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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training breaks down the editing workflow into bite-sized pieces, covering everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. Author David Basulto introduces the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Elements as well as the advanced features like picture-in-picture overlays and audio and visual effects.
So you just edited your amazing video of Junior's first baseball game. So why not add some play by play. Well, that's easy to do by adding voiceovers in Elements. Let's take a look. So down here I have got my little intro Santa Barbara footage into my dancing, and I am going to welcome people to Santa Barbara and to get ready for the performance. So we go up here into this little speaker icon. It's the audio tools. We are going to click down, and there are four things that we are going to look at, but in this particular video, we are going to talk about Add Narration.
So we are going to let that be selected, and this brings up the Record Voice Narration box, and you should be seeing some kind of a waveform here. We are not seeing it here at lynda.com. We have a pretty complex system, but I do know that it's being recorded. So if you're not seen it, you might want to go up into Preferences and then choose Audio Hardware. And through the dropdown box here, this particular one, we are using Built-in Digital Input/Built- in Line Output, you may want to check out Built-in Line Input/Built-in Output.
But definitely play around with these until you find the right one, and click OK, and you should see this moving. Now this moves and it's too red, we get a lot of red up here, your volume levels are too high, and you want to use the slider here to move them around. Okay, and that's it. Once you have all this set up, you just need to press the red button to record. This is the play/pause narration. This button here goes to the previous narration clip, and this one goes to the next narration clip. So if you have a lot of narrations in your Timeline, it lets you go into all those and test them out.
And in this of course is the trash, so if you hate everything, you can delete it right here. This button here lets you choose different Mic Sources, so we only have one currently, but you might have something plugged into your computer through one of the ports, and this is where you can find all that. So make sure that you are in the area of the clip that you want to start narrating and then just press the red button to start narration, and 3, 2, 1. Hello and welcome to Santa Barbara, where today we are going to see some amazing dancing from the Santa Barbara Dance Company.
So let's get back in our seats and get ready to go. And then I'm going to pres Stop. And as you can see, it goes automatically into the narration track in the Timeline, and we will scroll back, and let's press play and listen to it. (David Basulto: Hello and welcome to Santa Barbara, where today we are going to see some amazing) (dancing from the Santa Barbara Dance Company.) (So let's get back in our seats and get ready to go.) And that's it. So I can also go down here and grab the clip by just selecting it and clicking on it and holding, and I can drag it around.
So if I really wanted to start a little further in, maybe I have got a fade-in over here so I just want people to get warm and fuzzy about the street there and then my talking starts. (David: Hello and welcome to Santa Barbara, where today we are going to see some amazing) (dancing from the Santa Barbara Dance Company.) (So let's get back in our seats and get ready to go.) And that's it. It really is that simple to add voice narration in Premiere Elements 10.
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