11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2012 8:18 AM by Frank Caggiano
BarbaraS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I trim the beginning of an audio clip in the slide show? I can trim the end but not the beginning. The audio clip is below the images in the slideshow. I am using Aperture 3.2.2

Barbara


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    The same way you trim the back. Move the mouse over the start of the audio track until it changes into the trim tool then click and drag.

  • BarbaraS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It doesn't work.I move the audio bar to the right and when I move it back to be next to the other audio track it still starts from the beginning. Is the trim tool a horizontal bar with arrows at both ends with a vertical bar? Am I supposed to hold a key when i do this?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    OK I think we're talking about different things.

     

    In Aperture on the secondary audio track you can adjust  where the audio track starts and ends in relation to the slides but the audio track will always start at its beginning. You can't edit an audio track in Aperture to make it start at other then its beginning.

     

    So you can slide the complete track keeping it's length, you can grab the end of the track and make the track shorter (but not longer) and you can grab the front of the track and adjust where it starts in relation to the slides.

     

    Does this answer your question?

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,490 points)

    You can't edit an audio track in Aperture to make it start at other then its beginning.

    Barbara, do you add the audio clips from iTunes using the Media Browser? Then you can set the beginning of the audio clip directly in iTunes like this:

    • In the Browser window in iTunes select the clip (and create a copy if you do not want to trim the original: to copy select "Advanced -> Create AAC-version")
    • Open the Info panel for your clip with "File -> Get Info ⌘-I"
    • Open the "Options" tab and set the start time you wish - the format is minutes:seconds
    • Press o.k.

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    Replace the audio clip in your slideshow by the modified clip from the Media Browser. It will now start at the time you set in iTunes.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    Of course that will change the track in iTunes also, something to be aware of if  it is a song you play with iTunes.

     

    And songs starting in the middle usually don't sound very good.  You might want to take a look at having the track fade in, that might sound more pleasing.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,490 points)

    Of course that will change the track in iTunes also, something to be aware of if  it is a song you play with iTunes.

    That's why I suggested to create a copy ...

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    Ahh I missed that, sorry

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,490 points)

    No need to apologize - my suggestion was in parentheses anyway and easy to miss

     

    How to fade in and fade out I have shown to BarbaraS in the other thread:

     

    Re: Slide Show

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-17955140-101380/audioSlideshow.png

  • BarbaraS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Leonie, I will try it. Sounds much easier than exporting into quicktime and making the adjustment.

    Barbara

  • BarbaraS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Frank for letting me know that I can't do the edit at the beginning of the song. The beginning of the song has applause so it will work if I delete the applause and make a copy of the song so I still have the original.

    Barbara

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    Before going through all the steps to make a copy and edit it etc, why not try to fade in over the applause, if you have not already  tried it.