This video helps you understand video and audio tracks.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to take a look at the controls inside of the tracks and find out what tracks are. So first of all we've got these tracks here that are prefixed with a 'V'. Those are video tracks. The ones that are prefixed a 'A' are audio tracks. You can add and remove as many tracks as you need. So for example, just right click and choose 'Add Track' will add you an additional track. Right click and choose 'Delete Track' will take that away.
And sometimes if you are compositing lots of bits of footage together or using adjustment layers as I have here, from the previous movie, then you might want to do that. There is a thing called track lock which exists here. It's more like a padlock and when you click that it locks that track and prevents further editing. I'm just going to bypass sync lock for the purpose of this. And we've got visibility just here. So for example, you can turn a track's visibility off. And then we've got some audio controls.
So just down here, if I scrub backwards a little bit. I very much doubt you'll be able to hear this, but maybe on your own footage... No. Cause it's only really background sounds (laughs) so don't worry too much about that. But, the 'M' is to mute that track so you can turn that off and sometimes that is an absolute blessing, I think, when you've got a really noisy, maybe, beat track in the background and you've heard it 50 thousand times (laughs) and you really want to just not have it on until you need to, you can use that.
You can also solo a track. So if you've got several tracks playing and you only want to hear just that one, enabling that will make that happen. And then you've got this arm for record, really. This last microphone, just here. But that's dimmed at the moment, there are a couple of different reasons for that. Finally, you've got track targeting. So, that's when something is highlighted in blue. So I'm going to click on V1, just here at the moment and in fact, A1, there's no targeting going on there at all now.
When that's really useful, if I go to V1, and theses are all the same so please forgive me for that, that means that you can navigate very, very quickly. Also works with things where you are copying and pasting, so it's very handy and you can have more than one track targeted. But here for example, I can use me up arrow key to move between all of the sequences there and the down arrow key to move in the opposite direction. So it makes navigating through the timeline very, very quick. So that's a very useful feature to have.
But, for now, that's really all you need to understand about tracks. In the next movie, we're going to have a bit of fun with color grading.
- Basic terminology
- Importing files from Photoshop and Illustrator into After Effects
- Creating a lower third in After Effects
- Creating a new project in Adobe Premiere
- Working with sound and Audition
- Multitrack editing
- Remixing time
- Navigating the Adobe Audition interface
- Adobe Media Encoder
- Making a short social movie