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How to do an audio transition in Adobe Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi everyone, this video we're going to look at Audio Transitions. We've done video transitions, where they cross dissolve. We do the exact same thing with audio, so they kind of blend together and merge. The easy way is, go to 'Effects', 'Audio Transitions', and just use this one, Constant Power, drag it on, add it, you're done, but for a little bit more detail let's watch the video. 

All right, first thing, let's kind of zoom in a little bit. Remember, ' + ' on your keyboard, as long as you've clicked inside your Timeline. Scroll along a little bit. Next thing I want to do is, extend out this waveform. I just want to make it bigger. You just hover between the two lines here, remember. I want to see that, I'm not too worried about the music, just want to see this in a bit more detail. All right, audio transitions are hiding in the same place as the video ones. So if you're on your bin, you might have to hit this little arrow if you can't see Effects. 

So grab 'Effects', grab 'Audio Transitions', and 'Cross fade', it's pretty limited. So this first one, I can see between them. Exactly the same as adding video transition, except when you drag this, you don't drag it up here, you drag it down here. Basically you're going to use Constant Power, every single time. These other ones are very similar. Let's have a little look at them, visually, let's click on that one. Give it a click here, basically it's going to kind of, it's got a bit of a curve in it, so basically this one, this clip here, is going to slowly but surely start off going slow, and then go more faster; more faster.

You can kind of see it there, right? It's not completely consistent. So Constant Gain, if I add that one over the top of it, and I click on it, you can see, it's just more of an even one. To be honest, don't tell anyone, but I feel like they all do the exact same thing. They're meant to do something different, I can't tell the difference, but you might be an audiophile, and you might be like, "Man." Constant Gain is definitely the game changer. For me, I just use the default. You can tell it's default because it's got a little blue thing around it. Can use Constant Power, or anything. 

To be honest, I don't do a lot of transitions for audio. It's not necessary, completely. It's just useful if you do have something that's quite abrupt. This, there's lots of kind of murmuring going on in the background, but there is-- there's not too much going on, there's not like huge, not cutting to a, I don't know, a police chase, that you might need to cross them over, but we have to have it because you might need it. 

So I'm going to do the same thing here. Oh, I don't have audio for this one. So this is what, A006. So I'm going to find it in here, my bin. A006, where is it? I can drag it straight from my-- here we go. Straight from the Project Window, rather than going by the Source Monitor. There he is, there. I want this last one because this has a pretty good-- like this. One of the things you might run into, which one was that? 16, this one has left my Timeline. I'm going to have these ones here, 16. So got them all on here. Let's add the-- this one here has no cut, so I haven't cut it. 

This one here, let's say I've edited, but this one here actually starts where I want, where she starts smiling, and I want to kind of get rid of it where she-- look, that looks perfect. So I want my 'Effects', 'Constant Power', look when I drop it in. It doesn't know what to do, it's all kind of stuck on one side. It's because there's no pre-roll to this one here, there's no bit over here. This one does, it's got all this extra stuff to use and mix across, whereas this one here, it will still work and you probably won't--

Premiere Pro will do its best to kind of fudge it for you, but it's just letting you know that there is no kind of, like cross fade audio to actually make it work. So it will just kind of blend them across. All right, just drag it on, give it to me. You got to be careful where you drag it, right on the gap there. Cool. Constant Power, like we did with transitions, you can speed it up or slow it down. That is Audio Transitions. If I'm honest I very rarely use them. Maybe the only time I do is when I want to fade it out of the end. So I've got this chunk here and I want to fade it out, I'm using it not to cross, you know, not to transition really, but kind of like we did when we faded to black. So I want it to fade out, and I'll do the same thing with the video transitions. Go to 'Dissolve', 'Dip to Black'. That on there, on the video side, if you can actually get it, man, I'm a Pro. Around the end there, you can see, it's fading out. I'll turn the music off, I'll mute it. That's something I'll show you again properly in a sec but, you can see, kind of fades out both the video and the audio. All right Audio Transitions, done.