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Performing audio-only and video-only edits

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Performing audio-only and video-only edits

In this movie we are going to take a quick look at some ways that you can bring in just your video or just your audio from a clip that has both video and audio. A lot of times people drag in both the video and the audio and then have to go back and unlink it and delete it, and it becomes a lot more work than necessary. So you can do this very quickly and very efficiently in Premiere Pro. Let's go ahead and load a clip into our source monitor, and we'll just take the top one, the Bulbs at 60 frames per second. There we go. There is our clip, and just so you can kind of see everything in the same perspective as me, I am going to stretch out, so we can actually see this whole clip, and we are ready to bring it in.

Performing audio-only and video-only edits

In this movie we are going to take a quick look at some ways that you can bring in just your video or just your audio from a clip that has both video and audio. A lot of times people drag in both the video and the audio and then have to go back and unlink it and delete it, and it becomes a lot more work than necessary. So you can do this very quickly and very efficiently in Premiere Pro. Let's go ahead and load a clip into our source monitor, and we'll just take the top one, the Bulbs at 60 frames per second. There we go. There is our clip, and just so you can kind of see everything in the same perspective as me, I am going to stretch out, so we can actually see this whole clip, and we are ready to bring it in.

Now normally, when I drag a clip in, whether it's over here or directly to the timeline, it brings in both the video and the audio. Now once again, if it doesn't match the sequence, I can always simply say Change Sequence Settings and that way at all of my footage and my sequence will match exactly. This is useful if all your footage comes from the same source. If all your footage actually came from a variety of sources, the first clip you drop in should be whichever media you have the most of. Let's go ahead and drag in just the video, and this is really cool, because instead of grabbing just the picture, I can go down here in these two great little icons, a Film Strip and an Audio Waveform.

And that's a pretty dead giveaway of what's going to happen. If I grab the Film Strip, you see there's a pop-up even as I touch it that says Drag Video Only and I can drag that and drop that onto my timeline and the audio does not come along. And the same thing is true for audio, as a matter of fact, I can drag the audio, and it doesn't even have to be on track 1. I can put the audio on any track that I want. And that's really great, because now I don't have to go back and delete extra audio or if I want to just use the ambience of the audio, I can bring that on by itself.

So, dragging and dropping is a very quick way of doing that, but a lot of you maybe using keyboard shortcuts to bring your video and your audio into your timeline. Let me go ahead and select all of this with the marquee, I just lassoed it, I'm going to press the Delete key--that will be the Backspace key on a Windows machine--and now I have a clean timeline. So, if I want to go ahead and use either the keyboard shortcut of, say, the Period key or even just dragging it left and right, it's going to again bring in both the video and the audio.

If I want to just bring in the video, I need to turn off my audio track, and if I want to just bring in the audio, I need to turn off the video. Let's go ahead and bring the audio in first, and I do that by simply deactivating this track. Now you need to be careful, because if you have other tracks that are turned on, it's going to put the video on those tracks. So let's take a look at a perfect situation where nothing is turned on, and I drag that over, and as you see, because nothing is highlighted here, only the audio comes in.

If Video 2 had been highlighted, when I drag it over, even though I turned off video 1, Adobe Premiere Pro thinks, oh well, he just doesn't want it to go onto track 1, he wants it to go onto track 2, and it does bring in that clip with both the video and the audio, and they are still linked together. Let's go ahead and hit Undo. The reason I go into such detail about that is because audio by default has three tracks that are turned on, so let me go ahead and set it to the way it was when we first started this movie with one video track activated and three audio tracks activated, and if I think, oh, I just want the video, and I turn off this one audio track, as you see, just like when we dragged it to the timeline, it puts it in the second location.

So, you need to turn off all of these tracks, and I'll tell you if all your tracks are turned on, that can be kind of cumbersome, time consuming, and frustrating. Well, here's the trick, instead of clicking on the tracks one at a time, hold down the Shift key and then click, that will deactivate all of your audio tracks, and then I can either target the specific track I want, or in this case, just go ahead, Select my Source Monitor, I'm going to press the Period Key to do an overwrite edit, and I bring in just my video.

Another really good use of this skill set is sometimes you'll have video where you only have good audio on track 1, and track 2, nothing might have been recorded or it might have been a scratch track or you might have heard the producer. Well, that way you can actually bring in just the tracks that you want to work with. So as you see, being able to bring in the exact tracks that you want, whether it's video or audio, will save you a lot of time and energy down the road.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

81 video lessons · 61422 viewers

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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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