Merge Clips…"
  3. If desired, rename the clip.

Select the video and audio clips to be merged in Adobe Premiere Pro. Photo by DINFOS PAVILION Team
showing how to select the video and audio clips to be merged in Adobe Premier pro
Select the video and audio clips to be merged in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Photo by: DINFOS PAVILION Team
VIRIN: 200729-D-ZW071-0002

  1. Choose "Audio" as the Synchronize Point.
  2. Choose Track Channel from one of the following options:
    • If only one input is recorded into the TASCAM (TEAC Audio Systems Corp American Corp), select "1."
    • If multiple inputs are recorded into the TASCAM, select the primary channel number, or choose "Mix Down."
  3. Select "Remove Audio from AV Clip." This removes the camera audio from the resulting clip, leaving you with only TASCAM audio.
  4. Click "OK." Adobe Premiere Pro will process a new clip in which the audio from your TASCAM recording is in sync with the video from your camera.

Merge clip dialog box in Adobe Premiere Pro. Photo by DINFOS PAVILION Team
showing how to seclect the video and audio clips to be merged in Adobe Premier pro
Merge clip dialog box in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Photo by: DINFOS PAVILION Team
VIRIN: 200729-D-ZW071-0003

  1. Right-click on the resulting new clip in the Project panel.
  2. Select "Modify > Audio Channels…"

    Modify audio channels. Photo by DINFOS PAVILION Team
    process of modifying audio channels in Adobe Premier pro
    Modify audio channels.
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    VIRIN: 200729-D-ZW071-0004

  3. Change Number of Audio Clips from 2 to 1, then click the gray area.
  4. Verify that Media Source Channel shows only one clip and that box "1" is checked off. This step removes the empty audio track from the merged clip.

Change number of audio clips in the modify clip dialog box. Photo by DINFOS PAVILION Team
how to change number of audio clips within the modify clip dialogue box in Adobe Premier Pro
Change number of audio clips in the modify clip dialog box.
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VIRIN: 200729-D-ZW071-0005

  1. Drag the resulting merged clip from your project into your timeline.
  2. Edit like any other clip.

Drag the resulting merged clip from your project into the timeline. Continue editing like any other clip. Photo by DINFOS PAVILION Team
how to add a merged clip to timineline in Adobe Premier Pro
Drag the resulting merged clip from your project into the timeline. Continue editing like any other clip.
Photo by: DINFOS PAVILION Team
VIRIN: 200729-D-ZW071-0006

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