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Patrick Cooper
Muting audio and adding audio?
on Jun 23, 2014 at 4:46:39 am

I'm working on a wedding video at the moment with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12.0. There are some individual clips where I need to mute / erase the audio. And there are some other clips where I need to add audio. Is this a fairly straight forward process?


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John Rofrano
Re: Muting audio and adding audio?
on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:47:17 am

[Patrick Cooper] "There are some individual clips where I need to mute / erase the audio. And there are some other clips where I need to add audio. Is this a fairly straight forward process?"
Yes, the Video and Audio are Grouped together by default. You can use the 'S' key to Slice the area of audio that you want to replace. Then press the 'U' get to Ungroup the Video and Audio. Finally select the audio event and press the Delete key to remove it. Drop any other audio in it's place and (optionally) select the Video and new Audio event and press the 'G' key to Group them together again. They will behave like the original video and audio and move together again.

Just to recap:
  1. Use the 'S' key to Slice both sides of the area of audio that you want to replace
  2. Press the 'U' get to Ungroup the Video and Audio
  3. Select the audio event and press the Delete key to remove it
You can also mute the audio event if you don't want to delete it by opening it's properties and enabling the mute button.

~jr

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Patrick Cooper
Re: Muting audio and adding audio?
on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:54:32 pm

Thankyou John. I have been using the 'S' key in my editing but with my version of Movie Studio at least, pressing 'S' will split a video clip into two seperate clips. Though I guess that's what you're describing. Each of the individual clips on my timeline are already defined so perhaps it's not necessary to use 'S' at this stage. The basic trimming has already been done. Maybe I'll just use the 'U' key and then the 'G' key and see how that turns out.


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Patrick Cooper
Re: Muting audio and adding audio?
on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:12:56 am

Okay, Ive just done it. It worked. At first, there was a gap in the audio section that I had just deleted (which is good.) However, a little later while playing back the footage on the timeline, the audio from the adjacent clips seemed to merge (or shift) and filled the gap which is what I don't want. Just wondering how I could keep that gap in the audio (underneath the selected video clip) intact? I will fill the gap with new audio at a later date. In other words, after deleting the section of audio and creating an audio gap, I would prefer to leave the gap vacant for now.


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Patrick Cooper
Re: Muting audio and adding audio?
on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:58:35 am

Okay, Ive tried again. This time, I isolated the clip, putting some space between it and the other clips while I deleted the audio and that did the trick. When I placed the other clips next to it again, there is still a gap where the audio previously was so that's a success.


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John Rofrano
Re: Muting audio and adding audio?
on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:00:32 pm

Make sure that you have Ripple Edit (Ctrl+L) turned OFF. That's the only thing I can think of that would automatically close the gap. Otherwise when you delete something it should leave a whole in the timeline.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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