Editing Audio in a Video Clip

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  1. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    Ok,me and a friend are making a video, using Star Wars clips, and I'm wondering if there is anyway to make it so that the special effect sounds stay in during dual scenes, but have the backround music out so we can add our own. Is it possible?

    P.S. im using iMovie...
     
  2. Cybrvid macrumors newbie

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    Not gonna happen man

    I imagine you captured from a stereo source...once its mixed its all there for your listening pleasure.
     
  3. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    unless you have the master multitrack files from SkywalkerSound or Lucasfilm.....


    no.

    youd be better off trying to create your own effects and adding your music.
     
  4. Miguey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also have another question. When I try to add text into a video clip, it creates it own section. I can not seem to get it inside the video, only after, is there a way to combine the text & video in one?
     
  5. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I think i need more info...
    What kind of file do you have the text in?
    Photoshop, mov, jpeg?
     
  6. Miguey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im trying to put it in an MPEG-4 Video Clip...I hope that helps you... The text is Book Antiqua Italic....
     
  7. theBB macrumors 68020

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    iMovie always adds the text in the beginning of the selected clip for me. If the text related animation is let's say 5 seconds long, it splits off the first 5 seconds of the clip and renders that short section with the text superimposed on it.Is that what you mean by "creating its own section". Why is that a problem?

    If you want to add the text in the middle of a clip, my solution is to split the clip at the moment I want the text to start appearing. Then select (highlight) the latter piece and add the text there. Make sure you don't have the "Use Black Background" option checked.
     
  8. Miguey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't seem to work, it always cuts the scene, does its text then resumes. I don't want it in it's own section, because, it is meant to appear over the video clip. So it's like the credits, playing over the video.
     
  9. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like FC Express might be a better solution for you.
    I don't work with iMovie, so I can't make a better recommendation.
    In FCE it is very easy to composite your text and sequence the audio.
    iMovie isn't really and editor so much as an arranger... my opinion.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Have you clicked the 'show on a blank background' box in the text editor?

    It would usually play over the video
     
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  12. theBB macrumors 68020

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    I guess you skipped my last sentence, the one about making sure the "Black background" option is UNclicked.
     
  13. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    The way I did this is to extract the audio, copy it to a new project, export to WAVE, edit in Audacity and then export to WAVE again and back to iMovie

    But I would recommend FC Express for that kind of work, the movie linked to in my sig was made in iMovie, but I am planning on getting FCE soon.

    P.S. please post your movie on Youtube once it's finished, and send me a link, I always enjoy a good spoof, especially when it's made on a Mac
     
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  15. Miguey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.bbaclan.com/bba/

    theres the video, its roughly halfway down, we are aware that the sound doesnt match sometimes..
     

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