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Audio Clips Overwriting Each Other..help


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I apologize if this is a completely basic question...it's my first time trying this!

 

I am trying to make a slideshow of photos set to music using videowave. I have all the photos and caption pages set up. Now I'm trying to add the music clips. I have all of my music clips ready. I am having two problems:

 

1. When I try to insert a specific audio clip (a song) into a specific spot on the slideshow, it always puts the clip at the end of the slideshow, even though I have marked the spot with the cursor, etc. in the timeline view.

 

2. Once I cut and paste the clip where I want it in the slideshow, it seems to overwrite any audio clips later in the slideshow. Even though I am setting the stop point using the cursors , etc. it is not making a clean break.

 

I have attempted to insert these audio clips about 5 different times now and I am so very frustrated that I'm considering going back to Windows Moviemaker. Is there anywhere I can go for a tutorial? I am a pretty savvy computer user but this software has me baffled.

 

Thanks in advance!

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In addition to what Walt said, I ran into this yesterday and realized that I had to add the clips in order to the audio tracks. I had placed a piece of music near the end of a show and when I went to add another piece, It was added at the end of the last piece on that track. Once the music was added in order, I could move them to where I wanted them. I haven't had time to play with it to see if I could develop a work around. In my case, i was working on a production with both video and still images and using the native audio (in places) and two other audio tracks.

 

Thank you both for the info. I am in fact using Videowave. I am currently adding the clips just by clicking "add background audio" then saying to insert it on the music track.

 

If there are only 3 audio tracks, and I have 10 clips (i.e. 10 songs), does that mean I can only use 3 clips??? Or shoudl I be editing multiple songs onto one clip somehow and then inserting on the track?

 

thanks again!

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I apologize if this is a completely basic question...it's my first time trying this!

 

I am trying to make a slideshow of photos set to music using videowave. I have all the photos and caption pages set up. Now I'm trying to add the music clips. I have all of my music clips ready. I am having two problems:

 

1. When I try to insert a specific audio clip (a song) into a specific spot on the slideshow, it always puts the clip at the end of the slideshow, even though I have marked the spot with the cursor, etc. in the timeline view.

 

2. Once I cut and paste the clip where I want it in the slideshow, it seems to overwrite any audio clips later in the slideshow. Even though I am setting the stop point using the cursors , etc. it is not making a clean break.

 

I have attempted to insert these audio clips about 5 different times now and I am so very frustrated that I'm considering going back to Windows Moviemaker. Is there anywhere I can go for a tutorial? I am a pretty savvy computer user but this software has me baffled.

 

Thanks in advance!

I hope you are using Videowave to create your slideshow, it is best suited for what you are trying to do.

Use the extra audio tracks to add audio clips to a project. You have 3 available to which you can add audio clips. You can add one clip to one track and then add another clip to another track and slightly overlap the, add fade in and out.

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In addition to what Walt said, I ran into this yesterday and realized that I had to add the clips in order to the audio tracks. I had placed a piece of music near the end of a show and when I went to add another piece, It was added at the end of the last piece on that track. Once the music was added in order, I could move them to where I wanted them. I haven't had time to play with it to see if I could develop a work around. In my case, i was working on a production with both video and still images and using the native audio (in places) and two other audio tracks.

 

I hope you are using Videowave to create your slideshow, it is best suited for what you are trying to do.

Use the extra audio tracks to add audio clips to a project. You have 3 available to which you can add audio clips. You can add one clip to one track and then add another clip to another track and slightly overlap the, add fade in and out.

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Normally you would only need to use two tracks (and for simplicity). Add the music alternately to the two tracks and drag them to the right location. Add the first piece of music to the music track and then the next piece of music to the narration (or other track). Drag it to the right location. Turn on fade in/out and then adjust the overlap so that the start of the fade out and the beginning of the fade in of the other track are lined up. You can fine tune as necessary. Now add the next piece of music to the music track and repeat.

 

I know this is a hassle but is very manageable for a 30 minute production; harder for longer. I have not found a work around. In V7, the music was added at the slide location which made things easier. Perhaps with the next update?

 

Thank you both for the info. I am in fact using Videowave. I am currently adding the clips just by clicking "add background audio" then saying to insert it on the music track.

 

If there are only 3 audio tracks, and I have 10 clips (i.e. 10 songs), does that mean I can only use 3 clips??? Or shoudl I be editing multiple songs onto one clip somehow and then inserting on the track?

 

thanks again!

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