Easiest/Quickest way to add audio

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by billchase2, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. billchase2 macrumors 68000

    billchase2

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    #1
    Quick question for you guys.

    I've put together a video that is completely done... except the client wants me to add one short voice over to it. Now, I know I can re-open the project in FCP, add it in, re-export it, and re-burn it to DVD... but due to the size of the project, that exporting will taking a while.

    Is there any easy, quick way to just add audio to the video file without having to go through that process? They're all saved as Quicktime files.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

    CaptainChunk

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    #2
    If the final delivery format is DVD you could add another audio track to the FCP project containing the voice-over and then export to Compressor, only encoding Dolby Digital Professional 2.0 audio (which takes significantly less time to encode than the video). As long as the video timeline doesn't change in any way, you can bring the new AC-3 audio file as an asset into DVDSP along with the original (unchanged) video you'd also bring in.

    Make any sense?
     

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