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MacMost Now 278: Layering Audio in iMovie 09
Comments: 12 Responses to “MacMost Now 278: Layering Audio in iMovie 09”
Most Excellent. I was wrangling with audio for ages and now, at last, I understand. Thanks.
Very helpful and clear, thanks.
Very helpful, thanks. Question...when you split audio from video, can you just keep audio and delete video?
Yes, but the audio must go over something -- even a plain background. You can't have a video with no video :)
In iMovie 09, will I be able to raise and lower the volume of a music track to accommodate when someone is talking and then not talking? Seems like I would have to split the audio tracks and then edit for fade? Can I fade just to reduce, or are all the fades absolute in and out completely? This was a very helpful video.
This is a big new feature of iMovie 11. You should upgrade. See episode 468: http://macmost.com/editing-audio-in-imovie-11.html
Gary, thank you. I was hesitant, given all of the bad reviews. http://store.apple.com/us/reviews/MC623Z/A?mco=MTk0ODUwMjQ
But I can see that, if it works, it'll do what I want. Thanks for alerting me to that.
Awesome tutorial Gary,most helpful. Question? When burning to disc I want to set the playback volume on the disc to a level not too loud? I've noticed on playback in DVD players the volume is way too loud compared to the volume set on the television?
You can adjust the volume of any track in iTunes by getting its info -- it is one of the options. But I am not sure if that changes the volume of the track when burned to CD. There are some options, I think, you get when you choose to create a CD, maybe?
Why does my sound shift when I go to share/compress the finished video. Highly annoying, can't fix.
Old versions of iMovie had an issue -- it only happened with certain types of source video. I never came across it myself.
Tremendously helpful, thank you!