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Adjusting the audio mix on the fly

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Video: Adjusting the audio mix on the fly

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.

Adjusting the audio mix on the fly

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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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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