editing audio in imovie

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stealthsniper96, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. stealthsniper96 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    im working on something in imovie and i have an audio clip that i need edited. basically there 1 minute 27 seconds of blah blah that i dont need how do i edit that out?
  2. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    You could do it in garageband (thats MADE for audio editing and composing), and then when you save it click "save with iLife preview" and you can access it through iMovie.
  3. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    If the audio is inside a video clip, then you need to extract the audio first. Look at "Advanced" menu, it should be listed under that. Then you can highlight the audio, move the cliphead to where you want to start cutting out and go to "Edit -> Cut selected waveform at cliphead" and then move the cliphead to where you want stop cutting and do the same Edit/Cut procedure. Then highlight the mid-section that you want to get rid of and use the pull-down menu on the left bottom corner to push the volume level to 0%.

    If you want to fade in and out of the silent section, then you can go View->Show Volume level or something like that. This will show you an average volume level line on each clip. You can click on that line reduce the volume level gradually. It takes some playing with it, but it is fairly easy.

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