I'm mixing a long video that's roughly an 1:40:00, and contains a ton of clips.
After finishing it, throwing in effects, balancing color, adding stuff, I polished the sound by using the sliders in the Audio Track mixer. It sounds great.
But then I realized I wanted a graphic intro up front, so I have to shift everything over to make space for it. Inserting the motion graphic is easy peasey; I put it in the project browser, put my cursor at the beginning of the project browser, and dragged it on. Everything shifted over by 8 seconds to accomodate the graphic.
Everything but my slider settings.
As an example, towards the end, I manually ducked a couple of channels so that you could hear a couple of audio clips. But now the audio ducks a full 8 seconds before the audio clips come in, and by the time the clips are there, the sliders have turned back up.
How can I preserve my slider settings to sync up properly with the timeline? Ideas?
Keep in mind, please, that this is my first project. So talk to me as if I'm a guy who just learned what audio ducking was a few weeks ago during Adobe Max. Maybe.
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You could make a new sequence, put your graphic in and the drag your existing sequence from the project panel to butt onto your graphic. There may well be a better way.
I find it is good practice not to start your project at the start of the timeline.
You suggested that I drag the whole sequence? Will it keep the slider settings onto the new one?
And I appreciate your expertise.
The dragged sequence should keep the track automation. The advantage of using a dragged sequence rather than an exported file is that you can double click on it if you need to re-edit.
Essentially 'nesting' the original sequence, right?
It seems if you nest the clips, copy and paste to a new sequence the automation does not work. It you paste a sequence into a new sequence the automation does carry over but only if you insert using a 'nest' rather than 'individual clips'.
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The Track mixer is great ... BUT ... best used only for things that are going to be used the entire track, as ... the settings are set to specific times in that track's timecode. Irrelevant of the clips there at that spot.
Clip Mixer does the work on the individual clips, and so if they're going to be moving, is the better tool.
Understood, brother. I'm learning.
I considered just exporting the entire file and then inserting the "completed" file onto a project timeline with my graphic. Would that work?
If so, what lossless codec would you use to export it, presuming you had infinite hard drive space?
A ProRes file, 422 or LT even, you can try both.