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I had video recorded at wedding. The audio Was recorded in

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I had video recorded at wedding . The audio
Was recorded in stereo .
My iphone is mono and want play it . Can I change stereo to mono. There is a lot of friends not hearing It . You can put ear plugs in and it plays great . Any suggestions) ? Please only reply if you know a solition
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is Rusty. I'm a sound engineer, I know how to flip audio from stereo to mono, and vice versa. Can you send the audio file to me, via Dropbox, Google Drive, or even YouTube? I can edit the audio for you and send it back, then you can just drop it back into the video file with your editing software, and it will play through both channels, mono.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70pi5c91WAo&feature=player_detailpage

Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

Got it! I have a few house calls this morning, but I'll be back this afternoon to work on it. I should have it done within 24 hours. I'll send you the .mp3 file, which you can drop into your video editing software, like Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie. (I cannot grab the video from YouTube, only audio)

Remember the new audio file will be mono, so it will play the same thing on the left and right channels.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

thank you . its not all of the audio just where we say our speaking parts if that helps

Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

Ok, I can handle that! Thanks for your patience, my meetings have gotten all moved into different slots. I'll get this finished by the end of the day/evening, even if I have to stay a bit late.

Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

I'm working on this now. It can take a few tries to record, the first one came in too hot. I'm re-recording so the levels aren't distorted or too low. Thanks again for your patience!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was wondering if I was a led to send you the recordings that I have through drop box would that be better . I have 4 DVDs. That I could upload and send . I have to get them corrected also .
Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

I ran into a problem... It was recorded in stereo, but the center channel is disappearing when I convert it to mono. Who did the recording? Do you know how many mics were used? It would be handy to have the source audio file of the dialog, then I could just paste it on top of what is already there.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
canon Vixia HF G 30 with a condenser shotgun mic.
Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

Ok, and who did the video editing? Can I get the raw audio from the camera? The person who mixed the music didn't do a good job on the dialog, I'll need the source files to fix it. This may take some time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have the files . i have a dropbox account i can share the files with you > Just let me know where to send. Thanks for your help in this

Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

Just put them in your Dropbox, and send me the link.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I had put a link on here but I removed because I think anyone can get to this if I post it here

Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

Got it, give me a bit to analyze the audio. This doesn't seem like a simple job. I'll analyze the audio to see if I can extract it. Was the shotgun mic the only mic used for the recording? After looking at the initial video, I sure hope so... Let me know, we'll get this done the right way, and thanks for your patience.

Expert:  Rusty replied 1 year ago.

To save time and money, can you help me locate the places in the video you sent when to start looking for the audio? I will have to charge a lot more for this transaction, it will save you a couple hundred bucks if you tell me which video, at which time, goes where in the final video.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I downloaded a free app that solved the issue . Thanks