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This course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, using a project-based approach that introduces video editors to all the skills necessary to cut their own program. Using a short commercial project as an example, author Abba Shapiro walks viewers through a complete and logical 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 troubleshooting advice, such as reconnecting offline media and using the History panel to undo multiple actions.
Now in the previous movie we learned how to keyframe our audio directly in the timeline, but you can also mix your audio using what's called the Audio Mixer. Now this is in the upper left-hand corner of your screen where you are finding the source monitor, and you can click on a tab called Audio Mixer and then this is our edited sequence that is just the sequence that we are looking at, and I see sliders. And I will see sliders for every audio track that is in my show. So in this case, we are only working with two tracks to keep it simple, but if you have five or six tracks, you'll actually see sliders for every track that's available in your final timeline.
Now I can go ahead and I can hit the Spacebar and play this and take a look at what happens here. (female speaker: --and it's happening all over the world. Every day people are harnessing the power of the sun, and it's literally lighting up their lives.) So if you notice, we can look at our levels, and we see where she is speaking and we see what the general volume level of our entire timeline is. Now I want to mix this in another way, so I am go ahead and I'm going to reset these sliders all the way back to their default. And to do that, I am simply going to double-click to load that back into the viewer go over to our Effects Control--we saw this in an earlier movie--and switch to Volume, and just bypasses this.
If I toggle the animation off, it's going to warn me that I'll lose all my keyframes, and that's exactly what I want to do. I want to just reset it. Let's say OK, and now we have our levels back at their default. Switching back to the Audio Mixer. Now if I go ahead and play the sequence... (video playing) ...we can see that the music is at a full level, and what I want to do is I just want to watch my show and write my levels. So, I am going to switch this over here from Read, which is like I just want to look at what is happening, to actually Write.
And now we will go back, we'll simply hit the Spacebar to play. I am going to make sure we go back all the way to the beginning, and I am going to bring my levels down just a little bit to start and keep my mouse right on this slider because that's one I really care about. (female speaker: --and it's happening all over the world. Every day people are harnessing the power of the sun, and it's literally lighting up their lives.) And I can actually listen, and I wouldn't do this in real life, but just to show you I can move this up and down, and it's going to record the automation of those sliders.
Now as soon as I stop, there is this, all my animation. Or is it? This is the tricky thing that confuses a lot of folks. If you saw in the earlier movie, when we said Show Keyframes, we showed the keyframes for the clip. What I want to do is I want to show the keyframes for the track. There is all my animation. You may be asking yourself, why would I want to keyframe the volume on the clip and then go and keyframe the volume on the track afterwards. Well, this is actually a really cool feature for a couple reasons.
First of all, you do a preliminary mix in your timeline by keyframing all the clips and then you can do a global mix when working with the tracks kind of as a last pass. But another thing that's really cool is suppose I wanted to swap out this music, and I mix my levels perfectly to go against my narration and my ambience. Well, what I can do is simply put a new cut of music in, and Adobe Premiere Pro remembers all the key framing for that track, so I don't have to do that work over again.
Here is another really cool thing I can do: the music is perfect in that I like the choice, but I really want it to end when the show ends. So, I need to do a slip edit. So, I'm going to go ahead and perform a slip edit, and I want to see what happens to these keyframes that are on the trackside. I am going to double-click this to load this into the viewer and switch over to the viewer so we can actually see our audio. So we are looking at the beginning of the clip, and if I want to do a slip edit, I am just want to go ahead and grab these three little vertical lines, and I'm keeping the same in and out points, but I'm choosing a different part of my music, and its going to end when the music fades out. And you saw down here the audio jumped, so now if I play the end... (video playing) ...it times out beautifully, but I haven't lost those really cool keyframes.
Well, actually, they are probably not really cool keyframes. It's a little bit crazy, but take a listen. (video playing) So being able to control Track keyframes as well as Clip keyframes is very powerful and something you should take advantage of in Adobe Premiere Pro.
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