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Can you tell us more about what you're doing, step by step -- and which version of the program you're doing it with? And if you're working in sceneline or timeline mode.
In timeline mode, you can add many tracks of audio.
With reference to Instant Movie, I would *assume* PE7, but could be wrong.
In any "instant" creation of a movie, the assumption (again that word) is that one will want only one "music" Track. It would seem unlikely, that an editor would want "music" over "music." Hence, the provision for only one Music Track. However, one can use many "music" Clips, end to end, or even separated, as is necessary, on that Track. That is what the manual is refering to with multiple Music Clips. Think of them being used in a linear fashion and not one atop the other. Now, if you want to do that (don't know why, but someone might), you can then drag other Music Clips to the other Audio Tracks, i.e. Narration, etc. This is more often used for SFX (Sound Effects) and "Foley" work, or, as the name implies, Narration.
Though I have never worked with any form of Instant Movie, I do the same manually. Let's address Audio Tracks only for the moment. I have the AV's Audio Track, though I may drop the levels down, where needed. I add a Music Track and set the Duration of each Clip on it, adding Audio Transitions, as needed. On a separate Audio Track(s), I'll add any SFX that I feel are needed, and often a Narration Track to add details that are needed. The other Audio Tracks are usually Muted, or their levels taken way down, while the Narration Track has material on it, so as to not conflict.
I'm using PSE7 on Vista Ultimate 64 Bit.
I've created a project, added Video to TimeLine and trying to apply a theme ie Fun theme.
using http://help.adobe.com/en_US/PremiereElements/7.0/WS76F8C7A6-6A82-42cb-94F3-C34B61285324.h tml
When i try to customise the Themes Music Properties > Select My Music > Browse > Select Music Files
I cannot select more than one or add more than one music to the theme.
Thanks for the reply. I don't want "music" over "music" and you're right, why would someone want to do that, but "music" after "music".
I selected "My Music" and "Browse" to select theme music under Theme Properties but can only add one track.
With only one track, the duration changes as it
"Specify Duration 0 Hours 3 Mins 35 Secs
"Use of Clips"
If i can add more tracks which i should be able to do, the movie duration will be longer.
>Manual says "
Music Specifies whether to use the theme music, your own music (click Browse to locate and open it), or no music. You can select multiple music clips (you can select them here or from the Organizer as part of the original asset selection), and they are played in the order selected. Drag the slider between Music/Sound FX and My Clips to set the amount of soundtrack and audio effects used versus the sound from your clips. InstantMovie syncs with the beats of the music, so changing the song may significantly change the results. In addition, changing the song changes the duration of the movie to match the duration of the new song. "
That's what the manual says. However, you cannot select music clips for the theme from the organizer, and there is no way to select multiple music clips. Looks like it does not work the way the manual states.
Thanks. I knew I can't be doing it wrong.
surprised no one else found this issue.
hopefully Adobe will read this and update this in a patch.
Just for my education, does Instant Movie choose the music for the user? As I do not have PE7, and have never used any form of Instant Movie, I'm just curious.
InstantMovie themes usually supply music -- but you can opt to swap in your own.
But only swap it for "One" track :-( unlike the manual shows.
Do you think i could get a refund for this ;-)
Seems like you should be able to get a partial refund -- since it's only part right, Baljit. ;)
Balijit - if you want to use 2 music tracks, why dont you simply just divide your clips into 2 parts - 1 part for each soundtrack. Make 2 intant movies and put them right next to each other in the timeline.
Just create a project in Premiere Elements and add the music clips to the timeline one after the other, then export as one file: File > Export > Audio. Now load the project that you want to create an instantmovie. Pick that one audio file that has multiple songs on it.