need help with iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by sunray, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. sunray macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    Hi all,

    I was told briefly by email ( from a well-known hollywood composer after a general query by me )that I could import a 'hollywood' movie clip, commercial, whatever, into iMovie and remove the music track, RETAINING THE SOUND EFFECTS AND DIALOGUE, ETC. He said I would be replacing the music track with a 'non-music' track, then I could create my own music track to it....

    I want to practice scoring music to picture...that's why I am asking......

    Sounds too good to be true....probably is....any thoughts on this???

    Thanks in advance

    Miami Beach
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    I believe you misheard your friend, or he misspoke. You cannot extract only music from the audio tracks from most video files because they are not stored seperately. It is completely possible to have multi track audio in audio/video codecs, but anything you would get ahold of would not be distributed this way. It is possible to extract dialog, sound effects etc from audio with very careful audio editing and some luck if you have a clip with 5.1 audio and old school surround sound, but this is not trivial, and definitely not do-able in iMovie. Sorry.

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