6 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2017 7:57 PM by briandkatz1

    Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13

    thet18518371

      I created this same post not to long ago, but it was soon buried by other posts. With no way to 'bump' a post as far as I know on this website so I am going to re do my explanation in this 'new and improved' post.

       

      I have 4 (sometimes 5 tracks for sound effects) tracks of audio and 1 track of video. 3 of those need to be linked to the single video track so that when I use the trim/cut tool they remain in sync with the video. The 4th and 5th tracks do not need to be in sync with the video because it is the track that music/sound effects are placed on. Premiere Elements has 2 tools that I know of that can fix half of the problem, these tools are the 'group tool' and 'link audio-video tool'. Below is an explanation of why I cannot use these two tools.

       

      The reason I do not use grouping is because when I go to trim/cut all of tracks remain in one big group. Put it this way; I have an apple (1 group of tracks). When I divide that apple in half (use the trim/cut tool) I should have 2 halves of an apple (two groups). However, my 2 halves are still stuck together by an unknown force (the group tool). So I have to pull them apart myself (manually ungroup everything). Premiere Elements audio-video link tool does not have this issue, but instead is restricted to linking a single audio track to a single video track.


      I realise the workaround is to manually ungroup everything but it interrupts the workflow, especially when doing multiple cuts in short span of time. Which is why I'm trying to find a solution that removes this interruption.

       

      IF YOU WANT A FURTHER EXPLANATION PLEASE ASK.

        • 1. Re: Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13
          whsprague Adobe Community Professional

          Try some google searches for "Premier Elements Ripple Edit".  One video is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuWcGH0yDbs

           

          There are choices to turn it on and off.  There are options using the Alt or Ctrl keys that change what happens. 

           

          You may have to experiment a bit to get working the way you want.

           

          Good luck!

           

          Bill

          • 2. Re: Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            Here's your original discussion.

            Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13

             

            Then as now I wonder why you need something other than the default ripple function. It does exactly what you want without the complications of grouping.

             

            As I said then, when you have a clip select, the Split tool will split only that tool. When you don't have a clip selected on your timeline, all clips on all tracks will be split at that point.

            • 3. Re: Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13
              briandkatz1 Level 1

              The lack of this feature is mind boggling. Steve Grisetti I do not understand how default ripple helps. Sorry if this reply comes across a little snooty -- !!! my bad!! -- but it's just I feel that what the OP was talking about hasn't been addressed or read carefully.

               

              I feel I have the same issue as the OP. I have one video track and four synced audio tracks. I want to cut it up. I don't want to lose the sync. Now... I don't want to ripple, I don't want to make a final edit, I just want to cut it up so I keep the parts I want and cut out the parts I don't. Default ripple is not applicable.

               

              I want to be able to form a cut, and then delete everything out, and move on. But in Premiere, I can't. GROUPing does not do it -- it doesn't allow me to cut out parts in the middle. RIPPLE does not do it -- that does not handle being able to cut all the tracks at one place.

               

              And all the while, there's no ability to LINK. I can link ONE audio track to the video, but any more selected, and Link command doesn't show up.

               

              I am searching to see if I am missing something obvious but as yet have not found a solution... the simple solution is to be able to LINK multiple audio to one (or more) video tracks. I can nest and I can group but I don't want to do that. I just want to link multiple clips/tracks of audio. I am flabbergasted that this isn't a feature. Whether or not we have several tracks in sync like the OP was talking about, or all of them.

              • 4. Re: Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13
                Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                I can nest and I can group but I don't want to do that.

                You cannot nest in Elements.

                Is it Elements that you are using or Pr Pro?

                You are on the Elements forum now.

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                • 5. Re: Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13
                  briandkatz1 Level 1

                  You're right, this is the wrong forum.

                   

                  Well it's all kind of related, granted I didn't check the forum but i got here after a google search in which i put in quotation marks "Adobe Premiere CC". Yet it takes me to Elements. So there's a deficiency of the internet at large. And Premiere Elements / Premiere CC... why does Adobe bother having two separate products? Seems a waste of resources, resources that could be better spent just making the overall product better.

                   

                  So much confusion in the world sown by lack of simplicity. First thing they taught us in CompSci 101. "Keep it simple, stupid." Well we can dream.

                   

                  Thank you for the heads up, tho.

                  • 6. Re: Linking Multiple Audio to One Video | Premiere Elements 13
                    briandkatz1 Level 1

                    I also just wish to add that it is a miracle of the modern age that we can cut distribution level movies on machines we can carry in a backpack. Don't mean to get too complain-y.

                     

                    But things can be better.

                     

                    Alrite, done... peace to you all, hope you solve the problem