using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
By Chris and Trish Meyer | January 06, 2014
Whether you’re working on documentaries, reality television, corporate videos, or any of a number of situations where you have talent being interviewed on-camera, you’ve probably run into this scenario: The talent is giving a long speech, perhaps unrehearsed. In the middle of that speech is a really good sound bite you’d like to pull out and use in isolation. However, the talent didn’t pause enough frames before and/or after that sound bite to cleanly edit it into your program - and the director on set didn’t catch it and make them say the line over.
There are a couple of time-honored “solutions” to this problem, including muting the audio before and after the desired sound bite, freezing the video to extend the handle, or performing a split edit - cutting the video separately from the audio. However, all of these compromises can look distracting, taking the viewer out of the flow of the program.