I finally found a solution (sort of) to the audio only in the left channel problem we found in class.
For editors dealing with footage using split-mono tracks (voice on one track, ambient sound on another) this quick tutorial on audio channel mapping is a must-see.
Folder Template for Adobe Premiere Pro
Replace YYYYMMDD with the project’s Year, Month, Day. Replace ProjectName with your project’s name.
When you open the Premiere project, the first thing you should do is change the Project Settings to the correct folders.
Remember “Story” when editing.
Creating Maps using Google Fusion Tables
Using Google fusion tables you can easily use data to create a map. It not only allows you to easily map data but also create charts and other forms of data visualization.
- Examples gallery of maps using Google fusion tables.
- Take the tour to see how to use it.
- See how the Chicago Tribune uses fusion tables (including a tutorial!)
- How to make a heat map using fusion tables (from Poynter)
- And another “how-to” from forjournalists.com
Here a couple examples using some community fusion tables:
Chicago Unemployment by Neighborhood
Chicago Violent Crime
This is one tool that will save you a lot of time towards the end of an edit trying to get the audio levels right.
Have you ever recorded an interview in which you and your guest ended up at different volumes? How about a panel discussion where some people were close to microphones and others were not? These are the problems the post-production engineers of Team ITC here at The Conversations Network solve every day, and it used to take them hours of painstaking work with expensive and complex tools like SoundTrack Pro, Audacity, Sound Forge or Audition to solve them. Now it takes mere seconds. Seriously. The Levelator® is unlike any other audio tool you’ve ever seen, heard or used. It’s magic. And it’s free.