If the soundtrack is music, just add it to the video over and over again until it continues as long as the video.
Is that really what you want to do? That's a long time to listen to the same song over and over and over again.
To pause the song, just select the audio clip on your timeline and slice it. Then slide the two sliced pieces apart to create the pause.
Is your soundtrack from the Music Score under the project's Audio Tab?
Are you creating your Slideshow in the Premiere Elements 13/13.1 Editor or trying to create it in the Elements Organizer 13/13.1?
The sountrack is part of an video that I added to the projekt. I added the video and then seperated the audio from the video. I can't copy the audia but I can reuse the video and then seperate video and music again. Seems a little tedious but it'll work. Also, the splitting of the soundtrack works. I tried that before and it didn't work - must've done something wrong.
Since my slideshow consists of stills an videos and since I want to add a soundtrack I am using the expertmode in the premiere elements editor.
From your reply it would appear that you have everything under control. Great job.
The reason that I asked about the origin of the soundtrack related to whether or not they were the Music Score kind which are special soundtracks that allow the user to alter the duration of that kind of soundtrack without altering the music arrangement. I did not know if you were aware of that special property of the Music Score which are similar in concept to SmartSounds but are not SmartSounds soundtracks.
Hey Guys, thanks for all the help!
I am almost done, everything works (I took up Steve's suggestion and used different soundtracks). The video is done but when watching it for the first time I noticed that the time for JPEGs is too short, they only show for 5 seconds. Is there really no easy way to change the displaytime for jpegs in an existing video? I either have to set the default and reimport all of the jpegs or I have to change the time for each jpeg manually? Since I'm using 395 jpegs (and 28 videos) in my video that is something I would like to avoid.
There is not an easy way to change the duration of several slides at once on a timeline, lars.
One option is to use Publish & Share/Computer/AVCHD with the M2T 1920x1080i option to output the complete slideshow as a video. You can then replace the slides on your timeline with the video from this slideshow, and then you can right-click on this slideshow, select Time Stretch and adjust the video's speed to make it longer or shorter overall.
Lots of ifs, but
IF...jpegs are now all the same duration before the change
IF.. jpegs change in duration does not throw off other Timeline files
Apply Time Stretch to the first jpeg. Copy. Then select the other wanted jpegs all at one time. Apply Paste Effects and Adjustments anywhere in the selection.
(Select all at one time can be done by holding down the Shift key and clicking on each of jpegs wanted for the group selection....or depending on the jpegs locations, with the mouse cursor, draw a rectangle around them for the group selection.)
Just checking....do you have all the information that you are seeking.
This morning I found an email notification in my computer INBOX related to one of your posts where you talk about keyframes.
But, when I go to open the email notification to the Premiere Elements Forum thread, I get a not found message.
Did you create that post and then decide to delete it?
Yes, I do, thanks for asking! I split the soundtrack and then wasn't able to insert keyframes into the second half of the soundtrack. Took me a while to figure out, that I had to activte the track (by clicking on it) before keyframes can be inserted. Makes total sense but...
I'll try out your suggestion in a little bit - I'll let you know if it worked.
Yes! It works (a little different, but just as good). I just select all of the jpegs between clips and apply time stretch to all of them at once. Doing that for the whole movie takes only minutes. Thanks a lot! Again!