2. filtering noise out of a clip or an audio region without removing audio from the timeline? 3. tweaking the balance between foreground voices and backgroun voices without removing the audio from the timeline? 4. removing audio from a clip or an audio region of the timeline and replacing it after editing? -offer help in my resyncing after replacement if needed? 5. changing the lighting balance within reason; if a scene is strongly backlit, so the faces are deeply shadowed, can they be made somewhat lighter in that clip or region without removing the video or clip from the timeline? 6. AVCHD formats? Many thanks for all answers and attention.
2. filtering noise out of a clip or an audio region without removing
audio from the timeline?
3. tweaking the balance between foreground voices and backgroun
voices without removing the audio from the timeline?
4. removing audio from a clip or an audio region of the timeline and
replacing it after editing? -offer help in my resyncing after
replacement if needed?
5. changing the lighting balance within reason; if a scene is strongly
backlit, so the faces are deeply shadowed, can they be made
somewhat lighter in that clip or region without removing the
video or clip from the timeline?
6. AVCHD formats?
Many thanks for all answers and attention.
Yes, to all. As much as those things are possible, at least.
If you've recorded a conversation in a noisy room or on a windy day, it's not possible to quiet the extraneous noise and make the conversation louder. You might be able to filter out certain frequencies of sound and compress your audio unnaturally to emphasis the person's voice -- but you can't work magic on bad audio. Even Hollywood studios often have to re-record conversations for scenes shot with too much background noise.
Likewise, there are a number of effects for improving your lighting and color in Premiere Elements. But if you've shot something that doesn't include enough color pixels to work with, you can't magically fix it. Not with any software.
Hope that answers you questions.
I agree with Steve, and strongly second his statement, "As much as those things are possible, at least."
The Audio editing/enhancement area is the weakest in PrE. It has Effects, that can improve things, BUT one better off bringing a full-featured Audio editor into the workflow. This article mentions some: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/572518?tstart=30. I rely on Adobe Audition for most of my Audio work, beyond what Premiere can do. By my way of thinking, there is no shame in pulling the right "tool" out of the toolbox. An adjustable spanner might be able to do the job, but if a socket, with an extension, and ratchet handle is better, why not use one? This is one reason that Adobe offers their Premiere Pro (Video editing) with Photoshop (Image editing), After Effects (composited animations), Illustrator (Vector art editing) and Audition (Audio editing), in their Production Premium Suite. Many tools in that toolbox.
Many thanks for your answers! I anticipated that it might be the case that
external tools would be needed, hence my explicit question about removal
and re-insertion of audio. (I cannot find out how do do that with a
competing video editor,) Though I have never done it, it struck me that
upon re-insertion after editing, some amount of tweaking might be needed,
especially if the audio contained speech. Hence the second part of the
question about re-synchronization. Of course, one eyeballs it and does the
best one can, but sometimes a bit of automated help is useful, even if not
exactly needed. So I asked.
I would be grateful for any further elaboration on these points.
Daniel B. Davis
This article might be useful for Exporting/Importing Audio from the Timeline, into another program for editing: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/886992?tstart=30
PS - With Premiere Pro, if purchased and installed with one of the suites, like Production Premium, or Master Collection, had the ability to use ADL (Adobe Dynamic Link), to directly extract an Audio Clip from the Timeline to Audition for editing, and then round-trip that edited Clip, back to PrPro. As PrE is not part of any of the Adobe suites, and does not come with Audition, that ADL workflow is not available. [Note: it was not until CS 6 Production Premium, or Master Collection, that Audition was available for the Mac. Before that, it was ONLY available on the PC, as Audition was not ported for the Mac, until recently. Before that point, another Audio-editing program, Soundbooth, was included.]
You might want to take a peek at this article too: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058744?tstart=0
In your case, I do not think that there is one "Correct" answer, but there should be a few "Helpful" ones.
OK. I have now downloaded Premiere Elements Trial and started a project. I
have edited some, but not all, of the clips that need it. I have turned my
attention to rotating the clips that need it. I cannot find rotate. I
looked in the User Guide for Elements 9 (no user manual seems to be
available for 10), and it claims that it available as a transform. It is
Then I looked in the Forum additional help, and that says the rotation
operation under motion effects. But I cannot find it there.
What I did was to:
- clicked Edit
- clicked Video Effects
- Looked through the effects. No rotation. No motion.
- clicked 'Show All'. No rotation. No motion
- clicked 'Transform' on the Show All menu. No rotation. No motion.
After spending enormous amounts of time with another movie editor trying to
find a way to rotate, I chose this Forum method to assure myself that this
time my wasted time would be minimal.
In my questions, I asked whether there is a capability with elements to
rotate a clip from portrait to landscape (Question 1). You answered yes.
Where is it? How can I get to it? Can it be applied to an entire clip? To
part of a clip?
Is rotate in the Trial? The advance text says it is fully functional piece
of software except for the banner.
Again, Thank You.
I note that my forum posting seems to have been removed (or intercepted)
and you have answered by email. The other times I answered by mail, but
this time I logged on and looked. I do understand that since these are
newbie questions. they will likely not be not of interest to most of your
forum participants, so you would not wish to waste their time and forum
space. Is there a preferable way to reach you?
Daniel B. Davis
Starting with Rotate, go to your Timeline, and Select a Clip, that needs Rotation. Next, go to the Effects Tab, and open that. You will see the Edit Effects button. Press that. You will then get the Effects Control Panel, and will see all of the Fixed Effects * shown. They will be Rotate, Motion (with Scale & Position in that), Opacity and Volume, if the Clip has any Audio muxed into it.
Rotation is the one that you want. In your case, I assume that you will not want to Keyframe Rotation over time, but just statically set it at the beginning (first Frame) of the Clip.
Almost done. If your Clip has the same dimensions, as the Project's Frame Size, you will have what appears to be triangles of black. That is because you had matching Frame Sizes, and Rotated. Now, go to the Fixed Effect>Motion, and twirl that open, to reveal Scale and Position. Adjust Motion>Scale up, until those "triangles" disappear.
* Fixed Effects are Effects that are automatically added to all Clips, when Imported into a Project. All Clips get the same ones. If you ADD and Effects, they will appear below the Fixed Effects in the Effects Control Panel.