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Editing Imbedded Audio

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I have a video that I got from a friend. Unfortunately, it has some (very)objectionable words. How can I remove the bad stuff and keep the rest?

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There are a couple of ways to do this...

 

The most simple is to split at the offending areas and delete video and audio at that point... Sometimes adding transitions will smooth over the cuts. Other times, it will look & sound like the video equivalent of a ransom note :wacko:

 

There are 2 ways to go about this, Lower the audio on the native audio track or smother/replace it.

 

In the Native Track you want to create 2 points at the beginning and end then 2 more as close to them as you can.

 

Then drag the volume down to the bottom:

 

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May not be enough...

 

You can add other audio to another overlay track, either within the Native Audio workspace or externally as I did here. With this method you can cut the smother audio into pieces and trim them to cover just what you need:

 

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A variation on this (should the native bleed through) is to Extract the native to a file and mute the Native Audio track.

 

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Then you split and delete just the audio and maybe fill it in with something else ;)

 

Oddly enough I have found that the Eye is easy to fool with Spit and Deletes but the Ear will notice every little bump :huh:

 

This is you chance to get creative ^_^

 

I did give one 'offender' an unedited copy one year and told him to watch this and see how much work his language makes for me when compared to the finished project... Never had an issue after that.

Edited by Jim_Hardin

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HMMM. I'll try it. I must say here that all I ever used previous versions for was cd burning :( I'm fairly literate on OS, not applications :D So I have a rather steep learning curve! I also do the video for my church which is why I upgraded.

 

All that said, I didn't find the help system to be illuminating.

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Video is not easy! Never has been and it never will be... :unsure:

 

After you you learn the terminology and the many nuances, like you 'Add' files and don't 'open' them and 'save' does not make a video file then you can work with most of the programs out there.

 

Besides the Help files, there are various tutorials and searching YouTube can be helpful as well.

 

A good approach is to decide on your output than slap together a test project to see if is doing what you think! Biggest mistake is to load hours of video and waste a lot of time dong things that you think are right, only to find out they don't work and you have to start all over :o

 

Just remembered, Karri, one of our regular memebers put together some excellent tutorials. Then are from older software but little substance has changed through time

 

Karri’s how to videos:

HERE

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Thank you for the detailed screenshots. I must be doing something wrong, because I can't my edits to match yours :angry: I dinked with this for an hout, until I got disgusted and thought I'd better quit before I destroyed the #@%*!! computer.

 

I'll try a gain tomorrow.

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Stop short of any damage!

 

Ask and and we can expand on subjects...

 

Everything I showed is out of VideoWave and while I do have the Pro, it is all there in the Standard as well -_-

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