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Audio adjustments in PE13—how to make?

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I have Steve Grisetti's Muvipix.com Guide to Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 13. In trying to boost the treble in the audio track for certain clips, however, I find his instructions woefully inadequate.  Here's the situation:

  1. I have a two-hour television music clip that I cut into four separate clips—a different artist in each clip.
  2. The audio in the first clip is OK, no changes needed.
  3. The audio in the remaining three clips needs high frequency boost, a different amount in each clip.
  4. Although Grisetti spells out the function of the sliders in the treble/bass adjustment panel, he doesn't indicate how to tell the program which clip should be adjusted.
  5. Where should the CTI be during this procedure?
  6. Should a clip that needs a treble adjustment be "selected" or highlighted?  If so, does the program know just to modify the selected clip and not the entire four clips?
  7. How do I know that the sound on a particular clip has been modified?  Is there a visual indicator somewhere?
  8. Is there some button that needs to be pressed, or a pull-down menu item that needs to be selected, to effectuate the change, as opposed to saving the entire file?
  9. What I am saying is that it is not at all clear to me how to boost the high frequencies selectively on the individual clips, since there apparently is no feedback mechanism for the user to indicate that a change has been made other than to try to hear a sound change.
  10. Can Mr. Grisetti, or some other knowledgeable person, tell me step-by-step, how to boost the treble on, say, just clip three from the four-clip file, and how I might certify that this has been accomplished?  I would be much obliged.
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I think I found it.....

It does not matter where the CTI is except for playback so you can check your work.

Select the clip, it will brighten slightly.  Press the adjustment tab in the upper right hand corner, select treble and move the slider.

Then select the next clip and do it again.  The adjustment only applies to the selected clip.

If you leave the panel open you can click from clip to clip and visually see where you have set the slider. 

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Audio adjustments in PE13—how to make?

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I have Steve Grisetti's Muvipix.com Guide to Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 13. In trying to boost the treble in the audio track for certain clips, however, I find his instructions woefully inadequate.  Here's the situation:

  1. I have a two-hour television music clip that I cut into four separate clips—a different artist in each clip.
  2. The audio in the first clip is OK, no changes needed.
  3. The audio in the remaining three clips needs high frequency boost, a different amount in each clip.
  4. Although Grisetti spells out the function of the sliders in the treble/bass adjustment panel, he doesn't indicate how to tell the program which clip should be adjusted.
  5. Where should the CTI be during this procedure?
  6. Should a clip that needs a treble adjustment be "selected" or highlighted?  If so, does the program know just to modify the selected clip and not the entire four clips?
  7. How do I know that the sound on a particular clip has been modified?  Is there a visual indicator somewhere?
  8. Is there some button that needs to be pressed, or a pull-down menu item that needs to be selected, to effectuate the change, as opposed to saving the entire file?
  9. What I am saying is that it is not at all clear to me how to boost the high frequencies selectively on the individual clips, since there apparently is no feedback mechanism for the user to indicate that a change has been made other than to try to hear a sound change.
  10. Can Mr. Grisetti, or some other knowledgeable person, tell me step-by-step, how to boost the treble on, say, just clip three from the four-clip file, and how I might certify that this has been accomplished?  I would be much obliged.
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Correct answer by whsprague | Adobe Community Professional

I think I found it.....

It does not matter where the CTI is except for playback so you can check your work.

Select the clip, it will brighten slightly.  Press the adjustment tab in the upper right hand corner, select treble and move the slider.

Then select the next clip and do it again.  The adjustment only applies to the selected clip.

If you leave the panel open you can click from clip to clip and visually see where you have set the slider. 

Bill

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Steve may see this and post your answer.  I had his book for version 11, but can't find it. 

Could you tell me which tool or effect you are using?  Can you post a screen shot?

If I can figure out where you are finding the controls you are using, I can probably help.

Bill

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I think I found it.....

It does not matter where the CTI is except for playback so you can check your work.

Select the clip, it will brighten slightly.  Press the adjustment tab in the upper right hand corner, select treble and move the slider.

Then select the next clip and do it again.  The adjustment only applies to the selected clip.

If you leave the panel open you can click from clip to clip and visually see where you have set the slider. 

Bill

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Dear Bill:

I think you are right—intuitively I have been thinking the same thing—but Steve should weigh in on the matter.  The only thing that concerns me is that it seems that the only real feedback an editor gets is what he hears.  But I do hear the difference after following this procedure.  The green light on the adjustment panel is confusing since it is faint, and does not appear to go away if you delete the change. Thus to function as a precise visual cue, it is inadequate.  The Smart Fix makes the clips look much worse than the original, fiddling around with the darkness/lightness contours, but doing nothing for the resolution. It made desired dark areas much lighter and very grainy to boot. It doesn't seem to affect or correct the sound as perhaps it is only for video information.

I'm going to squirt these original VHS tapes through my ADVC-300 and see if this produces a better output than the DVD recorder did.

Thanks for responding and offering your insights.

BK

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"but Steve should weigh in on the matter."

I don't think that is necessary.  I've traded a couple emails with Steve and taken all his courses at Lynda.com.  You might say that if it were not for him I would not understand video editing at all!  I owe him a lot!  That said, he is a very busy guy with a lot of projects.  I'm fully retired, don't know as much as he does but can help out when Steve is busy.

Good luck with your projects!

Bill

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