11 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2014 11:52 AM by A.T. Romano

    Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?

    christenax Level 1

      In the movie I have a clip from a hippopotamus-pool, rather noisy. In the menu I have a photo from the pool as background for the scenes of the movie. How do I add the noisy audio clip to the menu ?

       

      Thanks

      christenax

        • 1. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
          christenax Level 1

          Sorry, I forgot: MacBookPro, Macericks

           

          Sincerely

          christenax

          • 2. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
            A.T. Romano Level 7

            christenax

             

            Premiere Elements 12 Mac

            Tools Menu/Movie Menu/select menu, continue

             

            In the Adjustments Palette Menu Background, go down to the Audio section, click Browse, and Browse to and select your audio clip (.mp3 or .wav).

            Remember, that the Audio insert allows for max 30 seconds. No workarounds to alter that. There is a setting there to define just what portion

            of the audio is to represent your 30 seconds limit.

             

            MenuAudio.JPG

            Workspace above have been altered to give you a better view of the Adjustments Palette and its Audio section.

             

            What is this audio clip...mp3 or .wav?

             

            Please let us know if you are OK with the above information. If not, please give more details on what you seek.

             

            Thank you.

             

            ATR

            • 3. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
              christenax Level 1

              Dear AT Romano

              Thank you. So far so good, but the problem is exactly the browsing part of the procedure. You have in the movie timeline the choosed audiofie separated, but not in a form, you can browse. The question is then: what to do with the aufiofile ? How to bring the file in a mp3 form rendering the browsing possible ?

              Thanks

              christenax

              • 4. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                A.T. Romano Level 7

                christenax

                 

                To get the audio into the menu, the replacement file needs to be browsed to and selected at his hard drive save location.

                 

                If your audio file is the audio component of a movie on a project's Timeline, then you would need to export selectively the Timeline audio via Publish+Share/Computer/Audio with Presets = Windows Waveform (if available on Mac) or MP3 - High Quality, saving that to a computer

                hard drive location.

                 

                To export the audio selectively, you would

                 

                a. Set the gray tabs of the Work Area Bar to span just the duration of the Audio. (If you have Audio linked to Video, no need to delete the Video beforehand. In the Export Settings dialog under the Advanced Button of the export preset, the default should be for Audio Only export.)

                The Windows shortcuts for setting the Timeline Work Area Bar gray tabs for this include - moving the Timeline Indicator to the beginning of the audio clip, holding down the Alt key of the computer main keyboard as you hit the left bracket key [....then moving the Timeline Indicator to the end of the audio clip, holding down the Alt key of the computer main keyboard as you hit the right bracket key ] If Alt does not work for this in a Mac computer, Option may do the job instead of Alt.

                 

                b. Publish+Share/Computer/Audio with Presets = MP3 High Quality. Critical to have a check mark next to the option there for Share Work Area Bar Only.

                The export will contain only the audio portion of the Timeline video audio file. Designate the hard drive save location and hit Save.

                 

                Please let us know if the above worked for you. If not, please let us know where it did not.

                 

                Thank you.

                 

                ATR

                • 5. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                  christenax Level 1

                  AT Romano

                   

                  Thank you for fine guidance in an excellent program. I nearly succeeded. The last problem is to get the export function to export the choosen part only. I understand that only a short sequence - 30 seconds - are allowed added to the menu. So I separated the audio file (see attached) and tried to mark start and end. I did not understand your remarks about Windows, did a try and error with  all the existing markers. Every attempt resulted in a mp3 file with the complete sound track from the video. Beside markers I tried to split the timeline on both sides of the short audio file.

                  I even tried to copy the short audio file to a new project, unsuccessfully.

                   

                   

                   

                  So my last question is how to export only the chosen short audio file ?

                   

                  christenax

                   

                   

                  Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?

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                  christenax

                   

                   

                  To get the audio into the menu, the replacement file needs to be browsed to and selected at his hard drive save location.

                   

                   

                  If your audio file is the audio component of a movie on a project's Timeline, then you would need to export selectively the Timeline audio via Publish+Share/Computer/Audio with Presets = Windows Waveform (if available on Mac) or MP3 - High Quality, saving that to a computer

                   

                  hard drive location.

                   

                   

                  To export the audio selectively, you would

                   

                   

                  a. Set the gray tabs of the Work Area Bar to span just the duration of the Audio. (If you have Audio linked to Video, no need to delete the Video beforehand. In the Export Settings dialog under the Advanced Button of the export preset, the default should be for Audio Only export.)

                   

                  The Windows shortcuts for setting the Work Area Bar gray tabs for this include - moving the Timeline Indicator to the beginning of the audio clip, holding down the Alt key of the computer main keyboard as you hit the left bracket key  If Alt does not work for this in a Mac computer, Option may do the job instead of Alt.

                   

                   

                  b. Publish+Share/Computer/Audio with Presets = MP3 High Quality. Critical to have a check mark next to the option there for Share Work Area Bar Only.

                   

                  The export will contain only the audio portion of the Timeline video audio file.

                   

                   

                  Please let us know if the above worked for you. If not, please let us know where it did not.

                   

                   

                  Thank you.

                   

                   

                  ATR

                   

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                  • 6. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                    A.T. Romano Level 7

                    christenax

                     

                    First let us go over the details for selectively exporting an audio portion of your Timeline audio file or Timeline video file that had audio linked to its video. There are two vital steps in the process  (a) having the gray tabs of the Work Area Bar span only the area of the file to be exported and (b) having a check mark next to the export option "Share Work Area Bar Only". I have posted the details previously in this thread

                    SelectiveAudio.JPG

                     

                    And, the second vital step Publish+Share/Computer/Audio with Presets = Windows Waveform

                    (If you get to Publish+Share/Computer/ and cannot see "Audio", then use the tiny scroll bar

                    to the right of the list of choices to scroll down the list until you get to Audio which is near the bottom of

                    the list.

                     

                    Selective Audio 2.JPG

                    To be able to find the export when the export is completed, make sure to designate the Save In: location of your choice and give the file a distinctive name before you hit Save.

                     

                    Please let me know if that above answered your question

                    So my last question is how to export only the chosen short audio file ?

                     

                    Thanks.

                     

                    ATR

                    • 7. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      christenax

                       

                      This is Part 2 reply to Part 1 in post numbered 6 above.

                       

                      Please refer to the following screenshot

                      AudioEditMenu.JPG

                      Let us say that you have a 2 minutes 18 second music clip on your computer hard drive and you want to use a 30 second

                      portion of it. If you did not want to edit the music file beforehand....

                       

                      In the Movie Menu customization area/Audio, click on Browse and browse to and select your music file.

                      With your computer speakers on, then click on the green triangle to start a play back of your music from its beginning.

                      You are going to let the music play until you hear the point where you want the menu music to start and play back

                      from there 30 seconds before it loops. So, when you hear that point in the music, click on the green triangle again,

                      this time to stop the music play back and set that point as the start of the 30 second music insert.

                       

                      Please let us know if that works for you.

                       

                      The details in posts 6 and 7 should give you what you seek in the audio menu customization. If not, please detail were

                      they are failing.

                       

                      Thank you.

                       

                      ATR

                      • 8. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                        christenax Level 1

                        Dear AT Romano

                        Again thank you for excellent instruction. I feel that I come to love Adobe Elements. Now, every thing is clear except one cardianal point: grey tabs,  how to get grey tabs on a MacBook ?

                         

                        yours christenax

                        • 9. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                          A.T. Romano Level 7

                          christenax

                           

                          Thanks for the reply. Sounds like great progress.

                           

                          What grey tabs are you asking about - those associated with the Work Area Bar and which are shown in the screenshot in post 6 of this thread?

                           

                          I will assume that you mean grey tabs of Work Area Bar....

                           

                          When you open a new project, those grey tabs are bunched at the start of the Timeline 00;00;00;00.

                          GreyTabs1.JPG

                          In the above screenshot, they are seen behind the blue head of the Timeline Indicator that is sitting at the start of the Timeline.

                           

                          But, once you drag your source file (example, with duration 00;01;17;21) from Project Assets to the Timeline, those grey tabs will automatically snap in place so that they span the whole duration of the Timeline content. Please see the next screenshot.

                          GreyTabs2JPG.JPG

                           

                          Consequently, in the above screenshot, you see one grey tab at 00;00;00;00 and the second one at 00;01;16;21. When you add more files to the end of Timeline content, that right grey tab should automatically move to the right so that it is placed at the end of the added file.

                           

                          Please let us know if that is the information that you sought. If not, please give more details, and I will think about this some more.

                           

                          Thank you.

                           

                          ATR

                          • 10. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                            christenax Level 1

                            Dear AT Romano

                            Thak you, thank you for patient and excellent guidance of a debutant in the program. Furthermore you have demonstrated how wonderful Elements 12 is. We succeeded !

                            yours christenax

                            Den 26/01/2013 kl. 16.07 skrev A.T. Romano <forums_noreply@adobe.com>:

                             

                             

                            Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?

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                            christenax

                             

                             

                            Thanks for the reply. Sounds like great progress.

                             

                             

                            What grey tabs are you asking about - those associated with the Work Area Bar and which are shown in the screenshot in post 6 of this thread?

                             

                             

                            I will assume that you mean grey tabs of Work Area Bar....

                             

                             

                            When you open a new project, those grey tabs are bunched at the start of the Timeline 00;00;00;00.

                             

                            https://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-6499409-649581/218-605/GreyTa bs1.JPG

                             

                            In the above screenshot, they are seen behind the blue head of the Timeline Indicator that is sitting at the start of the Timeline.

                             

                             

                            But, once you drag your source file (example, with duration 00;01;17;21) from Project Assets to the Timeline, those grey tabs will automatically snap in place so that they span the whole duration of the Timeline content. Please see the next screenshot.

                             

                            https://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-6499409-649582/242-417/GreyTa bs2JPG.JPG

                             

                             

                            Consequently, in the above screenshot, you see one grey tab at 00;00;00;00 and the second one at 00;01;16;21. When you add more files to the end of Timeline content, that right grey tab should automatically move to the right so that it is placed at the end of the added file.

                             

                             

                            Please let us know if that is the information that you sought. If not, please give more details, and I will think about this some more.

                             

                             

                            Thank you.

                             

                             

                            ATR

                             

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                            • 11. Re: Elements 12: how to move an audio clip from the movie up to the menu ?
                              A.T. Romano Level 7

                              christenax

                               

                              "We succeeded !" is such great news. As you begin to use and learn the program, success builds confidence and builds that "can do" thinking. Great job.

                               

                              Best wishes.

                               

                              ATR

                               

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