3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2006 11:09 AM by Robert Lindsley
Robert Lindsley Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
Hi there,

I am running iMovie HD, and have a question about editing.

I extracted the audio from my video clip, and now I want to do some editing. However, whenever I make an edit to the video clip, the audio doesn't reflect the edit and immediately gets out of sync.

Is there anyway to recombine the audio and video? Or, can I just make the audio take the same cuts as the video?

I need to use the extracted audio, as I made some changes to it.

Thanks for any help!
Robert--

iMac G5   Mac OS X (10.4.3)  
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)
    Robert,

    The extract audio command really places a copy of a the audio from a clip into one of the two audio tracks. At the same time it lowers the volume level in the original video to zero.

    As you've discovered, once extracted, the extracted copy becomes it's own entity and will not reflect any further edits to the video clip.

    At this point you could reset the volume in the video to 100% and re-extract or try to edit your audio to reflect the changes to your video.

    Matt
  • Robert Lindsley Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Wow. Thanks for the heads-up. It sounds like extracting the audio makes editing a real headache.

    I will delete the extracted audio, so my edits, re-extract the audio, do my audio editing and then burn my DVD.

    I really should learn how to use FCP...

    Thanks for your help!
    Robert--
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)
    Robert,

    I've found it best to try to avoid extracting audio until I done editing the picture.

    Matt