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WeVideo: Editing Audio

WeVideo, 2022. Be aware that different versions of WeVideo will vary in appearance and functionality.




Adjusting Volume

To adjust the volume of an entire audio track, use the slider in the track controls that appear to the far left in the Timeline.

To adjust the volume of an individual clip in the Timeline:
  1. Click to select the desired clip in the Timeline. A pop-up will appear above the clip.
  2. Click the volume/speaker icon from the pop-up.
    • If a hamburger (three line) button appears above the clip, hover over it to display all options.
  3. Use the slider to adjust the volume level of that specific clip.
    button and popup
To create a fade in/out, check the “Fade” box and enter a number of seconds in the two fields to change the timing at the beginning and end of the clip.
 
To mute an entire audio track, click the three-dot button on the track and select “Mute track” from the pop-up. Alternatively, drag the volume slider for the track to 0%.

track controls

Adding Fades

To add a fade to the start or end of an audio clip:

  1. Select the clip in the Timeline.
  2. Click the audio options button, which has a speaker icon, from the pop-up above the clip. A blue volume control line will appear across the top of the audio clip. 
  3. Check the "Fade" box. A ramp for the fades will be added to the volume control line.

adding fades

To adjust the timing of the fades, enter values (in seconds) into the fields to the right of "Fade."


Fading & Adjusting Volume in Specific Sections (Keyframing)

Volume can be adjusted throughout a clip with an editing technique called keyframing. For example, keyframing can be used to fade out a music track in order to hear other audio clips, such as dialogue or voiceover. Keyframing can also be used to temporarily change the volume of a clip, such as for suddenly loud or quiet parts.

A keyframe is like a snapshot of the volume at a single moment; when multiple keyframes are at different volume levels, WeVideo automatically transitions the volume between them. At least two keyframes are required for each fade: to start the fade, as well as to end the fade.

To adjust the volume with keyframes:
  1. Select the clip in the Timeline.
  2. Click the audio options button, which has a speaker icon, from the pop-up above the clip. A blue volume control line will appear across the top of the audio clip. 
  3. Click the volume control line. A white dot, which is a keyframe, will appear.
    • Be sure to single-click directly on the blue line.
  4. Click-and-drag the keyframe to adjust the volume for that moment in time.
    • Move the keyframe up/down to increase/decrease the volume.
    • Move the keyframe left/right to change the timing. The closer keyframes are together, the quicker the transition.
  5. Repeat to create as many keyframes as desired.
keyframing
To delete a keyframe, double-click it and it will disappear from the volume control line.




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Keywords:production, video, editing, movie, volume, fading, keyframing   Doc ID:105857
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2020-09-15 15:29 PDTUpdated:2022-04-13 13:59 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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