How to sync audio and video in Premiere Pro

Record a voiceover separately from your footage? Learn how to sync audio and video in Premiere Pro two different ways.

In the world of video editing, achieving perfect synchronization between audio and video is essential for a polished final product. Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the leading video editing software, has two efficient ways for you to seamlessly sync audio and video tracks. In this blog post, we’ll explore both methods step by step to help you master the art of syncing in Premiere Pro – or you can watch the quick shorts video below.

Method 1: The Quick Synchronize Button

If you’ve recorded scratch audio on your video track, Premiere Pro makes the syncing process incredibly straightforward. Here’s the first way you can sync audio and video in Premiere Pro.

Step 1: Select Both Tracks

Highlight both the source video track and the external audio track.

Step 2: Right Click and Sync

Right-click on the selected tracks, then choose the “Synchronize” option.

How to sync audio and video in Premiere - step 2, right click on the track and select Synchronize

Step 3: Choose Synchronize Point

Ensure that “Audio” is selected as the synchronization point and click “Okay.”

If the automatic synchronization doesn’t give you the results you want, don’t worry; there’s another way that you can perfectly sync your audio and video.

Method 2: Fine-Tuning with Audio Markers

Step 1: Configure Audio Settings

Open your Audio settings and confirm that “Play audio while scrubbing” is enabled. Click “Okay” to apply the changes.

Step 2: Scrub to a Clear Vowel Sound

Scrub through your external audio until you find a section with a distinct vowel sound. With the clip selected, press ‘M’ to place a marker.

Step 3: Repeat for Scratch Audio

Now, scrub to the same point in your scratch audio clip and identify the specific vowel sound. Once again, press ‘M’ to place a marker.

Step 4: Align the Markers

It’s as simple as aligning these two markers. Premiere Pro will adjust the clips to ensure synchronization.

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Perfectly syncing audio and video is a critical aspect of video production, and with Adobe Premiere Pro, it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Whether you opt for the quick sync option or the precision of markers, these methods ensure that your final product is ready to post. If you’re looking for more ways to level up your videos, Storyblocks has thousands of Premiere Pro templates that let you instantly add professional effects. With a Storyblocks subscription, you’ll have millions of footage clips, music tracks, sound effects, templates, and more to add to any project. Find a plan that fits your needs and start creating better video, faster than ever.

Looking for more Premiere Pro tutorials? Learn how to zoom in on a video, crop a video, or how to fade out audio.