iMovie Audio Track help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MonkeySee...., Dec 18, 2014.

  1. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

    MonkeySee....

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm trying to make a 5 Minute Movie for my Wife for Christmas of our 2 boys.

    It has the default track "Playful" playing over it but its only 59 sec long so have to repeat it.

    What I am trying to do is make that track last the full 5 mins but stretch the middle out so it seamlessly blends as one long track.

    If anyone knows the track or can help I need the "bell" sounding bit in the middle to fill the track.

    If anyone can do this for me i'd be greatly appreciated. I'm not clever enough unfortunately.

    Cheers

    Monkey
     
  2. darthmaynard macrumors newbie

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    I've used iMovie for years in their different versions to make demo videos of my music. It sounds like you're trying to use one of Apple's defaults. They're severely limiting. My suggestion would be to buy the tune you hope to manipulate and edit in Garageband. The places you want to stretch out can have sections carefully edited to loop for longer durations.

    My procedure from there would be to share to iTunes, go back to iMovie and add the tune from the iTunes section (seen with Transitions, Titles etc.)
     
  3. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

    MonkeySee....

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    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately its not a song as such, just a melody which I don't think I can buy. I know I can cut the middle out and then repeat that but Its a bit fiddly and not 100% accurate.
     
  4. imaccooper macrumors regular

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    Agreed on all points.
     
  5. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

    MonkeySee....

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    Also if I want to work on this on my Mac then on my iPad when I'm away from home can I do that? Its not a finished product yet so not really sure if you can do that e.g like pages etc?
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Can't be done. How can you get a 59 second piece of music to last 5 minutes?

    That's the only way. I've done it with 10/20/30 second cuts to extend a 4 minute piece, but I wouldn't dream of trying to do what you want. You'll just get endless(well 5 at least) repetition of the same piece of music.
     
  7. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Its background jingle/music so it won't be out of place repeating in the background.

    Its this tune and I was looking to extend to jingly bit in the middle...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-zERbBCJMQ
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. Cut, copy and paste is going to be the only way I'm afraid.
     

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