Want to remove audio from video OR video from audio in Premier Pro? This tutorial will show you how to remove only Audio or only Video from a clip or element in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Remove only audio or only video from a clip or element in Adobe Premiere Pro
It is quite possible to remove only the audio or video from a video clip by unlinking the two elements.
Let us assume a situation where you wish to replace a part of the audio or video with another element. In this case, the original audio or video will have to be removed. Thereafter, you can replace the same. Other than this, if you have pre-made clips and wish to change or remove the audio for them, separation of the audio and video is necessary.
Remove audio from video in Premiere Pro
To remove audio from a video in Adobe Premiere Pro, so you could add your own voice (or someone else’s) follow this procedure:
- Add your clip to the Project monitor window.
- Drag the clip to the timeline.
Right-click on the clip.
- Select Unlink from the menu.
- You will notice two parts in the clip. The upper part and the lower part. The upper part represents the video section. The lower part which has the waveform symbol represents the audio part.
- Click on the lower part, the one with the waveform symbol.
- Make sure that only the lower part (audio part) is selected.
- Hit the DELETE key on your keyboard.
The audio will be removed from the clip.
Remove video from audio in Premiere Pro
If you need to change the video while keeping the audio the same, then the procedure is as follows:
- Import your clip to the Project monitor window.
- Shift the clip to the timeline section.
- Now, right-click on the click.
- Select Unlink from the menu. The video and audio would be unlinked.
- Now, select the upper band which represents the video.
- Hit the DELETE key to remove the video.
Now, you can add the replacement video as a separate band to the same section.
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Why do we need to unlink the audio and video before removing it?
If we don’t unlink the audio and video, they will get deleted together upon hitting the DELETE key. Other than this, you will need to select or cut a part of the clip before replacing it. Thus, unlinking the audio and video is necessary.
How do I delete just the audio in Premiere Pro?
The procedure to delete just the audio from Adobe Premiere Pro is simple. First unlink the audio and the video. Then, select the audio only. To distinguish, the audio is the lower band with the waveform symbol in it. Hit DELETE to delete the audio.
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How do I delete a video but not audio in Premiere Pro?
At times, you might want to delete the video, but not the audio part from a clip. However, since both the audio and video are attached, you will have to unlink them first. Once they are unlinked, you can select the video, which is the upper band. Then, hit the DELETE key to delete the video while keeping the audio intact.