Selecting Audio for Your Video
So, you’ve just created your video. Now, it’s time to add a soundtrack to your glorious creation. But, how do you go about adding audio to your videos using Adobe Premiere? Well, it’s easier than you think!
First of all, you need to decide what type of audio that you want to add. If you just want to add music, there are a number of sites where you can obtain free music. You also have the option of buying music from sites like Amazon and iTunes. You just need to be wary of copyright infringement, especially if you plan on marketing your video on sites like YouTube or Vimeo.
But, if you just want a background soundtrack to share with your family, then go ahead and add your favorite Lady Gaga song to the video. You will just have to download the music, and save it to your hard drive.
If you are serious about doing something more than showing Grandma your video, however, you should go with music from some of the free sites like http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ or the paid subscription sites like iStockphoto, where you can buy credits to purchase music.
You can also do your own voice-over work by getting a microphone or headphones and recording it onto your computer’s hard drive. You can save it as an MP3, and add it to your timeline like the music. This is especially useful if you had planned on taking audio when recording your video, and the audio came out scratchy or low.