If you need to keyframe audio using the mixers, there is no faster way then using automation. In this video, learn how to keyframes automatically while changing the faders and panners in the audio track mixer panel. Also, explore different modes and function settings when it comes to automatic keyframing.
- If you need to keyframe using the mixers, there is no faster way than using automation. True that you could just add a quick keyframe in the timeline using the envelopes but if you have more than just one or two keyframes, automation really is the way to go. Automation in the mixer simply means that you will be creating keyframes automatically while you change the faders or the panners. Please go ahead and open the sequence named 3.4 automation. So go to sequences, chapter three and now we're going to go to 3.4 automation, double click it and there it is. So obviously this is the same sequence that we've been working with. Let's start by automating the keyframes in the track and not the clip. Let's go ahead and show the audio track mixer. So window audio track mixer. Look at this dropdown menu which is called the automation mode menu. Right now, it says read by default. But if you click on any of the tracks, you can change it to right, touch, latch and of course, you can turn it off. So what read means is that if there are any keyframes already applied to this track, this mode will read them. And you'll see that the fader here in the track mixer moves up and down to reflect the keyframe. Then we have right. As its name indicates, if we change the mode of this track to right we will be able to create keyframes on the track as we move this slider up and down. And this also affects the panner. So let's go ahead and bring the play head all the way to the beginning. And let's keyframe the music track. So I'm going to change music which is this track to right and as it plays, I'm going to move the slider up and down and of course, the keyframes will be written (upbeat music) - [Narrator] Construction drone mapping is Mid-Atlantic drone specialty. Our pilots have been flying construction sites for many years. We understand the needs of our. - [Instructor] So as I move it up and down, the keyframes were actually created. Of course, if we look at the timeline, we don't see any keyframes. Well, as we saw before we're not showing the track keyframes yet. Let's go ahead and do that. As you see, now we have a gazillion keyframes that were created. And in fact we have many, many keyframes that were created and that's a little bit too much for me. Well, that's a preference. We can go to edit, preferences and we can go to audio. And in here, you're going to see settings that you can change. For example, in here, we have automation keyframe optimization. You can have linear keyframe thinning and you can have also the minimum time interval thinning. If you change linear and then you checked minimum. Right now, the minimum is at 20 milliseconds. If we change this to say 800 milliseconds, that's almost a second. You're going to see far less keyframes now. Let's go ahead and click Okay, go back to the beginning of the timeline and let's keyframe this again. Notice, that my mode changed automatically to touch. Let's go back to right and now let's play the timeline. (upbeat music) - [Narrator] Construction drone mapping is Mid-Atlantic drone specialty - I bring it up. - [Narrator] Our pilots have been flying construction sites for many years. We understand the needs of our clients and what they require. - [Instructor] And now when I stop, look, we have far less keyframes than what we had before. In fact, we have are far far less keyframes than we had with the other mode. Now, that's right. Let's go to read now. If we change this back to read, you're going to see that the slider is going to go up and down by itself following the keyframes. (upbeat music) - [Narrator] Construction drone mapping is Mid-Atlantic drone specialty. Our pilots have been flying. - [Instructor] Because it's actually reading the keyframes that were already created. Now, what are touch and latch? Well, let's discuss it. By default, after the right, the mode changes to touch. Touch updates your keyframes only while you are touching the parameter. So if you're not touching the parameter, in other words if you're not touching the slider, nothing will happen. So you do this in case you want to fix part of it. So maybe say in here I went a little bit too high and I want to fix that. So I want to change this to touch. I go back here, right? And I'm just going to play. (upbeat music) So as I play, if I don't click in here you're going to see the slider go up and down. But, if I touch the slider and you're going to see me clicking and dragging it then those are new keyframes that are being recorded. - [Narrator] Construction drone mapping is mid Atlantic drone specialty. Our pilots have been flying construction sites for many years. We understand the needs of our - [Instructor] Once I stop, then the keyframes go back to what they were. In other words, it turns into kind of read until I click on it again and start changing the parameters. If I change this to latch, however, it's not going to do that. If I start changing things and then stop, don't click on the slider anymore. Well, the level is going to remain there. So let's go ahead and try that. I'm going to play this. (upbeat music) - Construction drone mapping - I'm going to clip now. - [Narrator] Is Mid-Atlantic drone specialty. - [Instructor] And I'm going to I'll leave it there. - [Narrator] Our pilots have been flying construction sites for many years. We understand the needs of our clients. - [Instructor] So if I stop, I stopped modifying right there and you see that the level remained where I actually left it. So it basically latches onto that value and it stays there. So all of these work with pan as well. So if I want to show the track panner with balance, that line is now going to show me the panner and not the volume. So I'm going to change this to right. And I said, place, I'm going to pan left and right. - [Narrator] What they require from our services. why choose mid Atlantic drones? because - And of course the keyframes are created as well. So do I really use these? Yes, you better believe it. When needing to keyframe the clip or the track there is no faster way than using automation. I start with right and then edit the keyframes as necessary either manually or using touch or latch. It's super convenient.
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