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Working with audio


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: Working with audio

In this movie, we're going to be talking about working With audio. We are going to be using the Working With Audio project found in the Chapter 7 folder. Now we have here a video clip with audio, and what I want to do is jump over to the Timeline and show you what this looks like. I am going to hit the Backslash key, that's the key below the Backspace key and above the Enter key that kind of maximizes and really see what's going on. I am also going to go all the way to the right side of the interface and scroll up a little bit so we can see both the video and audio. When you bring in a video clip with audio say just what we have here they are kind of tagged together or rather they are linked together.
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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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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
6h 9m Beginner Apr 25, 2008

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Digital video is a medium that is now available to almost everyone. It can be captured on anything from a mobile phone to a high-definition camera, and published anywhere from YouTube to Blu-ray discs. In Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores all the video editing capabilities of Premiere Elements 4. Chad starts with a real-world sample project, then covers techniques for importing and editing video; and adding effects, transitions, and animation. He concludes with a final project incorporating all the steps, including exporting and posting. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Chad Perkins

Working with audio

In this movie, we're going to be talking about working With audio. We are going to be using the Working With Audio project found in the Chapter 7 folder. Now we have here a video clip with audio, and what I want to do is jump over to the Timeline and show you what this looks like. I am going to hit the Backslash key, that's the key below the Backspace key and above the Enter key that kind of maximizes and really see what's going on. I am also going to go all the way to the right side of the interface and scroll up a little bit so we can see both the video and audio. When you bring in a video clip with audio say just what we have here they are kind of tagged together or rather they are linked together.

So if I click over here to deselect and let's say I click only on the video track which is this Video1 here, and I move one of them, they both come along for the ride. When I trim just the video the audio trims as well, they are linked together by default. I am just going to hit Ctrl+Z to Undo that. At a glance if you need to tell what's going on you also look at the name here so the crazy bird in motion_1.mp4 is the name of the file. As you could see the name of the Project View as well, and if you look next to the name of the file there is a V for a video track and an A for the audio track.

Another thing that's good to keep in mind and you could do this from either the Timeline or the Sceneline is this Mix Audio and we're actually going to be talking about Mixing Audio in the next movie, but for right now, go ahead and click on the Mix Audio button and either the Sceneline or the Timeline. We basically have a little Audio Mixer here which is pretty cool. Again, we're going to get into this in the next movie. But what I want to show you here is that when you playback a clip, I'm just going to use a Spacebar for this or want you to notice is that right now the audio is in this Audio1 track and we are going to see some what they call VU meters which is going to give us a read out of the amplitude or volume of our track.

So I'm going to hit the Spacebar to play that for you. (Audio clip plays- birds chirping and children talking) So we saw basically that as the clip got louder or when there was noise in the clip there were these spikes in volume and when it was kind of low, not too much going on it was kind of hovering around the green. The clip starts out green when there is not too much volume. When they gets louder it gets yellow and then orange and then red and you never, never want to see red because what will happen is even if you don't hear on your computer when you go to play it back on a TV it will be blown out, that's terrible.

It will sound awful. We call that clipped audio and that is bad. Generally most audio freaks make sure that their audio spikes never get above -6 here. If it goes a little bit above that and doesn't really stay there for very long it's OK, but you generally want to stay very, very far away from 0. I call 0 The No-No Zone, so stay out of a No-No Zone. If you need to, you can mix the audio and reduce the audio of the tracks which we will talk about in the rest of the chapter. I am just going to go ahead and hit this X to close out the Audio Mixer for now.

We could also add additional audio tracks to our projects. I have here another audio track called chad's pretty song and I can click and drag this down here to one of these audio tracks in the Sceneline. Now technically this track or this little bar right here is an audio track for narration and this little gap here at the bottom is for a sound track. So you can actually have a bunch of audio going at the same time. You have the audio from your video, you have audio from a narrator or some other type of narration and you can also have the audio of your sound track, but realistically folks, these are all just extra audio tracks it really doesn't matter if you put the narration in the sound track area or vice versa.

They are just basically audio tracks. If we click over here in the Timeline we can also see that this audio track that we added, the chad's pretty song ends up in the Narration category, but the sound is the same whether we dragged and dropped it here in the sound track or whether it exists in Narration, it really doesn't matter. In the next movie, we will look at a couple of different ways to mix this same audio here.

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