Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to **Nick**)
I don't believe there is anyway to prevent the audio from ducking on a video.
The reason being when the video is playing its audio is considered the main track. You can have a secondary track play over the video audio but the main track will always duck.
You will need to look at doing this in another app, iMovie perhaps. Maybe export the slide show without the audio and add the audio in iMovie. You should have more control over it there.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to **Nick**)
I am also having this issue, and I also can't beleive there is no way around this.
Exporting you video with no audio does not work, it continues to drop the audio when playing a video clip. VERY annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to **Nick**)
This is easy and very simple to correct. Yes, by default, Aperture 3 will "duck" or reduce the volume of the main audio track (By default it will reduce the main track to 40%) ... however, in the Selected Slide pane view, with the video clip selected in the timeline, you simply uncheck the "reduce the volume of the main track" option for that clip and dial it back up to whatever level you desire for the main track ... Then if you wish to reduce the volume of the video clip, simply use the the Volume slider at the top and take it to whatever level you choose ... Even zero if you don't wish to use the audio track from the clip. I do this quite a bit ... very easy.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to ButchM)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to léonie)
Silly that you have to use the Classic Template for this, there is no reason not to offer this in other templates!
I just added the audio via Premiere instead. Thanks for the additional info though.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to léonie)
I never realized that some of the themes didn't offer this flexibility ... I've always used either classic or Ken Burns as I like to design my multi-media slide shows from scratch ... no two shows are ever alike ... which is the reason I moved from Lightroom to Aperture ... Slideshows and Books in Aperture 3 offer so much more in freedom of design ...
On the few occasions that I have used some of the other themes ... they likely did not include video clips ...
So, I too learned something new today ...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 10:35 PM (in response to ButchM)
No problem, Butch. I also are preferring the Classic theme or Ken Burns. I want my audience to be able to dmire my photos and not the effects and transitions. The newer themesthat came originally from iPhoto are stunning, but very distracting, and they do not offer much control over the layout and timing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to kraymitchell)
What is Premiere?