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Meet Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn the skills necessary to professionally edit video. Abba Shapiro first introduces a "fast track" approach to Premiere that shows the entire import to output process in eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a preview of the new features in CC that experienced users will want to see right off the bat. Then transition to the expanded workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes information on exporting and archiving projects, as well as advice for becoming more efficient in Premiere with actions, keyboard shortcuts, and other workflow enhancing tricks.
Now to flesh out our movie, and add a little bit of excitement, I'm going to add some music to the beginning and let it flow into the opening shot, and then fade it down so we can actually hear the host and myself speak. If you look over in the Project pane, there's a folder called Music. And once again, I can either double-click it, or drag it into the source monitor. Or I can actually even right-click it, and there's an option towards the very bottom of the drop-down menu that says open in source monitor.
And as you can see, this is the wave-form of the audio file that I'm going to go ahead and bring into my show. Let's briefly take a listen to the opening of the song. (MUSIC). I think that's nice it sets the mood that we're going to be making some sort of Italian dish. I'm ready to bring it into my timeline. I can simply grab the audio wave form here. And drag that down and drop that on to track two.
>> Now if you notice if I just dragged it and let go, anywhere it might not be at the beginning of my show so I need to make sure that I drag it all the way to the left Let's listen to how this sounds while watching the video. >> (MUSIC) Welcome to Delight Gluten Free. >> Well, I like the music but it definitely has to be lowered when Vanessa starts speaking and I may want to raise the volume of her voice up a little bit higher.
This is very easy to do in Premiere Pro. What I want to do is open up the audio tracks a little bit, or make them taller so I can see the audio waveform. To do this, I can place my cursor directly over where it say A1, and I'm simply using my scroll wheel. And I'm making the track taller and now I can actually see the way form for Vanessa and then I'm going to scroll down a little bit. So, I can see audio track two which is on music and do the same thing.
If I wanted to I could hold down the Shift key and that would expand all of the tracks at the same time. To see this a little better, let me adjust my window so we see more of our timeline and less of the video. Now, depending on the resolution of your computer screen, you probably can see both the audio tracks and the video at the same time without having to change your layout. So as you can see, I now have my music and I have my voice.
And if I want to change the levels here, all I have to do is hover my mouse between the left and right channel and I can actually make them louder or softer by simply dragging my cursor up or down. I'm going to go ahead and bring the audio down to where it says about minus 19 or 20 db. Db stands for decibels. And if I go ahead and play that and look at my meters, now that's a little bit too soft. I want to bring that up a little bit, just so that the meters on the far right hit about minus 12 (MUSIC) >> Now, you can simply guess, or you can actually do that while the music is playing.
I'll do the same thing to Vanessa's voice because I want her to be a little bit louder, and I will do that while I'm playing. I'm going to place my cursor on top of that middle line Press the Spacebar, (SOUND). So, her voice is a little bit louder and the music is good at the beginning, but when she starts to talk, I'm going to have to put in what's called a key frame, or break the audio so it dips down underneath her voice.
I'm going to go ahead and press the Backslash key. That will allow me to see my entire timeline, and what I want to do is put what's called a keyframe right at this point and break the line. Now if I continue to scroll a little bit more to widen this out you'll see as I scroll down, in addition to seeing the audio wave forms I also get two little arrows... And a button that allows me to add or remove my key frames. So what I want to do is simply slide the play head over here when we start fading in.
And I want the music to start dipping under right when we start seeing Vanessa. And I'm going to go over here to press this button. Now, if the button is grayed out, make sure that clip is selected, click on the little diamond, add a keyframe, and then move the play head over a little bit, and you can click that button again, and now you have two keyframes. If I want to lower my audio, you definitely need two keyframes to create that ramp or that brick. If you only have one keyframe, you'll bring the volume down for the entire clip. I'll simply move my mouse over lower this dramatically.
Oh I guess about minus 30 minus 35 db and simply hit the Play button and see how it sounds. Well I think that's a little bit too soft and probably a little too dramatic so let me go ahead and make it a little bit louder. >> And see how it sounds next to her voice. (MUSIC) >> Welcome to Delight Gluten Free Eats, I'm Vanessa Wastebird, Executive Editor of Delight Gluten Free Magazine. >> Now, I want to sneak the audio out, so I'm going to bring it down to an absolute volume of 0 and I can do that by once again.
>> Putting in a keyframe, moving forward a little bit, putting in another key frame and dragging that all the way to the bottom to where is says minus infinity db and you'll see the music fades out. >>I'm Vanessa (UNKNOWN) executive editor of delight gluten free magazine and I'm so excited to welcome you to our test kitchen. >> If that seems a little too abrupt I can simply drag that over to the right And it will fade out slowly. >> Executive editor of the weigh gluten free magazine, and I'm so excited to welcome you to our test kitchen. My friend ave. >> Now, let me scroll over and adjust the height of the line a little bit, and the location so we can see on track one, that the volume has gotten unusually loud, because from that angle we just had a camera mic on. >>Now ultimately I would actually replace that audio with clean audio from camera one but for now I just want to reduce the volume level so it doesn't leap out when I'm working on my rough cut.
Again to do that I would simply grab the line over here and pull it down and take a listen. >> To our test kitchen, my friend. >> So that's pretty loud, let me bring it down a little bit more. If you can't quite grab it, go ahead press the Plus key to zoom in. And we'll bring that down to about 13 and see what that sounds like. So that actually kind of smooths it out a little bit And I want this audio here to match with this audio here. So I'll simply visually grab that and bring that up so I can kind of see where it is. Hit Play Back.
And we'll learn how to finesse that audio so that it matches later on in the course. As you can see, adding music to a program is pretty simple. It's just dragging it to an unused track, adjusting the volume, and fading it out when necessary.
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