Tutorial: The EQ Effect in Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition

first_imgIn this post we’ll show you how to take advantage of the EQ tools in Premiere Pro and Audition – valuable for making audio sound richer and more impactful!You may be used to seeing lots of sliders when you think of EQ, but when modifying EQ in Premiere Pro (and Parametric EQ in Audition) what you’ll see is a much different panel.  For first time users this can be a little confusing, so in this blog post we’ll show you how to navigate this EQ panel and use it to improve the audio in your projects.Modifying the EQ in your video editing projects can be useful for making spoken word ‘pop’.  You can either apply it to a clip or an entire track.  If you have a single track for each of your on-camera talent it would make more sense to apply this effect to each track (rather than each clip).EQ Applied and Open for an Audio Track in Premiere ProWhen you first look at the EQ panel it looks like all dial and check boxes.  Yes, you can certainly adjust the dials, but this effect also allows you to click and adjust items in the graph part of the interface which is actually far easier to work with in my opinion.To get the points that can be adjusted on the graph we have to first check the boxes for the areas we want to adjust. In this case, I have checked the boxes for all 5 parts of the range.Boxes Checked for all Five Parts of the RangeAs you can see, this gives you five bright green boxes in the graph – the middle three of which have handles.The ‘Low’ and the ‘High’ ranges are often known as ‘shelves’ and used to cut/boost any lower frequency (rumbles) and/or higher frequency noise.  At this point, let’s jump over to Audition to take a look at the same type of effect.First, if you want to add the effect to multiple clips at once in Audition, it is easiest to be working in the multi-track view with the clips end to end in one track and all selected before you add the effect. It is probably more common to be working with one clip at a time in Audition.The closest thing to Premiere Pro’s EQ effect in Audition is the Parametric EQ.  Note there is also a Parametric EQ effect in Premiere Pro, but it is a much more limited version of this effect.  Now that’s clear, lets have a look at the Audition version.Parametric EQ in AuditionWhat you can see is that the Audition version is easier on the eye and has more points that can be adjusted in the interface – all of which are turned on by default.Again you have a low ‘L’ frequency shelf and a high ‘H’ frequency shelf but in Audition you have 5 points to play with compared to Premiere Pro’s 3.  Otherwise, they are pretty much the same effect, although in my opinion easier to use in Audition because of the extra 2 ‘ranges’ to play with.Below is a typical Audition graph I use for audio that is recorded during a presentation. I have found that the system used to record the audio, the ambience of the room, the depth of the speakers voice and even the placement of the mic on the speaker can all have an effect on the quality of the audio recorded.Often the audio comes out rather ‘thin’ when originally recorded. It’s all there, it just doesn’t have much depth. This is exactly where Premiere Pro’s EQ and Audition’s Parametric EQ come in handy – bringing back in the depth, warmth and cutting or boosting sibilance as needed.A Typical Audition Graph for Audio Recorded During a PresentationRather than just boosting and dipping bands of frequencies as you would with an ordinary band based EQ control, this effect allows you to boost or lower a frequency range while having a proportional effect on the surrounding frequencies.  This leads to a much more natural enhancement of the audio.The Purpose of the Handles or ‘Q’As you can see from the picture above, the handles in the Premiere Pro version affect the shape of the curve such that if they are wide apart the curve looks smoother between points. However, if they are closer together you will end up with a much more ‘notchy’ looking curve.The reason for this is that there may be a problem with a specific frequency range that you either need to reduce or boost. By being able to be very specific with that frequency by keeping the handles close together (or having a low ‘Q’) you can end up dealing with problems very effectively. In general, this isn’t the main way I use this effect and so I tend to try and keep the handles wide apart to give me a smoother curve.Q/Width in Audition’s Parametric EQRather confusingly, in Audition to make the curve smoother you reduce the Q value and to make it more notchy you increase the value. However, if you look at the bottom of the above image you will see that Audition also offers you the option to work with ‘Width’ instead of ‘Q’. The end result is the same, it just allows you to specify the ‘width’ of the effectual curve in terms of a frequency range rather than the somewhat obscure ‘Q’ value.Otherwise using these effects is a pretty straight forward raising and lowering of the gain (or strength) of frequencies either by playing with the dials or by pulling the points around. The only other major function is simply choosing what frequencies to affect.Because I have Audition I try to take advantage of it’s better EQ effect unless it is a very simple and quick adjustment. The reason for this is that I find the 5 frequency ranges in Audition’s Parametric EQ seldom need to be moved around except to raise or lower the gain (moving the points up or down). Whereas in Première Pro with the EQ effect I often find that I need to move the points right or left to get the best placement and this can be a little more involved (and less effective) than with Audition’s 5 points.Lastly, if you are moving these points up to get a better overall sound, you will be boosting the gain of the whole thing which means you are in danger of distortion – a major ‘no-no’ for any editor.Note that in both Premiere Pro’s EQ (on the left hand side) and Auditions Parametric EQ (on the right hand side) that there is an ‘Output’ (PP) or ‘Master Gain’ (Audition) which basically both deal with the overall gain. So, if you have raised or lowered the points and you start to go into the red during playback, go back to the effect and pull the appropriate ‘Output’ or ‘Master Gain’ up or down until you get the right level for your project.PS – Don’t forget to try out the presets. In Premiere Pro, you find them by right-clicking on the slot with EQ in it and in Audition they are found from the drop-down at the top of the effect.Presets for Premiere Pro’s EQAudition’s Parametric EQ’s PresetsPremiere Pro editors, do you do all your audio finishing in Audition?Share your thoughts/experiences in the comments below!last_img read more

63% turnout in Rajasthan bypolls

first_imgAn average 63.76% polling was recorded in the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan, where byelections were held on Monday. At Mandalgarh, 76.57% of the electorate exercised their franchise for the byelection to the Assembly seat in Bhilwara district. No major untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the State during the polling.The counting of votes will take place on February 1. The three constituencies had a total 39 lakh voters. The polling in Alwar, with 11 candidates in the race, was recorded at 62.12%. In Ajmer, 65.41% of the electorate votes for 23 candidates. The Mandalgarh Assembly bypoll saw eight contestants. Electronic voting machines were used with the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) and the candidates’ photographs for the first time in the State. Technical failures were reported at several polling booths in Ajmer, where EVMs stopped working. Voting resumed after the snags were rectified.last_img read more

Asiad heroes gunning for more success

first_imgAcclaim and recognition continue to pour in for the medal winners, who did India proud at the Guangzhou Asian Games last month.On Thursday, it was the turn of contingent sponsors Samsung to honour and reward several of the Asiad medallists at a function in the Capital, where the elite sportspersons took great delight in reliving their moment of glory.Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Kumar, who defeated two-time world champion Uzbek Abbos Atoev in the middleweight final to win the gold in the Chinese city, said the yellow medal was redemption for the disappointment at the Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG).”After missing out on home turf, only a gold was in my mind,” the Bhiwani boxer said. “I did not attend many felicitation functions after the CWG as I was smarting from the defeat.” Vijender had to settle for a bronze at the CWG after losing a contentious semi- final bout against Antony Ogogo of England.But China has always been a happy hunting ground for the star pugilist, who was adjudged the most valuable Indian performer at the Asian Games.”I won the Olympic bronze in Beijing, another one at the Asian championships in Zhuhai last year and now the Asian Games gold. China has been lucky for me,” Vijender said.Looking ahead to the 2012 London Olympics, he said there was still room for improvement in his pursuit for glory in England. “I have to work on my fitness. The national camp will resume in Patiala in January where we will start training again.” Flyweight pugilist Suranjoy Singh, who won gold in Delhi, was disappointed with a bronze medal finish in China. “I was hoping for a gold. Next time, I will ensure that the colour of the medal is different,” the Manipur boxer said.advertisementRifle shooter Gagan Narang, who followed his feat of four gold medals at the CWG with two silver in Guangzhou, was satisfied with his performance ” The standard of competition in shooting at the Asian Games is almost at par with the Olympics. Getting a silver was a good effort, but the colour could have been different. I won three bronze medals at the Doha Asian Games and wanted to do better this time.”The CWG on home turf set the ball rolling. All that we as sportspersons need to do is give our best and hope it is good enough on the given day,” the Hyderabad marksman said.Several other gold medallists were in attendance including the new golden girl of athletics, Ashwini Akkunji, and her relay teammates Manjeet Kaur and Mandeep Kaur.The men’s and women’s kabaddi teams were also present as was pugilist Vikas Krishan and rower Bajrang Lal Takhar. Gold medallist in the 400m hurdles Joseph Abraham also graced the occasion.The Indian Olympic Association was represented by its secretary general Randhir Singh.Samota packs a punchImdia has traditionally excelled in the lighter weight categories in boxing but Paramjeet Samota believes the country can now expect laurels in the heavier sections as well.The Bhiwani boxer, who competes in the + 91 category, won the gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and followed that with a bronze at the Asiad.”The future for India in the heavier weight categories is bright. Apart from myself, there is Ram Singh who competes in my category only. We train together and he has a bright future ahead of him,” Samota said.He does not hesitate in crediting Vijender Kumar for the turnaround in Indian boxing.”The last few years have been great. It all started with Vijender’s bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics. He showed us the way and has always been a motivation for us.” Looking ahead, Samota said 2011 will be the year for securing an Olympic berth. “I will concentrate on the nationals and will join the camp in Patiala.”last_img read more

Career night from Derrick White fuels Spurs to 2-1 edge over Nuggets

first_imgWhite had a career-high 36 points and the Spurs beat the Nuggets 118-108 on Thursday night, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.“I just had a chip on my shoulder,” White said. “This is the way I’ve played since I was young. Just try to go out there, compete and have fun.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver.Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio, where the Spurs are 3-0 against the Nuggets this season. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ View comments MINDSET?Popovich was bemused when asked what the Spurs’ mindset is after earning a split on the road.“What’s their mindset,” Popovich asked. “I didn’t give any psychological tests today or anything. It’s their job, they are going to come play, so will the Nuggets. They are going to try to win. Nuggets are going to try to win. It’s a competitive sport, that’s the mindset. It’s not too difficult to imagine.”EXPERIENCEDWhite made his first postseason start in Game 1 at Denver, but he joked that he has plenty of playoff experience.“Everybody said I didn’t have playoff experience, but I did this in the G League,” White said. “Just kidding. But it was big for my development.”UP NEXTGame 4 is Saturday in San Antonio. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Warriors retaliate, demolish clippers Clippers to pick up 2-1 leadcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “They are doing a good job of attacking the paint,” Jokic said. “They were living in our paint. I think it’s not just smalls, it’s our bigs, too. I think we all need to be more disciplined and more focused.”White had 10 points in the opening quarter while primarily being defended by Murray.“He was obviously spectacular,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “I don’t know what else to say. At both ends of the floor.”Denver’s second unit dominated, turning a 31-22 deficit after the first quarter into a 38-31 advantage early in the second quarter. The Nuggets opened the second quarter shooting 7 for 8, including a pair of 3-pointers by Malik Beasley. San Antonio’s first points came on Jakob Poeltl’s two free throws with 8:41 left.Beasley finished with 20 points, and Gary Harris added 12 points.Harris stole the ball from Gay at midcourt and then calmly drained a 3-pointer before the Spurs’ defense could set for a 50-40 lead. San Antonio then went on a 21-8 run to close the half and recapture a lead it would not relinquish.“We got our (butts) kicked because we couldn’t guard anybody,” Malone said.TIP-INSNuggets: Denver is the eighth youngest team in playoff history. . Jokic is averaging 11.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists the series. … Isaiah Thomas was eligible to play but did not. … Millsap picked up his third foul with 2:12 remaining in the first half after bumping Aldridge near the 3-pointer. Millsap threw his hands up in frustration as he exited. He finished with five fouls.Spurs: The Spurs are 22-7 against the Nuggets in the postseason, including 13-3 at home. … White’s previous career highs were 26 points in the regular season against Brooklyn on Jan. 31 and 17 against Denver in Game 2. … Tony Parker and Tim Duncan are the only players to score more points in any half for the Spurs in the postseason than White’s 26 points in the first half. San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) celebrates a score against the Denver Nuggets with teammates during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 18, 2019. San Antonio won 118-108. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver.It was completely out of character for White, but the mild-mannered point guard has never been in this situation before.ADVERTISEMENT White attacked Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray from the opening tip after being on the receiving end of Murray’s career outing Tuesday night. Murray had only six points, a game after scoring 21 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to help Denver overcome a 19-point deficit to even the series.“There is no doubt in my mind that Derrick White, the last couple of days, has been reminded about Jamal Murray’s fourth-quarter performance,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Derrick White came out like he hadn’t eaten in two days. He came out hungry, he came out (ticked) off and he sent a very loud and clear message. I’m anxious to see our guys, how do we respond to that.”White set his career high after being fouled by Paul Millsap on a driving layup that bounced off the side of the rim, hit the backboard and fell in to give the Spurs a 99-89 lead with 8:52 remaining. White added five rebounds, five assists and three steals while shooting 12 for 17. The point guard matched his overall career high with 26 points in the first half.DeMar DeRozan took over after that, scoring 21 of his 25 points in the second half. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Rudy Gay had 11 points and 10 rebounds.The Spurs finished with 62 points in the paint and had a 45-37 rebound advantage.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more