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Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume

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Video: Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume

If your Movie Maker project is going to combine video clips along with music in the background, there's a way to mix the volumes for your music file along with your video clip that has its own audio. Now we already know we can adjust the volumes for our music and our video file separately. For example, in our BeachMovie project here, if we go to the first video clip-- surfing3--and make sure it's selected, we can go to the Video Tools > Edit tab on the Ribbon and then go to the Video Volume to adjust it.

Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume

If your Movie Maker project is going to combine video clips along with music in the background, there's a way to mix the volumes for your music file along with your video clip that has its own audio. Now we already know we can adjust the volumes for our music and our video file separately. For example, in our BeachMovie project here, if we go to the first video clip-- surfing3--and make sure it's selected, we can go to the Video Tools > Edit tab on the Ribbon and then go to the Video Volume to adjust it.

So we can bring it down or move it up, and that will affect that one video clip. Then we would have to do the same for the other video clips in our project. We can also do the same for the music. If we click the Options tab, we can adjust the Music Volume. It has its own slider. But if you would rather just mix the volumes between the music and the video clips, you would then go to the Project tab. And this will affect your entire project--not a single clip. And over on the left-hand side in the Audio group, you will find the Audio Mix button.

When you click this button, you can then adjust the volume between your video and your music file. On the left, you'll see an icon representing the audio level for your video clip. On the right, you'll see an icon for your music. So if we drag this all the way to the right, we are going to hear our music clip, and we will not hear any of the audio that appears in any of the video clips in our project. If you want to be able to hear a little bit of that though, you might drag this slider a little bit to the left, so you are mostly hearing the music, and you might hear faintly in the background some crashing waves, for example, in the very first video clip.

So once you have that set the way you want, then you can click Play to have a listen-- (Video playing.) you might want to hear a little more, so go back to the audio mix and just drag it to the left to hear more of the audio that's in your video clip. Once you've got it set perfectly, you will just simply save your changes. So that's all there is to mixing the audio that might appear in a video clip along with music that plays in the background.

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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

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  1. 3m 28s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files and restoring missing links
      2m 24s
  2. 15m 51s
    1. Installing Windows Live Movie Maker
      2m 19s
    2. Touring the Movie Maker interface
      6m 50s
    3. Starting and saving a new project
      3m 52s
    4. Adjusting the view
      2m 50s
  3. 24m 9s
    1. Understanding what files you can use
      2m 43s
    2. Adding and organizing video and pictures
      5m 17s
    3. Importing photos from a camera
      4m 46s
    4. Importing video from a camcorder
      3m 10s
    5. Importing content from other devices
      4m 22s
    6. Adding music to a project
      3m 51s
  4. 36m 53s
    1. Creating an AutoMovie
      4m 48s
    2. Adding and modifying titles in a project
      4m 26s
    3. Adding and formatting captions in a clip
      3m 17s
    4. Adding and modifying credits in a project
      5m 32s
    5. Adjusting music options
      4m 40s
    6. Trimming and splitting video clips
      5m 53s
    7. Adjusting photo duration and rotation
      3m 3s
    8. Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume
      2m 15s
    9. Creating a snapshot from existing video
      2m 59s
  5. 18m 41s
    1. Creating transitions between clips
      5m 44s
    2. Panning and zooming photos
      3m 9s
    3. Adding visual effects to photos and video
      3m 40s
    4. Adding multiple effects to a single clip
      3m 31s
    5. Removing effects
      2m 37s
  6. 17m 9s
    1. Saving your movie in high definition
      3m 18s
    2. Saving your movie to DVD
      5m 26s
    3. Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats
      2m 14s
    4. Uploading a movie to YouTube
      4m 42s
    5. Publishing a movie to other web locations
      1m 29s
  7. 9m 53s
    1. Making a movie from Windows Live Photo Gallery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating slow-motion video
      3m 2s
    3. Adding additional audio tracks
      4m 49s
  8. 1m 37s
    1. What's next?
      1m 37s

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