Changing Pan for an Entire Clip

When you edit a new clip into a sequence, the default stereo value depends on what kind of audio clip it is.

You can use three controls to adjust the pan of a clip. Each of these controls is mirrored by the other controls as you make adjustments. If no keyframes are set in the clip in the Viewer, using these controls adjusts the pan of the entire clip.

To adjust pan using the slider control
  • Drag the Pan slider to the left or right to adjust the stereo placement of your clip.

    • For a mono item: Dragging the Pan slider left moves the audio toward the left stereo output channel; dragging right moves it toward the right stereo output channel.

    • For a stereo pair: Dragging the Pan slider left or right transposes the left and right channels of a stereo pair clip.

To adjust pan by entering a numeric value
  1. Enter a new value in the Pan field.

    To enter a negative value, type a minus sign (-) and the number.

    • For a mono item: Enter a value between –1 and +1. A value of –1 moves the audio all the way to the left stereo output channel. A value of +1 moves the audio all the way to the right stereo output channel.
    • For a stereo pair: Enter a value between –1 and +1. A value of –1 is the original left and right stereo placement captured with your clip. A value of +1 reverses the left and right channels.
      Figure. Pan field in the Audio tab of the Viewer.
  2. Press Return to apply this value to your clip.

To adjust pan by dragging the pan overlay
  1. In the waveform display area of the Viewer, place the pointer over the pan overlay of your clip (the overlay looks like a purple line, or—for stereo items—two purple lines).

    Figure. Adjust Line Segment pointer positioned over the pan overlay in the Audio tab of the Viewer.
  2. Drag the overlay up or down to change the pan of your clip.

    Figure. Pan overlay being dragged in the Audio tab and a box showing the new pan value.