How to Separate Audio and Video in Adobe Premiere

Sometimes when you’re editing in Adobe Premiere (Pro CS6, CC, or even Elements), you want to separate your audio and video so that you can manage them separately.

In the professional editing world, it’s important to know and learn how to separate audio and video in Adobe Premiere.  It’s a tactic that is necessary for any video editor trying to create a solid piece of content.
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Nailing the Basics of Premiere Pro

Removing audio from your video allows for more creative freedom when moving your clips around in the timeline. This trick also allows video professionals to pull of more believable scenes and designing impressive cutaway b-roll shots  while still keeping the audio intact.

Robert and our friends over at The Shopcyl Hub have created a quick tutorial
on how to remove audio from one of your video clips in Adobe Premiere.

Check out the video below:

Screenshot Breakdown for Removing Audio From One of Your Video Clips:

Now, a situation where you might use this is one like this, where there’s a video clip that I’ve cut up and I want to remove the sound from just one piece.



Click this little track lock button to lock that video track.

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Select the audio portion to delete

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Click delete on the keyboard.

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Because the audio track was locked it didn’t just delete the video along with the audio since they’re linked. Instead, Premiere locked the video in so that you can now delete the audio.



When you unlock that video, you can now delete any portion that you would like without losing the audio.

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This is the best method to separate audio and video in Premiere.

How To Keep the AUDIO ONLY and Just Remove the Video in Adobe Premiere:

Lock your audio

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Click on the video you want to delete and press delete on your keyboard.

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Given these steps, you’ll be able to create all sorts of enticing scenes by moving your video clips around while maintaing your audio content in place.

How to Sync your Audio and Video To Begin With:

Now, if you are trying to sync your audio and video together to begin with, that’s an entirely different process. For “one click audio and video synchronizing“, we recommend trying out Woowave DreamSync.

This little tool will save you tons of time in post-production and make it super simple to piece your audio and video content together.

Check out a demo of Woowave DreamSync below and let us know what you think!

(Video Credentials: Official Woowave DreamSync YouTube Channel)

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