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#1 joyceridge

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:48 PM

I just purchased EMC 10.  I want to produce a slideshow using only photos and music.  I plan on using 5 different songs in my show.  Should I use the "slideshow" program or "Video Wave"?  I found a good tutorial for the slideshow, but it didn't explain how to add multiple songs to the show.  I have not found a tutorial for the video wave program.  Can anyone advise me please?  Thanks.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (joyceridge @ Aug 26 2008, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just purchased EMC 10.  I want to produce a slideshow using only photos and music.  I plan on using 5 different songs in my show.  Should I use the "slideshow" program or "Video Wave"?  I found a good tutorial for the slideshow, but it didn't explain how to add multiple songs to the show.  I have not found a tutorial for the video wave program.  Can anyone advise me please?  Thanks.


Without question, use VideoWave.  Check out the Tips and Tricks forums, in both EMC 9 and EMC 10.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:22 AM

I am creating a slide show using only digital photos and recorded music.  I want to use multiple songs during the show via media selector.  I have been unable to add more than one song to my show.  When I try to add another song, the program states "audio cannot be added at this position".    I don't know what position it's referring to.  Am I supposed to double click on the timeline before adding a second (third/fourth) song?  Any suggestions?

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:41 AM

QUOTE (joyceridge @ Aug 27 2008, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am creating a slide show using only digital photos and recorded music.  I want to use multiple songs during the show via media selector.  I have been unable to add more than one song to my show.  When I try to add another song, the program states "audio cannot be added at this position".    I don't know what position it's referring to.  Am I supposed to double click on the timeline before adding a second (third/fourth) song?  Any suggestions?


Yes, open the Timeline view, and set the cursor to the point at the end of the first song, then add the next one.

I actually prefer to use Sound Editor to do this.  I open Sound Editor, bring in the songs that I am going to use in the production, then use the Join Clips button, in the Mix Editor to join them.  I then export the joined song, as a .wav file, to a folder on my hard drive.  I then use that single file for my production.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:43 AM

You can also drag and drop songs from Media Selector to any music track on Timeline view.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE (grandpabruce @ Aug 27 2008, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, open the Timeline view, and set the cursor to the point at the end of the first song, then add the next one.

I actually prefer to use Sound Editor to do this.  I open Sound Editor, bring in the songs that I am going to use in the production, then use the Join Clips button, in the Mix Editor to join them.  I then export the joined song, as a .wav file, to a folder on my hard drive.  I then use that single file for my production.



I guess I'm missing something here, because I cannot find anything that says "sound editor" or "mix editor."  I was unable to add the song using the timeline view either.  Isn't there a tutorial ANYWHERE that gives step by step instructions on how to use this software package?  By the way, I really appreciate the folks that are replying to my questions!

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:27 PM

You can take a look at this.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (joyceridge @ Aug 27 2008, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess I'm missing something here, because I cannot find anything that says "sound editor" or "mix editor."  I was unable to add the song using the timeline view either.  Isn't there a tutorial ANYWHERE that gives step by step instructions on how to use this software package?  By the way, I really appreciate the folks that are replying to my questions!


Where did you get your EMC 10?  Sound Editor is a separate program in the suite?  Have you familiarized yourself with the full suite?

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE (malatekid @ Aug 27 2008, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can take a look at this.



...or this

It is a video I made that shows you how to use two audio tracks.

Karri also has one here using Smart Sound (watch the technique)

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