Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting levels with the audio meters, part of Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements.
Do not underestimate the power of audio in your documentary.…Far too often audio plays second fiddle, while everyone's concentrating on the…visuals, when in fact audio can definitely help tell your story.…What we want to look at, here, is using the audio meters so that we are changing…the levels of our audio in a way that's mathematical and not dependent on the…vagaries of someone's ears, someone's speakers, or someone's headphones.…
Before I get going, it's going to be necessary to render this whole timeline so…it plays well and full speed while we are concentrating on the audio.…Just a quick tap on Return, and then we'll wait this out.…(music playing)…You can now see that we have a fully rendered timeline.…Now I need to open our Audio Meters. And I'm going to play some audio, and I want…you to notice particularly where the voice is peaking.…
We haven't adjusted the music yet.…We are going to do that soon.…But what I want to do here is--with the Audio Meters--see that the voice itself…is at the right level.…
- Importing and evaluating footage
- Planning the edit
- Marking and adding clips to the timeline
- Creating cover shots with video tracks
- Trimming clips
- Adding and refining transitions
- Adding a title and a lower third
- Incorporating still images
- Setting audio levels
- Creating a DVD
- Posting to YouTube
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Organizing and Ingesting Footage
2. Assembling Footage on the Timeline
Trimming interview shots2m 48s
3. Refining the Cut
4. Titles and Graphics
5. Finishing Steps
6. Digital Distribution
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