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Applying audio effects

From: Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

Video: Applying audio effects

Alright folks, before we leave this chapter on audio effects we're going to bump things up a notch. I am going to show you about Audio Effects in Premiere Elements. Audio effects are just another one of the areas in Premiere Elements that really demonstrates how professional this application can get sometimes. So I have here this audio clip, sounds like this (Sitar music plays) and so forth. We looked at this a little bit earlier in this chapter I realize, but now we're going to spice things up a little bit by playing with effects. Now what we're going to do is go here in the Tasks panel in the Edit workspace and click on the Effects button.

Applying audio effects

Alright folks, before we leave this chapter on audio effects we're going to bump things up a notch. I am going to show you about Audio Effects in Premiere Elements. Audio effects are just another one of the areas in Premiere Elements that really demonstrates how professional this application can get sometimes. So I have here this audio clip, sounds like this (Sitar music plays) and so forth. We looked at this a little bit earlier in this chapter I realize, but now we're going to spice things up a little bit by playing with effects. Now what we're going to do is go here in the Tasks panel in the Edit workspace and click on the Effects button.

Now we have talked about Effects in the last chapter I realize, we have dozen and dozens of these effects that we can apply, but if we go over to where Video Effects is, this dropdown and change this, we can actually look at Audio Effects and there are loads of audio effects that we can apply to audio clips as well. Now if you're into audio and you have VST plug-ins, they will also show up here. So for example, I have this GT Guitar Player Express VST. This is an effect that I have on my system that you'll probably not have on yours and so it shows up in my audio effects.

So I can use other effects on my computer not just from Adobe but other audio effects as well here in Premiere Elements. Now we're not going to cover all of these or even most of these, but if you want to add a certain effect to your audio this is where to come to do it. For example I can add Reverb to make this audio sound like it was recorded in a big hall. So may be, if you have some video and people are talking and a conversation, it just sounds kind of flat and dead, you can add some Reverb to add some character to the environment.

So I'm just going to click Reverb and if I want like to just select the audio clip and select Reverb here and hit Apply or I could drag-and-drop; put Apply, it works just fine. And then if I hit the Home key and preview this now with Reverb, we'll notice the slight difference in the way that this audio clip sounds (Music plays). So it just sounds a little bit more spacious and full, almost like a very slight echo.

But it gets even cooler, select the clip and click on Edit Effects and you'll notice that when clips have audio applied, whether they are video clips with audio or whether they are just straight audio clips, they have volume and balance applied as well. Now we have already talked about mixing audio in this chapter but if you open up Volume, you can adjust the volume here. The difference is this little blue stopwatch here and that basically allows us to animate this clip volume.

So that way if we want a certain part of the volume to be loud and then get quiet or whatever we can change this overtime. We'll talk about animation more in the next chapter. If you want to do a simple and common audio trick just like fade in and fade out, you can just simply click Fade In and Fade Out. That's really all it takes to add a fade in or a fade out to your audio; just as easy as you could possibly make it. There is also Balance as we've talked about earlier which basically controls this from being left or right and then also we applied Reverb so here are the Reverb settings.

I can click this button and I have several sorts of presets to choose from. So right now the Reverb setting by default is in a Small Room but I could say I'll make this to sound like it's in a large hall. So I click the Large Hall preset, hit the Home key and Preview this again, you should notice a little bit of a difference here (Music plays). So when I play this back it really does sound like a bunch of people jamming in a very large hall.

I can also open up the Custom Setup here and I have some really advanced Reverb parameters to play with, it's kind of beyond the scope of what we're talking about here but if you're an audio guru there is Pre Delay, Absorption, Size, Density, Lo damp, Hi Damp, Mix and a bunch of stuff to adjust. You could even come in here in this graphic interface and adjust the Reverb graphically. So again this is some really high-end stuff here. So that's just a brief tour through effects. By the way one of the last tip; if you're working on a video clip that has audio, you can still apply these audio effects and volume and balance will still be there as well.

And if you want to playback your video without having to render all the video and stuff you just click this button right here and that will just play the audio only for that particular clip. So you don't have to worry about rendering the video and having things go a little slower that way. So again, as you can see here there is just a world of power here, I mean, so much this stuff is coming from Premiere Pro, which is Adobe's professional level video application. They basically just copied and pasted the code, I mean, a lot of this stuff again is exactly the same thing as you would find in their professional application.

But again, at the same time, it's so easy just to come in here and adjust the clip volume, to animate the clip volume, to fade in, fade out. So you have all the benefits of a professional application with all the ease of use of a much more simple application as well. And thus concludes our chapter on Audio. Next, we're going to be looking at how to animate, how to bring objects to life with animation.

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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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  1. 11m 20s
    1. Welcome
      2m 22s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 30s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      2m 0s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 48s
  2. 33m 52s
    1. The basic Premiere Elements workflow
      5m 5s
    2. Importing video footage
      4m 13s
    3. Working with clips
      4m 19s
    4. Editing a movie
      2m 12s
    5. Adding transitions and effects
      5m 22s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 24s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 37s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 44s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 41s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 27s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      2m 0s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 40s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 44s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 42s
  4. 53m 52s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 22s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 34s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 41s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 14s
    9. Previewing a video
      1m 50s
    10. Making slow motion and fast motion clips
      4m 15s
    11. Playing a clip backward
      1m 7s
    12. Freezing a frame of video
      3m 6s
    13. Creating a temporary pause
      3m 1s
    14. Moving and transforming clips
      8m 10s
    15. Using markers to work faster
      6m 26s
  5. 18m 7s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 32s
    2. Basic transitions
      6m 16s
    3. Customizing transitions
      4m 41s
    4. “One-sided” transitions
      2m 43s
    5. Important rules about transitions
      1m 55s
  6. 38m 35s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 5s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 46s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 29s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 22s
  7. 32m 28s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 10s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 18s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 19m 0s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 24s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 3s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 55s
  9. 28m 53s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 47s
    2. Animating credits
      6m 3s
    3. Creating titles using templates
      2m 56s
    4. Using the included free content
      3m 55s
    5. Making a slide show
      5m 12s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 42s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 26s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 11s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 14s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 14s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 30s
  12. 11m 40s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 32s
    3. What camera should you buy?
      1m 46s
    4. Different types of camera storage
      3m 22s
    5. Optical vs. digital zoom
      2m 8s
  13. 49m 56s
    1. About the final project
      1m 54s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 16s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 5s
    6. Creating transitions and overlays
      7m 24s
    7. Changing colors with effects
      5m 50s
    8. Applying a Movie Theme
      6m 27s
    9. Personalizing the titles
      2m 45s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

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