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Keyframing audio levels of a clip

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

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Now, I've gone ahead and equalized all of the audio or neutralized all of the audi. So, it peaks at about minus 12. And now, I'm ready to do something called keyframing, which is modifying the audio over time. Because in some cases I want to hear the music up full. But as soon as we start speaking on camera I want to have that music there but I need it to duck under our voices. Remember, in an earlier movie I did change my layout and I did open up each of these tracks by using the Shift key and the scroll wheel on my mouse. So, if your interface doesn't look like mine, those are a couple things that I did in an earlier video.

Keyframing audio levels of a clip

Now, I've gone ahead and equalized all of the audio or neutralized all of the audi. So, it peaks at about minus 12. And now, I'm ready to do something called keyframing, which is modifying the audio over time. Because in some cases I want to hear the music up full. But as soon as we start speaking on camera I want to have that music there but I need it to duck under our voices. Remember, in an earlier movie I did change my layout and I did open up each of these tracks by using the Shift key and the scroll wheel on my mouse. So, if your interface doesn't look like mine, those are a couple things that I did in an earlier video.

Now, I'm going to press the plus key to zoom in to the area that I really want to focus on. And that is music and Vanessa's introduction. Let me go ahead and play it. Look at my levels. And this is more important. Listen and trust my ears. (MUSIC). >> Welcome to Delight Gluten Free Eats. I'm Vaness Weisbrod and. >> The levels are really nice but maybe I want the music just a hair stronger at the beginning and then I want to bring it down. So, I'm going to go ahead and grab this and bring it up a little bit just to make it stronger and now I need to add keyframes.

And so, you can see what I'm doing. I want you to look over here. And I'm going to stretch this over to the left a little bit so you have a more expanded view. And now, I'm going to go ahead and hold down the Cmd key as I'm working on a Macintosh. On a Windows machine, that would be the Ctrl key. And as I click, I actually create a little diamond and that's a key frame. And if you look up here on the upper-left hand corner, the same thing has happened. As a matter of fact, I could add key frames directly here in the Effects Control panel by clicking on the diamond. Once I have these basic points, I can make my volume louder or softer between those points.

So, I could go ahead and drag this down. >> And if we listen to it, the music will dip down. And because I had extra keyframes at the end, it's going to get louder. We'll fix that in just a moment. (MUSIC). >> Welcome to Delight Gluten Free Eats. >> So, I like the idea the music dips. But I want to make sure that it doesn't dip too fast and too low. So I'm going to go ahead and open up this level area so you can see what's happening up in the Effects Control Panel.

And I can stretch that out if I wanted even more detail by simply putting my cursor between those two lines. And now, I'll have a little more viewing space. If I needed to, I can once again use my scroll wheel. And the point is I want to move this over to the right so the audio goes down more gradually. I also may want the level to be a little bit higher. You'll notice it's effected up here and all is good. If I want to jump between key frames, I can use keyboard shortcuts or these little arrows.

And if I think it's too abrupt. If I right-click on any of those keyframes, I can smooth them out with a Bezier curve that I have full control over initially. Or let Premiere use the Auto Bezier or Continuous Bezier, and most of the times I find that the default is better than my tweaking for several minutes or even longer. As you see it's more gradual there, it's going to sound a little bit nicer and we'll be able to hear Vanessa much better over the music.

(MUSIC). >> Welcome to Delight Gluten Free Eats. (MUSIC). >> That's perfect I really like it. Now, I want to go ahead and remove the other keyframes. They're easy enough to remove, you can right-click on any keyframe and choose Delete. But the trick is to make sure that you're actually on the keyframe. If you're a little to the left of the keyframe or to the right of the key frame, you're going to get a different drop-down window. So, often what I like to do is actually delete my keyframes up here in my Effects Control panel. And I can actually select a whole bunch of them at a time. And once they're all selected, I can just press the Delete key, and they're gone. It's a very efficient way of getting rid of extra keyframes if you've put too many in.

And now, our audio is perfect between the music and Vanessa's voice.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 1s
    3. What is Premiere Pro CC?
      1m 19s
  2. 29m 33s
    1. Why you should watch this fast-track chapter
      1m 33s
    2. Importing media
      1m 29s
    3. Selecting shots
      2m 48s
    4. Editing to the Timeline
      4m 51s
    5. Refining the edit
      2m 41s
    6. Adding transitions
      3m 2s
    7. Adding titles
      4m 9s
    8. Adding and adjusting music
      7m 35s
    9. Outputting your show
      1m 25s
  3. 30m 13s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      5m 13s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 29s
    3. Customizing windows and panels
      4m 56s
    4. Choosing your editing style
      6m 5s
    5. Understanding system requirements
      3m 1s
    6. Adjusting some basic user preferences
      6m 29s
  4. 47m 5s
    1. Setting up a project and sequence
      7m 11s
    2. Understanding all the types of media used in creating a video
      5m 12s
    3. Importing files already on your computer
      3m 57s
    4. Importing pre-organized media
      3m 24s
    5. Importing media from existing Premiere projects
      4m 39s
    6. Importing card-based media
      6m 11s
    7. Importing Final Cut XML files
      2m 36s
    8. Organizing your media
      6m 13s
    9. Reconnecting offline media
      7m 42s
  5. 18m 54s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 38s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      6m 12s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      3m 9s
    4. Creating subclips
      4m 55s
  6. 9m 19s
    1. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      3m 35s
    2. Moving clips in the Timeline
      1m 27s
    3. Trimming edit points in the Timeline
      1m 24s
    4. Splitting and deleting clips
      2m 53s
  7. 24m 59s
    1. Performing an overwrite edit
      5m 7s
    2. Performing an insert edit
      3m 20s
    3. Using swap edits
      2m 37s
    4. Using multiple tracks
      4m 24s
    5. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      4m 8s
    6. Cutting a B-roll sequence
      5m 23s
  8. 20m 16s
    1. Looking at three-point edits
      5m 26s
    2. Performing replace edits
      6m 5s
    3. Linking and unlinking audio
      4m 48s
    4. Working with markers
      3m 57s
  9. 24m 49s
    1. Performing ripple and roll edits
      5m 53s
    2. Using slip and slide edits
      6m 34s
    3. Performing J and L cuts
      3m 32s
    4. Looking at the Trim Monitor window
      2m 47s
    5. Increasing trim efficiency
      2m 11s
    6. Tips and tricks for trimming
      3m 52s
  10. 27m 28s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      4m 7s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      4m 32s
    3. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      3m 22s
    4. Rendering media in your Timeline
      5m 34s
    5. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 22s
    6. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      4m 19s
    7. Creating buttons
      3m 12s
  11. 29m 43s
    1. Exploring audio in Premiere Pro
      6m 32s
    2. Adjusting audio levels of clip
      7m 17s
    3. Keyframing audio levels of a clip
      4m 33s
    4. Mixing audio
      7m 34s
    5. Fixing out-of-sync audio
      3m 47s
  12. 20m 56s
    1. Importing still images
      4m 57s
    2. Working with stills
      6m 36s
    3. Animating stills with keyframes
      4m 49s
    4. Animating Photoshop files
      4m 34s
  13. 8m 59s
    1. Changing clip size, cropping, and position
      5m 16s
    2. Animating the position of clips over time
      3m 43s
  14. 14m 43s
    1. Applying basic video and audio transitions
      3m 1s
    2. Modifying transitions
      8m 6s
    3. Applying multiple transitions
      3m 36s
  15. 47m 2s
    1. Applying video effects
      2m 42s
    2. Modifying effects
      4m 47s
    3. Combining multiple effects
      8m 30s
    4. Keyframing your filters
      6m 22s
    5. Adjusting existing filter timing
      5m 56s
    6. Applying effects to multiple clips
      2m 31s
    7. Copying and pasting attributes
      4m 25s
    8. Creating and saving effect presets
      6m 46s
    9. Applying audio effects
      5m 3s
  16. 25m 36s
    1. Looking at the Warp Stabilizer
      5m 14s
    2. Working with chroma key and green screen
      4m 45s
    3. Using color correction tools
      6m 55s
    4. Looking at the Lumetri color looks
      4m 6s
    5. Using adjustment layers to save time
      4m 36s
  17. 27m 41s
    1. Fit-to-fill editing
      6m 41s
    2. Stretching a clip
      4m 15s
    3. Looking at the Clip Speed/Duration dialog box
      9m 17s
    4. Making variable speed changes
      7m 28s
  18. 15m 29s
    1. Creating a static title
      4m 35s
    2. Creating a lower third title
      2m 57s
    3. Creating rolling and crawling credits
      3m 40s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles from within Adobe Premiere
      4m 17s
  19. 22m 2s
    1. Introducing multicam
      2m 57s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode and sync points
      5m 13s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using audio waveforms
      2m 55s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in the Timeline
      6m 50s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      4m 7s
  20. 21m 38s
    1. Finishing techniques
      8m 35s
    2. Exporting a master
      6m 52s
    3. Exporting for devices and the web
      6m 11s
  21. 16m 55s
    1. Moving and copying a project
      7m 46s
    2. Archiving a project
      6m 49s
    3. Preparing and integrating your workflow with non-Adobe applications
      2m 20s
  22. 1m 35s
    1. Next steps
      1m 35s

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