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Locally lowering background soundtrack volume

Apr 23, 2012 10:59 PM

I need to lower the background soundtrack volume just for a single clip. Smartmix appears to do this but for all clips where there is other audio. Is there any way to lower thebackground soundtrack volume for the duration of a single video clip? The video clip has other music (a marching band), not speech.

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    Apr 24, 2012 4:40 AM   in reply to DerekWRBC

    Do you mean you have more than one audio track and you're trying to lower the volume on, say, your music while your narration plays?


    That's fairly easy.


    If you mean you've got a video you've shot with a noisy background and you can't hear the dialog, it's nearly impossible to lower the background noise and raise the volume of the dialog.

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    Apr 24, 2012 9:47 AM   in reply to DerekWRBC

    Just reduce the volume level on the music clip by dragging the horizontal line that runs horizontally through the clip down.


    To raise and lower the volume at specific points, place keyframe points along this horizontal line.

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    Apr 24, 2012 10:29 AM   in reply to DerekWRBC

    If the audio track is closed, open it by toggling the arrow switch on the Track Header to the left of the track.


    Once it is open, you will see the yellow line.


    Much of this is covered in my books, by the way, if you're interested.

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    Apr 24, 2012 5:16 PM   in reply to DerekWRBC

    Thanks, Derek!


    Meantime, check out my free 8 part Basic Training tutorials.

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    Apr 30, 2012 1:48 AM   in reply to DerekWRBC

    Hi Derek,


    Thats an easy step that Steve has told you.

    More properties are available when you click on Properties button. (just below the monitor, when you will mouse hover, you will find it). Apart from sound volume, you can see more properties of the clips from there.


    Happy Editing,


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