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Copying from one project and pasting into another

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Jun 2, 2006 3:17 AM
I'm trying to copy clips from one iMovie project into a new project, but the clips I copy don't include the audio track as part of them. I've tried 3 ways, but none of them have copied the audio, only the video.

- Select All > Copy, then Paste into new project
- Select individual clips on the Timeline > Copy, then Paste into new project
- Select individual clips on the Timeline, then drag to desktop, then into new project.

Any ideas?
PowerMac G5 dual 1.8, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.5G of RAM
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Jun 2, 2006 3:27 AM (in response to AndrewD)
    Hi Andrew

    Strange !

    You might try to extract sound and then copy/past video as one part then
    sound as next part. Tedious and I suppose it's not meant to be done in this way. But if all fails it could be worth a try.

    Yours Bengt W
    G3/G4 Blue white,PBG4,dG5, Mac OS X (10.3.9), QT6.5.2
  • videomakker Calculating status...
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    Jun 2, 2006 5:00 AM (in response to AndrewD)
    When I import (copy) material from one project to another I use QT.
    PB G4 (1,67-1,5), Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Karl Petersen Calculating status...
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    Jun 3, 2006 11:26 AM (in response to AndrewD)
    The audio that's part of a video clip is normally Copied and Pasted with the video.

    But if the audio resides on one of the two audio tracks that's not true. Then it's necessary to also Copy and Paste the audio clips.

    Essentially, this allows us to Copy and Paste audio separate from the (unrelated?) video above it.

    Note that if the audio was previously extracted from the video clips that you Copied, the audio of the video clips is muted. So the audio of the Pasted video clips will be muted too. But you can restore the audio by setting the Pasted video clip volume back to 100%.

    If you want to "attach" an audio clip located in an audio track to the video clip above it, mute the audio of the video clip (optional), select the video clip, then export the clip to a Full Quality movie that you import to the other project. (Be sure to turn ON the checkbox "Share selected clips only" when you export the clip.)

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