I'm creating audio in Ableton Live that will be muxed with edited video footage in Adobe Premiere. The audio is everything from (Foley) effects to background music, and it must be in sync with events in the video. I can think of (at least) two methods of merging and syncing audio and video:
- Create the complete multilayered audio in Live's arrangement view, carefully timing audio-effects to the timing of the respective video events, and exporting the merged audio-layers as a single wav-file for import as a single audiotrack in Premiere.
- Export each audio-effect in its own wav-file from Live, and do the layering and timing of the different audio clips (on multiple audio tracks) in Premiere.
I think method 2 gives more flexibility with regards to further video editing; if a video segment is cut out, it's easier to just move the subsequent audio clips along the timeline and thereby maintaining video-audio-sync, as opposed to going back to Live and manually re-sync the audio for another export to Premiere.
I'm wondering: Are there other advantages/disadvantages between the two workflows? Are there other, smarter workflows to consider?