Audio Commentary

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Macnoviz, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    We are working on a movie for our school's 200th anniversary, and we were planning to do an audio commentary. Is there any way we could program this to our DVD using any software that's consumer oriented (currently we are using Adobe Premiere 2, we can also use FC if necesary) We use both Windows and Mac, so any solution will do. Our only other option is to use the same footage twice, but this isn't the best solution. Is there any way we can use the same image but different sound?
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    You would have to use a DVD authoring program (like DVD Studio Pro) to add a commentary track to a DVD.


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  3. tobio macrumors regular

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    There is the possibility of the "old way". If you mix the audio so that the soundtrack is through the left channel, and the commentary is through the right channel. Some dvd players and televisions have the option to choose which channel to play.

    It is nowhere near as neat as having two separate language tracks, but it is possible to do without purchasing any extra software.

    If you have access to final cut, and you are a school, surely you have DVD Studio Pro as well?
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    You mean you want to add an alturnative audio track that users can select. Isn't this the same as adding a second or third language. Just the same a if you wanted a Spanish language sound track.

    Or maybe you only want one soundtrack but you don't want the sound the camera recored and you want to over dub a naration? This would be pretty easy to do and is what most people in fact do all the time. Most every editing package allows for multiple audio tracks and has volume controls for each.

    So which is you want?
     
  5. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Looks like they want 2 Audio tracks, one being what was captured along with the video and the second track being the commentary.

    I too only recall this feature being in DVD Studio Pro
     
  6. Macnoviz thread starter macrumors 65816

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