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Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks


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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

with Abba Shapiro

Video: Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks

In the previous movie we learned how to put video and audio onto video track 2 and audio track 2. And if we went ahead and we played these clips, you'll notice that the audio is a little bit distracting. (male speaker: --through this pipe is 35 gallons of mineral water that's taking care of my avocados and my home. This is being pumped--) Now what's really distracting is more the farm noise as opposed to the sound of the water. I almost expect to hear the water. So I want to do is I want to delete just the audio from the Avocado clip and leave the video.
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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. Relinking 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 38s
    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 10s
    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 52s
    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 42s
    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 22s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 24s
    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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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.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the window layout and the interface
  • Importing card-based media
  • Capturing media from tape
  • Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
  • Editing clips into the Timeline
  • Performing insert and overwrite edits
  • Performing more advanced editing tasks, such as 3-point editing, replace edits, and trimming using ripple and roll edits
  • Mixing audio
  • Editing more efficiently using markers
  • Working with stills and graphics
  • Creating speed changes on clips
  • Adding transitions and effects
  • Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
  • Demonstrating multicamera editing techniques
  • Stabilizing shaky footage
  • Exporting your final project to the web, mobile devices, and tape
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Abba Shapiro

Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks

In the previous movie we learned how to put video and audio onto video track 2 and audio track 2. And if we went ahead and we played these clips, you'll notice that the audio is a little bit distracting. (male speaker: --through this pipe is 35 gallons of mineral water that's taking care of my avocados and my home. This is being pumped--) Now what's really distracting is more the farm noise as opposed to the sound of the water. I almost expect to hear the water. So I want to do is I want to delete just the audio from the Avocado clip and leave the video.

But if I select either the audio or video-- you have to be careful when you click on a clip because sometimes they jump, you'll notice that both are selected. These clips are linked together and this is the default of the editing application, because you want to make sure that your video stays in sync with your audio. Now I could ultimately turn down the volume on the Avocado clip, but what I really want to do is I want to replace that maybe with that pumping sound of the water, just to give it a smoother edit.

So how do I break this link? Well, there are several ways to do it. I can select the clip, and I can either do this from a pulldown menu or since I have already selected the clip it's a lot easier for me simply to select Unlink. As soon as I click on Unlink, you'll notice that there was a little line here and it's gone, and now when I click on Avocados in the audio track, that's all I select in and the same thing goes for video. So because they're no longer linked, I can select it and simply press the Delete key on a Mac, or the Backspace key on Windows, and remove that clip, and now I don't have to hear the sound of the farm machinery.

Now I want you to keep hearing the sound of the pumping water, and I hope I have enough media to do this. So I am going to go ahead and grab the edge and stretch it, but I can't. If you notice there's a pop-up window that says the trim is blocked by the video on V2. So I need to somehow break the relationship here of the video and the audio. And once again, I can unlink it, but that gets a little bit dangerous because I could actually put the water out of sync with itself. Now water is water, but there are many times where if you unlink something, you could get into trouble.

As a matter of fact, I am going to show you exactly how much trouble you can get into. If I right-click on this, and I select Unlink, now my water is out of sync with everything, and if I don't remember to put it back together, I'll notice 20 minutes later that everything is messed up in my timeline. So let me go ahead and undo that. I am going to hit undo once to bring it back and undo a second time to re-link it. As you see, it's now underlined and instead of unlinking it permanently, I can hold down a modifier key, in this case it's the Option key on a Mac and the Alt key on Windows and simply extend or drag just the audio.

What I'm doing by holding that modifier key down is temporarily breaking the link so I can make one of these clips longer than the other one. But you'll notice they're still linked together at this point. If I remove my finger from the modifier key , and I select pumping water, they're linked. If I move one, the other one moves too. Let's go ahead and play it back and hear how much smoother the edit is. (male speaker: --through this pipe is 35 gallons of mineral water that's taking care of my avocados and my home. This is being pumped--) So that's great. It sounds like it's the background sound of when he is talking and then we can eventually lower the volume of the pumping water, but being able to unlink two clips to delete part of it or being able to temporarily unlink a clip are very useful tools when editing.

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Q: After loading a project from the exercise files for this course, the media appears "offline" and cannot be used. How do I fix this?
A: This issue occurs because the project was not created in your copy of Premiere Pro, so your copy does not know where to look for the asset files. To fix this, please see the video "Relinking offline media."
 
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