Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 12:06 PM (in response to JubsTO)
Is the audio track green? And did you attach it directly to the clip itself or is it underlying the whole background of the Project timeline. If you drag a clip directly dead center on top of a video clip, it becomes what's called a soundtrack and will stay in position as you move the video clips up and down the timeline. It also will appear in a bright green floating box just below the video track that it's attached to. Otherwise it will become a 'background music track' either purple (pinned) or green (floating).
For example look at this:
The green bars are soundtracks, and are more or less pinned to the video clip immediately above them. The Purple background soundtrack is pinned into the point in time along the Project timeline and will not move, it is pinned to that timecode.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 12:08 PM (in response to elikness)
Thanks for the response.
It is purple. I detached the sound of the very same video because it was was not synced (as a problem in recording the video). I didn't add anything from outside. An now I can't pin the synced purple audio to the video.
The only solution I could think of was exporting the project and re-importing it, but the quality decrease is very obvious.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to JubsTO)
The other thing is to delete that background track, bring it back into the project and drop it into position back on top of the Video clip. And slide it left and right to re-sync it. It's your choice, use your best judgement. I think either way the quality might be the same.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 12:26 PM (in response to elikness)
That's a good choice, but then you can not start editing the video with sound track attached to it not. This is the case: I am trying to make a 1 minute video from this support video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF3ULwayeaQ
As you can see the sound is not sync. Even if I reimport the sound as a soundtrack seprately and sync it, I still want to shorten the video and the sound is not cut or copied when I select some parts of the video.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 12:51 PM (in response to JubsTO)
Maybe it would make sense to create a version first with the audio synced up properly, then export that. Then in QuickTime X trim the ends off so you get the shortened version you are looking for. QuickTime can trim beginning and end bits of a video clip by using the Edit Menu > Trim command:
Then once it's shortened you can save that Movie from QuickTime X, then do whatever you want with it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to JubsTO)
That QuickTime answer for trimming off synced video/audio just helped me. Too bad iMovie 09 isn't set up to easly trim video and audio that has been synced up.
Does anyone know . . . . is iMovie 11 upgraded to be able to trim video/audio that has been synced together?