Saturday, March 24, 2012

Editing Audio in Captivate 5 and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

So I upgraded my Adobe CS5 to CS 5.5. However, I have not yet upgraded my Captivate from 5 to 5.5. As you probably know, CS5.5 has replaced the audio editing program, Soundbooth, with Adobe Audition. For a project, I needed more robust editing than Captivate offers natively, but when I right-clicked the audio on a slide and clicked "Edit":

The Edit dialogue had only a grayed-out button to "Edit with Adobe Soundbooth":

Adobe Soundbooth no longer exists on my computer after my CS5.5 upgrade, so it makes sense that the button is grayed out; I imagine this is fixed in Captivate 5.5. I stumbled on the connection to Adobe Audition after some looking. Instead of clicking "Edit" after right-clicking the slide audio, click "Find in the Library.":

After Captivate locates the clip in the library, you can right-click the audio. There, you will see the option exists to "Edit with Adobe Audition":

So, there you go. You can now edit that audio clip in Adobe Audition. In addition, you can also see the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+U) to open Audition. Just make sure you left-click to highlight the audio before using the keyboard shortcut. I just wanted to share that tip if you also happen to be in the same circumstance and, like me, could not find anything on Google.

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