Can you be more specific about what's happening when " I insert the photo the existing audio continues to play from the video which then negatively affects the rest of the video."
It's not really clear what you're doing and what's going on. What do you mean by "negatively affects"?
Here's the steps I'm doing (which are probably wrong):
- Add a lot of raw video files (.mp4) to a project
- Edit, clip, etc. those files and get the footage exactly how I want it
- I lcik Add Media and select a photo (just a still image)
- It puts the image at the end, so I cut and paste it at the desired location between two video clips
What happens is the audio from the video clip following the newly inserted still photo keeps playing under the photo. I want the audio to stay tied to the video and move forward with the corresponding video and for the photo to initially have no audio and also I want to know how to then insert audio (a camera click sound that I already have an mp3 for) at the point the photo appears in the video.
I hope this is enough information, thanks for your help!
In expert mode, put the camera click sound (it would be better to convert to a wav file, rather than an mp3) on a second audio track in the timeline where desired. Then keyframe the volume of the audio of the main music track as desired.
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Meantime, what you're describing is just basic timeline rippling. When you insert a clip into your timeline, it splits all of the other clips and moves the movie off to the right to allow for that insert clip (photo).
Are you working in Quick view or Expert view, by the way?
In Expert view, you may be able to limit the effect of the ripple by holding down the Alt key as you insert your photo into your movie. This should limit the ripple to that track only.
I was waiting for the original discussion to come to a conclusion, but have decided that I will offer the easy and quick appropriate solution to the problem that you described.
Bottom line....In Quick workspace, you want click and drag and not copy/paste before you insert your sound effect at the beginning of the picture which you click and drag to the space between Video 1 and Video 2.
You appear to be in the Quick workspace of the program.
a. Using Add Media/Files and Folders....Video 1 in the first Filmstrip space, Video 2 in the second Filmstrip space, your picture in the third Filmstrip space.
b. Click and drag the picture to the space between Video 1 and 2...before you insert, you should see a green vertical line as your go to space.
c. Move the Timeline Indicator to the beginning of the picture in its new space.
d. Go to Audio Tab/Sound Effects/ and select the sound effect that you want....drag the sound effect to the audio bar at the bottom of the Filmstrip at the position of the Timeline Indicator. There are more than enough clicking sound effects there to suit the purpose, and those sound effects are all .wav files.
There is no keyframing of audio or anything else necessary here.
You will play
Video 1 with its own sound
Sound Effect at the beginning of the picture (which will have no sound)
Picture with no sound
Video 2 with its own sound
Please review and consider. And, then let us know if I have interpreted your question correctly. I believe it is best to work in Expert workspace where you can see better what is going on and thus have more control of the workflow. But, if you want the Quick workspace, I believe the solution fits the effect that you described.
Thank you that was great! My only remaining question is how do I import my own sound effect? I can't find anything that sounds like a camera click sound and I already have an .mp3 of that exact sound.
Thanks for the update.
You could always import your.mp3 into the project using Premiere Elements Add Media/Files and Folders/Project Assets from where you drag your sound effect into one of the audio tracks (except Narration Track). If you have any problems with the sound effect as mp3, best convert the mp3 to the wav version in iTunes and then import the wav version into Premiere Elements.
You can put your sound effect under the Expert workspace Audio Tab using the following how to...
if you decide you want to access it for more than just this one project.
Please let us know if that works for you. Any clarification needed, please let us know.