How to Edit a Video Podcast Tutorial (FREE Must-Have App)


– In this video, I’ll be
showing you our process on how we edit audio for podcasts
so that listeners can get the greatest listening
experience possible. Let’s get it. (upbeat music) Hey what’s up, it’s Omar
El-Takrori with Think Media helping you with the best tips and tools for building your
influence with online video and on this channel we
do YouTube strategy tips as well as tutorials just like this one. So, if you’re new here,
consider subscribing. So between my church and a client that I
have on a weekly basis, I produce a minimum of
two podcasts a week, that’s also a video
podcast that goes along with that podcast and I found
a very simple, effective way to make the audio sound
as best as possible. We say this a lot here on Think Media but video is actually 50% audio. It’s not just all about video. You can actually have,
we would say you can have crappy video but have crispy audio and you can probably retain
people on your content and so really taking the time to hook up your audio is really key and I really think you’re gonna get some great value of out of this video. A few things before we jump into it. The first thing is Levelator. Levelator is a free app that
we’ve been using for many years and we’ll put a link to that
in the description below. But this app allows your
audio to be levelated. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard an audio or watched a video and you’re constantly turning it up and turning it down based off of the inflection
of whoever the talent is. What’s great about this program is it will levelate your audio, so it’d make it all one volume whether you’re yelling,
whether you’re whispering, it’ll just make it all at one volume. That’s called the Levelator app. The second thing is I will
be using Adobe Premiere Pro. We use the Creative Cloud
Suite here at Think Media. I am aware that Adobe
does have an audio program called Adobe Audition, but for the sake of time,
energy and also speed, I just like to use what I
have at hand with Premiere. And the third thing is there is a million ways to skin this cat, so I just wanna let you know this is what we do here at Think Media and also what I do for my
church and some client work and I think it’s a great entry level way to get the ball rolling on making your audio sound really good. So if you wanna learn other ways, be sure to dig in and
find what’s best for you. We just found that this works best for us. So without further ado, let’s get into the tutorial. Alright, so here we are on my desktop. As you can notice, it is so stinkin’ clean because of this video. It never looks like this. But because of this
video, I cleaned it up. Thank you for making me do so. Before we get into anything else, I just wanna just show you the files prior to getting into this. So that your back end of your
workflow is already clean. So here we go, we have as you can see under this podcast video folder, we have the two audio RAW files. These are from the Zoom H4n, these are what go straight
from the mic into the Zoom. I have the video file of the podcast. Here’s the video file shot in 4k, but you can notice that
there’s two different people and because of those, there’s
two different audio files. But you don’t need raw audio
files for this process to work. If you’re using audio from
your iPhone and you bring it into your laptop, this works as well. If you’re using audio from
a video, this works as well. So, just keep that in mind,
don’t check out too soon. So, we’re gonna open up Premiere Pro. So, here we go, I’m gonna
open up Premiere Pro. Omar, why do you already
have stuff in Premiere Pro? Okay, let me tell you a
little somethin’ somethin’, if you are doing the same kind of work, whether it be for your own
personal YouTube channel, or maybe you have a client
that you do the same thing over and over, the same
intros, the same music, the same titles, you can
have an asset sequence, so I have this asset
sequence, that I never, I’ll always re-save it
into the next month. So I have my intro music, and my intro. And I don’t have to fish
for it every time I edit, so that’s just a power tip. If you, anything you can
systemize try systemizing, okay? So the first thing we’re
gonna do is we’re gonna import those two raw WAV forms, or
for you whatever your audio is. You’re gonna import it, so we’re gonna right-click
Import inside the bin. So the next thing we’re gonna do, is we’re gonna drag these two
audio files onto the Sequence. And then the second thing,
is I’m simply gonna just cut the podcast from beginning to end. Which it’s just straight through. So I’m gonna find that intro piece. – [Man] What’s up lashionistas. Welcome to the show. – So then I’m just gonna, I’ll hit the C button to
enable my cut tool, C, I go back to V, it goes to my arrow tool. I’m just gonna delete this, and then I’m gonna do
the same with the end. So, I’m zooming in and out
by pressing plus and minus, by the way. So right when the podcast ends– – [Man] Please refer somebody
who could find the need of similar services or
could benefit from this. – [Woman] Cool. – [Man] Until then, we will
see you in the next episode. Thank you.
– Thank you. – Boom. So now, I got the beginning
of my podcast set, the end of my podcast, and
then I’m just gonna actually increase the gain to this audio overall. So what I’m gonna do, I’m gonna right-click and
select, then right-click and I’m just gonna set
the gain to 10 decibels. I like to actually capture lower, because you can always fix
audio by raising up the volume but once you distort audio,
you actually can’t get it back. And so, just a good rule of thumb. And so, as you notice, so before
when I was talking about it in the beginning of this video, levelating audio, so if you notice, I’m gonna drag the cursor
and I want you to look on the right side of the screen, and just see how all over
the place the levels are. So this is just from the beginning to the end of the podcast. See that one’s really up, and then it goes down. And then it goes down,
and then it goes up again. It goes down. So if you’re listening to this podcast, it’s just gonna be either
intense to your ears or your speakers or you’re gonna have to turn up your volume. So, we’re gonna actually export this audio as another RAW file. So I’m just gonna put
the cursor at the end of the audio file, hit O, for out, and then I’m gonna hit
Command + M to export, or you can go File, Export, Media. And now I’m gonna save this
file in the same folder, on the Desktop. But this time, you’re gonna select AIFF, very key that you select this because it’s another RAW audio file, it’s an uncompressed audio file. So we’re just gonna make sure
we put it in the podcast, and we’re gonna call this audio process. Whatever, we can call it whatever we want. Hit Export. Doesn’t take much time. – [Narrator] A few moments later. – All right, once it’s done rendering. Then we can go into our
podcast video folder, as you can see, here is the latest Export, it’s the audio process. So now we’re just gonna drag that file into the Levelator app. If you can see right here,
here’s the Levelator. Free app, and you can get the link to it in the description below. What this program is doing, is it’s simply taking all the
different levels of the audio and making it at one level. So if you’re at volume
30 on your car radio, it’ll be volume 30 the entire way. Once it’s done, it’s gonna
just put an output file in the actual folder. So now, we can bring
this back into Premiere. But before we do that, this
is just the way I do it, I like to just delete everything. Because I’d rather just
work with less files. And so I’m just gonna
bring in that audio file, that output file into Premiere. And then I’m going to bring
it into the same sequence. Now, I’m just gonna add
the intro, and outro music, which is just in my asset sequence. I’m gonna select it all and then paste it. And then what’s cool about this is I just put it until they talk about what the podcast is about. – [Woman] We’re gonna
be speaking about tips. – [Man] Yeah! – [Woman] Receiving tips, etiquette on– – So, that’s the intro, has the intro, and then it goes into what
they’re talking about. And then I’m just gonna add this little blurb towards the end. And then it really should be good to go. What’s cool about podcasts is they’re usually straight through. So this time, we’re going to
actually Export it as an MP3. So you’re gonna hit the
drop-down on Format, hit MP3, and then 256, I’m gonna
change it from 128 to 256. And then this time you actually do wanna title it what the
podcast is actually called. And then so we’re gonna hit Export. And boom. Just like that you’re audio
is ready to be dropped. You’ve got the MP3 file on deck. You just upload it to whatever
server hosts your podcast, and then let the world hear your message. – Hey guys, this is Mike and Shauna Jones. We are the owners of Sassy Lashes. Our heart is to share with you guys our uphill battle in this lash industry, and to show you what started
out of a tiny bedroom, in our house, extremely broke, has now turned into an
eight figure company. – From this place of spiritual, emotional, mental health, you can now
build healthy relationships. But, it actually starts with you. Everyone say it starts with me. From this place of spiritual, emotional, mental health, you can now
build healthy relationships. But, it actually starts with you. Everyone say it starts with me. – Well, hey, I hope you got so much value out of that tutorial and if
you did, why don’t you go ahead and hit the like button
and question for you is: Do you have a podcast? And if you do, what is it about? Let us know in the comment section below, and if you didn’t notice, flashin’ a little sneak peek
on that Think Media gear. We actually have opened
up shop for pre-orders so make sure you check out the link in the description below. And this video is actually a part of a three part series
all about video podcasting and make sure you check out that series. I’ll put a link to the
playlist in the YouTube card, as well as in the description below. Other than that, I hope we get
to see you in the next video. Take it easy. Peace. (upbeat music)

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