Mixing audio involves adjusting volume levels
so that they maintain a good range within each clip, and then adjusting
them in proportion to other clips used in the movie. For example,
you might first adjust the volume of a narration clip so that there
is little variance between its softest and loudest sections; then
raise the narration’s overall volume so that it is clearly audible
over background sounds or music included in other clips.
In Premiere Elements,
volume changes are measured in decibels. A level of 0.0 dB is the
original volume (not silence). Changing the level to a negative
number reduces the volume, and changing the level to a positive
number increases the volume.
To control a clip’s volume, you can use the Volume graph—the
yellow line running horizontally across the audio track of each
clip (sometimes referred to as the volume rubberband)—or the Audio
Mixer. You can use the Audio Meters window to view the overall audio
volume for your project.
Consider the following guidelines when adjusting volume levels: