Learn about the Audio View workspace.
- [Instructor] Although most of the editing you're going to do in Premiere Elements in the Expert view is going to be done on a standard timeline, the program also includes an audio view timeline mode. It's a workspace where you can focus on the audio aspects of your project. This workspace also includes a couple of tools that aren't available anyplace else in the program. Now to access the audio view timeline, just go to the upper left of the regular timeline and click on the audio view tab. One thing you notice right away is that at the end of the timeline there is a large master meter, and that will help you to monitor the level of audio for your movie. So let's drag the playhead back to the beginning. And we'll play it. (guitar music) - [Jean-Michel] I do my mixture of cream with the sugar. - [Instructor] Very nice. You see the audio is peaking between negative six and negative three which is a good range for your movie to peak at. Now, if it's peaking it too high, you can actually lower the audio level by just dragging this down and you'll see it'll play much quieter. - [Jean-Michel] Avocado, I mix. - [Instructor] But, monitoring your audio level is really important. If you're peaking beyond the range of this meter, if you're seeing a lot of red when you're playing your audio it's going to sound distorted, it's going to sound overmodulated when you output your movie. Over here on the left, on the track headers we have some new options. We have the option to record narration which we can do, of course, using one of the tools over on the toolbar. But we can record our narration to a particular track by clicking on the Voice button or the Add Narration button on any one of the tracks. We can also control which tracks play. So, I'm just going to widen this out so we can see the timeline better. We can temporarily disable a track by clicking on it here. And play just one or two tracks at a time. We'll re-enable those. We can also solo a track, in other words, just play one track. And I'm going to do that by clicking on that little headphone icon, and you'll see we won't hear Jean-Michel's voice, we'll only hear the music when we play it. (guitar music) And let's turn off solo tracking. Now the master audio level here on the right is great for just monitoring the levels of your movie overall, however whenever I'm working with audio I always open up the audio mixer. And you can do that by going to the Tools menu at the top of the screen and selecting Audio Mixer. Now, the audio mixer will show you a meter for every audio track that has audio on it, and you can monitor the levels of each track individually. And that can be very important, particularly if you're mixing say, audio from your video itself with music in the background and with narration. You want to make sure that your audio levels are balanced and evenly mixed. So, here, if we play some of our video, you can watch the audio levels for each individual track as the video plays. (guitar music) - [Jean-Michel] I do my mixture of cream with the sugar. My avocado, I mix them, or whisk. - [Instructor] So the audio view workspace lets you focus on the audio aspects of your movie, gives you options for working on the audio one track at a time, keeps you aware of your audio's level. And your audio level is a very critical aspect of your movie's production. It's something you want to pay attention to, and audio view gives you an opportunity to focus specifically on the audio in your movie production.
This course was created by Steve Grisetti. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
- Adding media from a camera or hard drive
- Basic editing in Quick view
- Trimming, splitting, and rippling clips
- Adding narration
- Motion tracking
- Changing video speed
- Creating movies with the Video Story tool
- Adding video effects
- Grading color
- Working with audio
- Adding transitions and titles
- Creating animations with keyframes
- Adding DVD menus
- Outputting and sharing movies