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Unlinking audio and video

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Video: Unlinking audio and video

In this video, we're going to be using the Unlinking project from the Chapter 7 folder and we're going to be talking a little more about unlinking audio and video and really the power there. I have this clip that I have added, this video clip of my daughter on this little playground thing at the park. But she starts rocking on it and then she starts freaking out and I start laughing and my laugh, in case, you couldn't tell from watching this training series, it's quite annoying. I don't try to be annoying, it just kind of naturally happens that way. So I start laughing at this and so here is this clip.

Unlinking audio and video

In this video, we're going to be using the Unlinking project from the Chapter 7 folder and we're going to be talking a little more about unlinking audio and video and really the power there. I have this clip that I have added, this video clip of my daughter on this little playground thing at the park. But she starts rocking on it and then she starts freaking out and I start laughing and my laugh, in case, you couldn't tell from watching this training series, it's quite annoying. I don't try to be annoying, it just kind of naturally happens that way. So I start laughing at this and so here is this clip.

Actually let me select it and hit the Spacebar. (Audio clip plays.) OK, now I just want point out really quickly here that at this point, everything is fine. I am not laughing, she is not spazzing but then things start going little haywire. (Audio clip plays- a man laughs.) And there is the notorious Chad Perkins, annoying, girly laugh for which I have been mocked so often. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to jump over to the Timeline.

I really prefer to do my video editing in the Timeline because we actually see the audio track here. So I can actually visually see where my annoying laugh starts. I can scroll backwards see here and by the way, if you zoomed in, in such a way that you can't really all of this, remember that you can just hit the Backslash key to be able to maximize this audio and audio. So this is all stretched out, across your screen here. Now again by default, when you have a video and a audio clip and you move them, you click and drag and move them, they both come along for the ride because they are linked together by default.

Well in this case, I actually want to unlink them. I want to get rid of me laughing, I love the video. I want to keep the video. I just want to get rid of me laughing. Now a couple of different things we can do. I can right-click on my clip and I can select Delete Audio and that will just remove, just the audio track, I'm going to hit Control+Z to undo that. I can also right-click and delete just the video, actually I have to select the video first, select the audio/video clip first then right click and I can select Delete Video which will leave just the audio.

Now that may sound weird to you to come and bring in a video clip just to delete the video. But we'll talk in the next movie about some advance tricks and editing tricks that are used very commonly, and why you want to do that. For now though, I want to unlink the audio and video right here. So again, you got to select the clip in the Timeline, right-click on it and select Unlink Audio and Video. Once you do that and then click away to deselect these. I can click on the audio clip and actually move it around. Now you want be careful with this because obviously now our audio and video are out of sync.

So if you do this while someone is talking, their will lips won't match with their saying anymore and unless you're making Kung-fu movies, that's not a good time. So I'm going to hit Control+Z to undo that, and because I can actually see visually, these little marks are where I start laughing. So what I'm going to do is come here to this audio clip and now is I edit them again, I can trim them independently. So what I can do is click and trim, and get rid of all that junk. Right before, I start laughing and now all of our audio will be just ambient noise and you might say, well that's not any good because they will have ambient noise and then nothing for a while and that's true, watch this.

(Audio clip plays.) The audio just cuts out, that's not cool. But you see what we can do is repeat this process again to fill in the gap. So I can drag another clip or another instance of this same clip from the Project View into my Timeline and do the same thing again, right-click and go into, lets choose Delete Video, here and then I can drag this audio underneath this video and again scroll out, trim out my laughter and then go back, and then we have two consecutive clips of ambient noise.

Let's play this back from right before the transition to the new instance of audio, (Audio clip plays.) And I notice that there is a little pop here. That's because again this right here, this junction represents the beginning of the next clip and the beginning of the clip for whatever reason, there is a little bit of a pop. So what I'm going to do is I'm just going to click on the beginning of this clip, until I get this icon OK, there it is here and I'm going to click on it and trim the end point of this audio track just a little bit, just a hair until these both sync up there, and that way when we will play this back, (Audio clip plays.) we have a seamless stream of non-annoying audio.

Of course we could repeat this again and complete this clip, so we don't have any blank space here. But you get the idea. Again this brings to mind, the great concept of video editing. It's not about what actually happened in the video, it's about what you can make them think actually happened. Sometimes you got a cheat and do a little bit finagling here and there in order to paint a more beautiful picture. We will talk about this a little bit more detail and I'll give you another practical example of this when we talk in the next movie about using a consistent audio source.

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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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