Hard to say without knowing exactly what you're doing and what's not happening, norm.
Are you adjusting the levels on the Audio Mixer as your movie plays? That should create the keyframes to mix your audio.
Although the Smart Mixer actually does the same thing better, in my opinion. It does it almost as well as manually adding the audio keyframes on your timeline.
Have you tried the Smart Mix tool or tried manually creating the audio keyframes on your timeline? Both should give you excellent results and smooth transitions between audio sources.
Steve, I will respond fully tomorrow.
Steve, yes, I am adjusting the levels on the Audio Mixer as my movie plays. In my Florida project, the volume adjustments are not being saved when I come out. In my VI project, it is being saved on exit; so sometimes it works and sometimes it does not work.
I have not tried the Smart Mix tool or tried manually creating the audio keyframes on my timeline, but I will when I get time. I will post how I get on with that.
I tried the properties/Audio adjustment and that is working in my Florida project.
Steve, yes, Smart Audio does work with my Florida project, but it does not do a great job, especially with fairly quiet sections of speech. I would have to over-ride some of the smart decisions. What are audio keyframes & how can that help me? Can you figure out why Audio Mix is not working in my Florida project?
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Audio keyframing is kind of tough to explain in a forum post. Basically you select a clip on your timeline (your music, for instance) and use the Create Keyframe buttons that appear on the Track Header to create keyframe points representing audio levels on the clips and then raise and lower them as needed.
I walk you through the process step by step in my book on Amazon and I have a subscribers only tutorial on Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
I couldn't find a free tutorial online, but it might be worth searching yourself (or buying my book ). Audio keyframing is a very useful skill and it's the ONLY way I mix the audio in my movies.
Dear Steve, thank you for letting me know about keyframes. I just tried it for the first time and it works in my Florida file. It is neat. I am still puzzled by why Audio Mix works in some of my projects and not others. Anyway I am getting a new computer today and hope that will solve the Audio Mix problem.
Still, I may switch to using keyframes now that I know about them. You were very helpful. Norman