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How do you extract audio ?

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dmfett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 23, 2006 7:33 AM
I would like to use the audio of one clip...I then want to use other video clips...I am making a music video...how do I do it?

Thanks
Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    May 23, 2006 8:27 AM (in response to dmfett)
    * hit Apple-? to launch the integrated help of any iApp, "extract audio" will give you an answer; I recommend to read & do the http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/
    * hit Apple-J to extract any audio from any choosen clip; you can then copy/paste the audio or delete just the video of a clip...
    * in the expert settings of "QT export" you find "aiff" as export option to get just the audio of selected clip(s), for use in other projects....
    Cube 450/1GB Ram/, Mac OS X (10.3.9), QT6pro/iLife5/k.schluter@mac.com
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
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    May 23, 2006 8:27 AM (in response to dmfett)
    Hi Mr peacock:

    Welcome to discussions!

    I'm sure that you are asking something fairly simple to do-I just am not sure what it is.

    Do you want to extract the audio from one clip and keep the other audio intact? Do you want to use the audio from one clip of your movie but delete all the rest?

    Sorry I'm so confused here-

    Sue
    iMac ppcG5 1.8 GHz 20FP & iMac G4 800MB 17FP, Mac OS X (10.3.9), Superdrives & 1 G RAM all around QT6 pro
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
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    May 23, 2006 10:11 AM (in response to dmfett)
    Hi Mr P:

    Well, the way I would do it is, I would take the video with the audio that I wanted to use and extract the audio ( Advanced --> extract audio). Then I would delete the video portion once the audio was by itself on the audio line.

    Then I would "share" just the audio as Quicktime -->.aiff file and save it to the desktop.

    Close that imovie. Open a new movie and edit the video you want to use and then import the audio that I had just saved.

    I think you'll need QT Pro for this...


    Sue
    iMac ppcG5 1.8 GHz 20FP & iMac G4 800MB 17FP, Mac OS X (10.3.9), Superdrives & 1 G RAM all around QT6 pro
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    May 23, 2006 10:18 AM (in response to SDIllini)
    I think I wrote something like that...
    but maybe I'm invisible...
    Cube 450/1GB Ram/, Mac OS X (10.3.9), QT6pro/iLife5/k.schluter@mac.com
  • Karl Petersen Level 6 Level 6 (15,170 points)
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    May 23, 2006 10:27 AM (in response to dmfett)
    iMovie lets us export the audio of a project directly to an audio file we can import to other projects.

    Choose File > Export, click on QuickTime, set the popUp menu to "Expert Settings", press Share, then from the top popUp menu, choose "Sound to AIFF". Choose the level of quality you want from the bottom popUp menu, then Save.

    You can import that file to any iMovie project. Also put it in iTunes.

    Karl
    Dual 1 GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Display
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
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    May 23, 2006 12:55 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    Karsten:

    I think all three of us wrote the same thing-just in our own way...;))

    Sue
    iMac ppcG5 1.8 GHz 20FP & iMac G4 800MB 17FP, Mac OS X (10.3.9), Superdrives & 1 G RAM all around QT6 pro
  • Dist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2006 8:00 PM (in response to Karl Petersen)
    Thanks Karl!

    Your procedure worked great, and even better for my purposes (copying audio clips to shorten in Audacity before use in iDVD drop zones), in the Export menu you can select the box to "Share selected clips only."

    The main advantage for me is that it doesn't mute the audio like extracting audio does. I didn't know about that earlier, and after extracting an audio clip for iDVD, i exported the movie to iDVD and created and burned a project which contained a silent video clip. (I now presume that if i reset the clip volume after audio extraction the movie would then export correctly to iDVD, but i didn't try it after learning this method.)

    PowerBook G4   Mac OS X (10.3.9)  

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