Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Audio introduction, part of Premiere Rush First Look.
- In this chapter, we're primarily going to be looking at audio. Just before I do that, it's just occurred to me while I'm actually getting ready for this recording that I don't want that blue gradient over the stuff in the studio. So, I've just backed that off a little bit. And something else, it's worth me mentioning to you, is I periodically do this. I tap on the home button and allow that to sync. Now, Premiere Rush has been very, very stable in the whole time I've been using it, to be perfectly honest.
But I still, every now and then, like to just close it up and open it again. I just think it's a good thing, even though I know it's syncing live and it's doing all of those things. I don't know. It's just a habit. Maybe I'll be locking the door several times or I don't know, something like that in the future. But anyway, moving on. So, audio, which is something we haven't looked at up until now. We've heard a bit of it, of course. And what I'm going to do is just zoom in on the timeline here. I'm just pinching outwards to do that. And I'll actually come across, tap one of these things in the bottom track here, and then come across almost in line with the bottom of that track actually, and tap on the icon to expand the audio.
And now we can see the various waveforms. I might just shorten this up a little bit here so we got a bit more room. You can see the waveforms of all of the different pieces of audio here, okay? So, you can tell, pretty much, which is speech because it goes up and down very, very rapidly. And then we've go the noise of those motors. So, very uniform sound going across there. Okay. And if I just come a little bit more, okay, and you'll see that the final clip has the audio strips, and that's because I took away the conversation that was going on in the boat at that time.
In other files, I might've taken it away because a performance was taking place and I didn't have the rights to use that performance. So, there's a few things we can do with sound, starting with if I enable the tracks again. If you need to mute a track, then you've got that option here in the controls on the left. In fact, there are three there. You can lock a track, and unlock it,. mute and unmute it, okay, and make it visible and invisible, or toggle it's visibility there.
But a clip level, if I target a clip here and now move across to the right hand side, the almost last icon on the right hand side, so the one before the last one is, or penultimate as well could say, is the audio icon. And here you can see that I can change the basic clip volume here. I can also mute an individual clip. And notice that when I do that, okay, that the waveform there grays out. So, I can tell if it's muted.
And some other amazing things appear in the Advanced section. So, I haven't told it that it's voice. It's actually detected that. The intelligence working underneath it has worked out that that is voice. If it had made a mistake, and it doesn't to be honest, but if I had, or I needed to change it for whatever reason, I could specify it as being music or other, such as the engine noise would meet the category of other. And I can do some things to it. I can enable it to allow it to automatically balance the sound or not, to reduce the background noise and I can change the intensity of that or not.
I can reduce echo, which is great, especially when you're in big rooms with lots and lots of hard surfaces to that. And again, modulate the intensity there. And even enhance the speech. Now, this is the only thing where it's not really hard to guess if I'm male or female. Definitely, I think, the second one of the choices there and the first one of the spoken to, and it will enhance those two things. So, there's quite a lot you can do with audio, and you can work from a clip by clip basis there to actually change the audio and get it do some work for you as well.
In this course, learn how to get started with Premiere Rush. Tony Harmer explains how to create your first Premiere Rush project, showing how to work with the timeline and project panel, add media and background audio tracks, and record a voice-over. He also highlights some more advanced features, including how to adjust and scale footage, trim clips, and create custom looks.
- Setting Premiere Rush preferences
- Creating a favorite
- Creating a new sequence
- Adding other media
- Adding a background audio track
- Recording a voice-over
- Using the Razor tool
- Audio transitions
- Exporting media