Fade Music in IMovie

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  1. jbsteven macrumors newbie

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    I have followed the instructions in IMovie help and am stumped. I have added audio to an IMovie production but the presentation ends before the music. I want to fade the music out on the last image and am not having any success. Any thoughts? Thank you.
     
  2. calebmedia macrumors member

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  3. jbsteven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure about the version......purchased the iMac in Jan 07 if this helps.
     
  4. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    To check the version details, go to the iMovie menu and select About iMovie.
     
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  6. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    It's quite simple, after adding the song you just click the purple line and drag it downwards to the bottom...The attached screenshot should make a little more sense :p
     

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  7. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't see the volume level (purple line), then hit command-shift-L. When you've adjusted the level, drag the out-point of the music clip back along the timeline to where you want your presentation to end.
     
  8. mattw126 macrumors member

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    I'm assuming this feature is lacking in Version 7.1.4? Is there any way to fade a song in/out more than 2 seconds in the latest version?

    BTW, I have FCE4 on my computer & FCS 2 at the studio. I just like the easiness of making a quick reception video in iMovie with the Ken Burns effect (that & I'm still learning FC). I just need more control over the music. Thanks for any help.
     
  9. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    Apple ditched most of the audio editing and sweetening tools between versions 6 & 7, with the proviso that more "advanced" users looking for greater audio control could edit their audio in garageband.

    Andrew.
     
  10. MacBill macrumors newbie

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    I have iMovie 11 on my iMac. I have been trying to figure this music fade thing out too. I tried dragging the line down like you showed, but it didn't work for me in my 11 version. Any ideas?
     
  11. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    From iMovie11 Help:

    With your project open, click the Audio Waveform button at the bottom of the Project browser, or select an Event and then click the Audio Waveform button at the bottom of the Event browser.

    In the Project browser and Event browser, blue waveforms represent the sound that was recorded with your video. In the Project browser, green or purple waveforms represent sounds and music you’ve added to your project. Names appear in the top-left corner of purple or green waveforms to make it easy to identify them.

    If you can’t see a waveform below a clip, the volume bar may be all the way at the bottom of the blue, green, or purple band. Simply drag it up so that you can see the waveform.

    In the waveform band, move your pointer over the beginning of the portion of audio you want to modify, and then drag right or left to select the entire part you want to change.

    As you drag, a yellow outline delineates the area you’re selecting.

    You can also simply click the waveform band, which selects a portion of the waveform. Then move your pointer over either end of the yellow outline (the pointer changes to a resize pointer) and drag right or left to modify the selection range.

    Move your pointer over the volume bar (the thin black horizontal line) of the selected portion of the clip, and then drag up (to increase volume) or down (to decrease volume) when the pointer changes to a resize pointer.

    To modify the transition into and out of the modified portion (for example, to make the transition shorter or longer), move the yellow dots that appear on the volume bar.

    Move the pointer over a dot until it changes to a hand, and then drag to lengthen or shorten the transition.

    To play back changes to the selected clip, move the playhead (the red vertical line) to the left of the clip and then press the Space bar; press it again to stop playback.

    To play back in an automatic loop as you’re making changes, choose View > Loop Selection. To stop the loop, press the Space bar.

    The View menu appears in a light gray bar across the top of your computer screen.
     

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