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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)
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Mixing audio


Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

with Abba Shapiro

Video: Mixing audio

I've gone through and made sure that my levels were good on each individual clip. And key frame them where necessary. I'm going to go ahead and move this area up a little bit, so you can see better all of my tracks. So I have my primary audio track, which has both Vanessa and my voices. I also have this dual mono track that we explored early on in this lesson and key framed my voice down a little bit. We're finesse was staying constant.
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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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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)
8h 10m Appropriate for all Jul 10, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
  • Customizing the window layout and the interface
  • Setting up a project and sequence
  • Importing media
  • Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
  • Editing clips into the Timeline
  • Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
  • Performing insert and overwrite edits
  • Advanced editing, such as 3-point editing, replace edits, and linking audio
  • Mixing audio
  • Performing roll and ripple edits
  • Applying transitions, effects, and filters
  • Changing speed
  • Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
  • Demonstrating multicam editing techniques
  • Exporting your final project
Video Video Editing
Premiere Pro
Abba Shapiro

Mixing audio

I've gone through and made sure that my levels were good on each individual clip. And key frame them where necessary. I'm going to go ahead and move this area up a little bit, so you can see better all of my tracks. So I have my primary audio track, which has both Vanessa and my voices. I also have this dual mono track that we explored early on in this lesson and key framed my voice down a little bit. We're finesse was staying constant.

Another difference you may notice from the previous video, is in this chapter is that I only have three audio tracks. I've thrown away the track that I didn't use. So, if it looks a little bit different, it's only because I've done a little more cleanup to prepare for my mix. I did this intentially because there's a lot of times that, for instance, this audio track is all of our voices and I have this dual mono, you might be in a situation. Where each person is mono on a separate audio track or you might have interviews and narration. And you want to be able to combine all the voice tracks into one controlling track and maybe all your ambiance and sound effects and maybe all your music. So, that's why I wanted them on separate tracks.

Now, I'm going to go ahead and make what's called a submix track that I can use for all my voices. And I'm going to simply right-click in this area and say add tracks. I could also get it from the sequence drop-down menu. And when I do that all get this dialog box. I don't want to add any more regular audio tracks, so make that zero and video zero, but what I do want is one sub mix audio track. I'm going to say, okay. And you'll see, if I raise this up just a little bit more, that I now have this new sub-mix audio track.

And I'm going to change my screen layout a little bit, because I don't want the audio clip mixer. I really want to be able to mix everything not by clip but by the entire track. And I can do this by going over here, I'm going to scroll up just a little bit, so you can see on one of them and I'm going to click on the diamond here, and you see that I have a choice between clip key frames and track key frames. And as soon as I switch to track key frames.

You'll notice all of those individual key frames that disappeard because what I'm doing now is I can key frame the entire track. I can make everything now that it's perfectly mixed louder or softer on this track. And I can do the same with all of my other tracks. Again, make sure you see the little diamond and switch over to track keyframes. And that's going to give me a completely different set of controls. Now, when I do any kind of a mix, I want to be able to mix my audio tracks.

So I'm going to switch my workspace to an audio workspace. You can also open up the audio track mixer separately if you like the layout that you have. So, if I switch to the audio work space what happens is I now see my mixer nice and large here. I have more space on my timeline and there's my video. Now, I'm going to tighten this up a little bit so you can see all of my tracks including the track that says submix. And I can make these all a little bit smaller by holding down the Shift key.

Just so you can see the sub-mix track. With this set up, let's take a look at our audio track mixer. I have each one of my individual tracks. That's voice. We'll call that Voice One. We'll call this Voice Two. Now you don't necessarily have to label it, but I'll tell you, it's good practice to do it. This is Music, especially if you have a lot of tracks.

I'm going to go ahead and label this as Sub Mix as all voices because I'm going to target. Voice one. I could scroll it up so you could see it better. But let me go ahead and hit the Tilde key, and I'm going to target track voice one to my all-voice submix. And track two to my all voice sub-mix. So now, I can go to this sub-mix and make all the voices louder or softer. In one fell swoop. And if I had sent everything from my mixes for my music, if I had other tracks, I could send all of them to a music submix.

And then finally, the submixes all go to my master. It's just giving me that extra level of control. Hit the Tilde key, bring those all down, scroll down so we can see them. And now I'm ready to start mixing my levels. So, if I go ahead and start playing, (MUSIC) in this audio mixer if you're not seeing your audio meters, make sure you can go up to Window and turn those on. >> So there's my audio meters, and if I need a little more space I can stretch them out. Now I can make sure levels are good, and my individual tracks are good, and I'm ready to mix.

(MUSIC). >> Welcome to delight gluten free eats. >> If at the end I decide all the music is too loud, or my producer decides that, >>I can simply bring down the levels of all of my music at once. And if I want to bring up all of my voices, I could go ahead to the voice submix. And when I bring this up, it's not going to only increase the volume of this track, but also of that second mono track that I have.

>> (MUSIC) I'm Vanessa (UNKNOWN), executive editor of Delight Gluten Free magazine. And I'm so excited to welcome you to our test kitchen. (MUSIC) So this is a great way to control all of your levels. And if the volume for your whole show is too soft or too loud, I can just use the master and bring the volume levels for the master up and down. Let me open that up, so you can see the line. >> My friend (INAUDIBLE) is here today to learn how to make a amazing gluten free. >> This slider here can make things softer and louder when it's paused.

But if you want to make it softer or louder on the fly. >>And this is true for all of the tracks in the mixer. You'll need to switch it from read, which is just watching what you have already, to either latch, touch or write. Each work a little differently. We're going o switch to latch because that's all we need. And now as I play back my master volume. >> Main dish, so we're making one of my favorite things. >> Is right now. And this is a honey barbecue. >> It's going to go up and down, and record those key frames, where the levels are.

So, you can mix using your audio track mixer, or let me undo that. You can mix directly in your timeline, the entire track, by holding down a modifier key. In this case, the Cmd key. And bring down the master level for one chunk. Play around with it and remember you can always undo, but you have quite a bit of control in your audio for a video editing tool.

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Q: What happens when Premiere Pro auto-saves one of my projects? How do I restore an auto-saved project?
A: When a new project is created, Auto Save is enabled by default. The editor can choose where they want their auto-saved files to be stored, using the Project Auto Save dropdown in the New Project dialog. By default they will be saved in the same location as the project files. To restore one of these auto-save files, simply open it in Premiere Pro.
The auto-save frequency (in minutes) can be set in Preferences. Premiere Pro CC also auto-saves the project upon detecting changes to the file. If the system goes idle for a period beyond the interval setting, no further auto-saves are triggered until Premiere Pro detects another change.
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