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How To Change Volume in Premiere Pro

How To Change Volume in Premiere Pro

One of the trickiest parts of video editing is working with audio files and making them perfect for your video project. Here, you can learn how to change volume in Premiere Pro CC and get the right effect for your video. Sometimes, if your audio is too quiet, it can be a frustrating experience for the audience. Audio that is mixed too loudly can also be jarring for the people viewing your video project for the first time. Instead, follow these tips to get the exact volume you need for your video piece.

Volume Adjustments

Once you have an audio clip or video clip with sound on your project timeline, you can make some adjustments to the volume. It's important to have raw footage that was recorded at a high level so that you don't have problems with sound quality. Here is how to change volume in Premiere Pro CC. After you click on the file on your timeline, select the Volume tool from the menu at the top. Then, select Volume and Level. You can use the horizontal Level tool to either lower or raise the clip's volume. You can also use the Effect Controls panel to adjust the volume. 

Gain Changes 

Adjusting the gain can also help you monitor the volume. Gain helps change the tone of the sound, which can sometimes make a difference in volume or quality. After you select the clip, you must then select Clip from the menu bar at the top. Then, click on Audio Options and select Audio Gain. You can independently set the gain to appropriate levels for your project, or you normalize the maximum decibel level in the audio peaks so things have a smoother sound.

Be Consistent  

When you're piecing different clips together, such as audio music files, sound clips and video files, you want everything to be seamless and consistent. Adjusting the volume can help you blend background music, which should be lower, with dialogue in a narrative video. Then, the audience can hear what is going on but still get the right atmosphere from the outside music. Additionally, you want to have consistency throughout your project. With separate clips, you may find the sound levels at different points, so the adjustments can help smooth everything out and make it piece together much better. 

Whether you need help with audio mixing, video editing or adjusting the sound in your Premiere Pro project, Shutterstock can give you expert advice. Read more tips to give you the power to create an outstanding video project.
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