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Adjusting volume in clips

From: Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

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I have gone ahead and completed the timeline and you are welcome to go ahead and just jump into this. Now, this particular timeline has some rough audio in it, and I want to show you how to clean that up. Let's first zoom in here, so we can more easily see the audio. And I have got my four clips. Let's take a listen from the top. (video playing) In this particular case, I would like to keep some of that audio because it helps set the mood, but then it gets a little bit loud with the construction.

Adjusting volume in clips

I have gone ahead and completed the timeline and you are welcome to go ahead and just jump into this. Now, this particular timeline has some rough audio in it, and I want to show you how to clean that up. Let's first zoom in here, so we can more easily see the audio. And I have got my four clips. Let's take a listen from the top. (video playing) In this particular case, I would like to keep some of that audio because it helps set the mood, but then it gets a little bit loud with the construction.

To adjust volume in clips, just click the little button here and this is going to open up the Properties for that clip. Click on over to the Audio tab and you could adjust. I will lower that volume, in this case, to about 30%, and put a little fade on the beginning. Let's click on the next clip, and we will do similar, putting a fade at the end, press Home and then playback.

(video playing) That's working pretty well, but that next clip is really distracting. So in that case, let's learn how to mute audio. I will go ahead and open up the clip properties, switch on over to the Audio tab, and just choose Mute Audio. That is going to eliminate it altogether. Check the same thing here, this particular one has been converted to a Smart Object, so there is no audio property. If you need to modify the container, you might have to step inside the Smart Object. Let's go ahead and twirl that down, locate the shot, there it is, and I'll just double-click on the Smart Object itself. That opens it up into its own mini timeline where you can click and access the properties.

I am going to go ahead and mute this audio and then Close and Save to capture that. There we go! Let's scroll on down and I see those shots, we'll do a quick playback to review. (video playing) Narrator: This is your world; traffic, cell phones, steel structures, concrete roads, and people on the go. Trees are the exception, not the rule. Richard Harrington: That works really well. Now the sequence is starting to skip a bit because I have gone ahead and added several additional tracks with the footage. Once you start getting complex like this, it is pretty normal to see some skipping. If you want to allow that, just go ahead and click and turn On the ability to Allow Frame Skipping and that could smooth out playback a bit.

(video playing) What you see is, it attempts to playback in real time but does drop frames where needed. (video playing) That is working really well. All right, the rest of the audio has already been mixed. Let's explore adding a soundtrack.

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Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

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  1. 6m 4s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Why use video in Photoshop?
      2m 42s
    3. What you should know before taking this course
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      40s
  2. 6m 25s
    1. Making sure your system is ready
      2m 55s
    2. Exploring the Motion workspace
      1m 27s
    3. Looking at supported file formats for editing
      2m 3s
  3. 9m 30s
    1. An overview of the Timeline panel
      3m 31s
    2. Controlling playback in the timeline
      1m 12s
    3. Viewing options in the timeline
      2m 50s
    4. Enabling timeline shortcuts
      1m 57s
  4. 31m 23s
    1. Understanding the reality of editing video
      1m 20s
    2. Setting up the timeline
      1m 56s
    3. Building the A-roll
      7m 27s
    4. Organizing B-roll
      3m 55s
    5. Adding B-roll to the timeline
      5m 26s
    6. Editing B-roll in the timeline
      4m 5s
    7. Changing the playback speed
      1m 25s
    8. Adding transitions
      5m 49s
  5. 6m 54s
    1. Adjusting volume in clips
      3m 15s
    2. Adding a music bed to the timeline
      3m 39s
  6. 12m 30s
    1. Fixing underexposed footage
      1m 14s
    2. Fixing overexposed footage
      1m 39s
    3. Adjusting contrast
      1m 15s
    4. Color balancing a video shot
      1m 15s
    5. Adding vibrance to a video clip
      1m 32s
    6. Creating black-and-white effects
      1m 11s
    7. Using photo filters
      1m 47s
    8. Using Smart Filters to soften skin
      2m 37s
  7. 16m 25s
    1. Adding a lower-third graphic
      6m 20s
    2. Animating text
      4m 15s
    3. Inserting a logo bug
      4m 14s
    4. Adding moves to photos
      1m 36s
  8. 24m 33s
    1. What to do before exporting your video
      7m 35s
    2. An overview of the Render Video dialog
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring quality-based presets
      2m 34s
    4. Exporting H.264 files
      3m 18s
    5. Exporting QuickTime files
      5m 30s
    6. Exporting a DPX sequence
      2m 9s
  9. 1m 35s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 35s

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