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In Encore CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins gives an extensive overview of Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web. This course covers adding audio and subtitle tracks, creating image slideshows, and using Encore as a presentation tool. Also explained are the Blu-ray enhancements in CS5, and advanced techniques such as creating games and hidden content for disc menus. Exercise files are included with the course.
In this chapter, we're going to look at using audio and subtitle tracks. Now I've already imported a video asset and made a timeline out of it, and we are looking at that here in this viewer. I've also imported an audio asset, and you could distinguish between video assets and audio assets because video assets have the filmstrip and audio assets have the speaker icon. Now if I were to add this audio to this clip of these bicycling guys, if I were to drag and drop this, then it's going to make a new audio track, as you can see here.
We can add it to the same audio track. It would overwrite the audio, and I can also create a new track this way. Now if you're familiar with a video editing program, you will know that this is nothing new here, a new audio track is created. However, this is very different than what you might expect. We cannot add audio to this video. If you were going to add this music to this video clip, you would need to do that in a different program, such as a video editing program. You'll see that once I added this audio track, this speaker icon turned off for this clips audio and turned on for this music tracks.
So we cannot have both playing at the same time in Encore. So your audio in Encore needs to be premixed. We can turn it off by clicking the speaker icon here, but these are mutually exclusive. We cannot have both of them playing at the same time. As we see, as we go throughout this chapter, multiple audio tracks in Encore are not meant, as they are in video editing programs, to make like a sound mix. The audio tracks in Encore are typically meant for different languages, or perhaps even a commentary track.
So for now, just be aware of that going forward.
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