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Audio Category Tagging in Premiere Pro

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With AI-powered Audio Category Tagging, you can easily discover audio controls to quickly create pro sound quality videos in Adobe Premiere Pro.

How does Audio Category Tagging work?

The power of AI automatically recognizes if your clips are DialogueMusicSFX, or Ambience and adds a new interactive badge. Select to get instant access to the most relevant tools for that audio type in the Essential Sound panel.

  1. Open your project with single or multiple audio tracks. Select Windows > Essential Sound, or open the Audio workspace.

  2. Select one or multiple audio files in the timeline and select Auto Tag in the Essential Sound panel.

  3. Once auto-tagging is complete, interactive Essential Sound badges will be shown on each audio clip. Select the badge to automatically open the Essential Sound panel and gain access to the most relevant tools for that auto type.

Interactive audio badges

The power of AI automatically adds Essential Sound badges — DialogueMusicSFX, and Ambience to each audio clip. If the badge is selected, it automatically opens the Essential Sound panel to give you access to other relevant audio tools.

The UI shows the Essential Sound badges with the picture of a head for Dialogue, a beam notes symbol for Music, a bam symbol for Sound Effects and a leaf symbol with sound waves for Ambience.
A. Music B. SFX C. Dialogue D. Ambience

Edit audio type or apply preset

While Premiere Pro recognizes your clips and adds a new interactive badge, you can still change the audio type according to your needs or apply presets on your audio clip.

  1. Right-click the added audio badge on the top right corner of the audio clip.

  2. Select Edit Audio Type and choose among DialogueMusicSFX, or Ambience.

    The UI shows the Edit Audio Type option selected with option to select between the four audio types — Dialogue, Music, SFX and Ambiance open.
    After the audio files are automatically assigned to different categories, you can edit the audio type by right-clicking the audio badge.

  3. Select Apply Preset and choose from the list of recently applied presents.

    The UI shows the Apply Preset option selected with option to select between recently used presets open.
    Apply presets to your audio files as you would from the Essential Sound panel.

Display audio clip header on small tracks

Disabled by default, you can enable the option to see audio badges even if the track size is set to small.

  1. Open the Timeline Display Settings by selecting the wrench   icon.

  2. Select Show Audio Clip Header on Small Tracks.

Note:

To remove the audio clip header, select the wrench   icon in the Timeline panel and uncheck both Show Audio Name and Show Audio Type Badges

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