n00bie alert: Good application to edit .mov or .mp4 files?

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  1. Jesse Smith macrumors member

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    Is there a good application to edit .mov or .mp4 files? Good as in where you have the option to copy just the video or just the sound and paste it in another .mov/.mp4 file? I've looked at QuickTime (Paid version.) and iMovie and it looks like they don't have these options.

    If one of these programs do allow this, there a guide some where on how to do it that this n00bie :D can use?!
     
  2. Smartcom5 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not really sure if anybody can do this right … :D

    • Select the duration, piece or whatever [⇧+click; change an selected duration by using ⇠ and ⇢ while pressing ⇧ - for frame-exact selecting]
    • Copy & paste it to your another movie
    • Press ⌘+J for the movie properties
    • Delete this kind of movie, you don't want to have inside [delete the audio-track, if you only want to have the video and vice versa]
    You can also extract the whole audio track and paste it into another movie [and save this one as an mp3 e.g.], if you only want to have the audio track of an movie - or vice versa. ;)

    Helpful ? :)


    In this sense

    Smartcom
     
  3. Jesse Smith thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes that did help, using QuickTime Player! Thanks. Audio be gone.

    Now, with the original audio gone, how would I add my own audio to it?
     
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  5. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    iMovie 08. Use the media browser, select an audio file and drag it into your project and it's set as the background clip.
     
  6. Jesse Smith thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, I quickly found out iMovie is really annoying when it comes to editing movie files. Over on Apples discussion forum, I found a *much* easior way to add audio, using QuickTime.

    Take out the original audio, using Smartcom5's post, copy audio you want in video, select the part of the video you want to have the audio on, and do the 'Add to Selection & Scale' option. Bam! It has your audio on the section selected, with out it all just being pasted between a frame!!!!
     
  7. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know. I do audio replacement sometimes, but I've been too cheap to buy QuickTime Pro, since I already have iMovie 08. Maybe I'll spend the $30 next time I need to do this.
     
  8. Samme macrumors newbie

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    Of course they can if you holding the QT Pro. There is an article to tell you how (http://www.video-x-ware.com/?p=13), and there is an tutorial to guide you how (http://www.mov-converter.com/articles/how-to-convert-mov-to-mp4-with-quicktime-pro-7.html)
     

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