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Editing Two Cameras And One Audio Track


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I have a recording of a concert. The sound track was taken on a high quality recorder and I have it as a separate .wav file. I had two cameras rolling - one a continuous long shot of the band, the other, running simultaneously, picking out close-ups of individual performers.

 

I can synchronise the start of all three tracks ok. I now want to cross-fade between the long-shot camera and the close-up camera, using neither native sound track, but without losing either camera's sync with the recorded sound track.

 

Can I do this easily with EMC10? If so how?

 

Or (dare I suggest it on the EMC forum), do I need to acquire specialised multi-track editing software to be able to do it successfuly?

 

Many thanks.

 

Indri

 

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Add one of your videos to the Main track and add the other one onto an Overlay track. Mute both of them and then add your music track to the Music track. Now, the video that you added to the Overlay track you can split up and delete what you don't want while keeping the parts you do want (covering up whatever parts you want in the video on the Main track). Now use the Settings (Red Motion Dot tab) to change the individual parts of the video on the Overlay track to Fade In and Fade Out to (effectively) "transition" between the 2 videos.

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Add one of your videos to the Main track and add the other one onto an Overlay track. Mute both of them and then add your music track to the Music track. Now, the video that you added to the Overlay track you can split up and delete what you don't want while keeping the parts you do want (covering up whatever parts you want in the video on the Main track). Now use the Settings (Red Motion Dot tab) to change the individual parts of the video on the Overlay track to Fade In and Fade Out to (effectively) "transition" between the 2 videos.

 

 

Hi Karri

 

Thanks so much for that. Almost there - just not sure how to "cover up" the video on the Main Track so the overlay is displayed. Inerting a colour panel does just that - inserts it and shifts the whole track along rather than covering it. Can you advise, please.

 

Indri

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Hi Indri,

 

To cover up the video without shifting, add an Overlay by dragging the other video to an Overlay track and then cutting out the sections you don't want included, to reveal the sections in the first video that you do want included. (Split the Overlay: first select it, then move the playback head to where you want to split it, right click on it, and select Split from the context menu.)

 

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Hi Indri,

 

To cover up the video without shifting, add an Overlay by dragging the other video to an Overlay track and then cutting out the sections you don't want included, to reveal the sections in the first video that you do want included. (Split the Overlay: first select it, then move the playback head to where you want to split it, right click on it, and select Split from the context menu.)

 

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Hi Karri

 

Absolutley fantastic. It's so simple! Thank you so much.

 

Indri

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I've answered some of my own questions and have some new ones.

 

I put the background music in with no problem. But I'm having trouble adjusting the volume.

 

Also I need to know when I put video clips in the overlay video can I include transitions? It does not seem to give me that option.

 

Thanks again!

Larry

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Just above the preview window you should find a Speaker Icon. Click on that and in the Volume (dB) box if you want to adjust louder, enter a positive number (2), if you want it lower, enter a negative number (-2). That will adjust the entire length of the audio track. Alternately, if you want to adjust only parts of the track, click on the audio track in the Timeline to select it and then click the Edit Volume Envelope for Audio Objects button just above the Timeline (third button from the left of the Zoom controls). Now hover your cursor over the audio until you get a hand with a plus sign next to it. There you can add points where you will adjust only parts of the volume, for example where you want to lower the volume for a few seconds and then return to normal volume..

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I don't think you can use Pan and Zoom on an overlay, only change the size and position. There are some presets, like Zoom and Fade In located in the same panel you found the fade ins and outs. If you need to use Pan and Zoom you might want to create your video as a separate file, output it and then bring it back in as an overlay and then split it up into sections over your narrator video, as you have been doing, but this way it will include your pan and zooms.

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I've answered some of my own questions and have some new ones.

 

I put the background music in with no problem. But I'm having trouble adjusting the volume.

 

Also I need to know when I put video clips in the overlay video can I include transitions? It does not seem to give me that option.

 

Thanks again!

Larry

 

You replied to a thread that is over 4 years old, but the editing, for that version, is still the same today.

 

If you put your audio on the audio track, in Timeline view, right click on the audio track, and click Edit. When the next screen comes up, slide the slider, on the Overall volume control, to adjust your audio.

 

Edit: For some reason, I did not see the last 3 posts in this thread, and I am sure that it did not take 25 minutes to make this post, unless I fell asleep while typing. :) :)

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I don't think you can use Pan and Zoom on an overlay, only change the size and position. There are some presets, like Zoom and Fade In located in the same panel you found the fade ins and outs. If you need to use Pan and Zoom you might want to create your video as a separate file, output it and then bring it back in as an overlay and then split it up into sections over your narrator video, as you have been doing, but this way it will include your pan and zooms.

 

What you just described sounds like LOTS of work. i. e. creating a video in a separate file to output and then input.

 

I have dozens of still photos to include in the video and had planned to put them in the overlay. And I had planned to use the Pan & Zoom on all of them. It gives them much more "life". But evidently VideoWave does not allow me to do that.

 

Should I somehow start over and put the main video with the narration sound track in another place and then put all my still photos and short snippets of video in the main section?

Is this even possible?

 

I need for this video to turn out well and I'm running into various challenges!

 

Also I noticed that some photos that are more vertical when put into the overlay line do not completely cover up the original video. Is there a way to black out the margins or all of the original video in that frame?

 

Thank you very much!

Larry

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What you just described sounds like LOTS of work. i. e. creating a video in a separate file to output and then input.

 

I have dozens of still photos to include in the video and had planned to put them in the overlay. And I had planned to use the Pan & Zoom on all of them. It gives them much more "life". But evidently VideoWave does not allow me to do that.

 

Should I somehow start over and put the main video with the narration sound track in another place and then put all my still photos and short snippets of video in the main section?

Is this even possible?

 

I need for this video to turn out well and I'm running into various challenges!

 

Also I noticed that some photos that are more vertical when put into the overlay line do not completely cover up the original video. Is there a way to black out the margins or all of the original video in that frame?

 

Thank you very much!

Larry

 

Karri's method is the best way of doing what you want.

 

As to the bars along vertical photos, you can zoom in until the image covers the video. You will of course crop the image on the top and bottom.

 

If you want a good quality result you have to expect to do LOTs of work. There is no easy, quick way.

 

Please don post the same questions in different threads.

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Karri's method is the best way of doing what you want.

 

As to the bars along vertical photos, you can zoom in until the image covers the video. You will of course crop the image on the top and bottom.

 

If you want a good quality result you have to expect to do LOTs of work. There is no easy, quick way.

 

Please don post the same questions in different threads.

 

myguggi,

 

Sorry for posting the same thing in two different threads. It's just that this thread was begun in 2008 so I thought some people did not like that.

 

And I have worked on videos before and understand that they take many hours of work. However it is too bad that this program will not allow me to zoom in on photos in the overlay line. That just means even more work on top of what I was already expecting.

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However it is too bad that this program will not allow me to zoom in on photos in the overlay line. That just means even more work on top of what I was already expecting.

 

Try the method on the other thread here http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/84301-2-videos-one-audio/?do=findComment&comment=423596.

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Just above the preview window you should find a Speaker Icon. Click on that and in the Volume (dB) box if you want to adjust louder, enter a positive number (2), if you want it lower, enter a negative number (-2). That will adjust the entire length of the audio track. Alternately, if you want to adjust only parts of the track, click on the audio track in the Timeline to select it and then click the Edit Volume Envelope for Audio Objects button just above the Timeline (third button from the left of the Zoom controls). Now hover your cursor over the audio until you get a hand with a plus sign next to it. There you can add points where you will adjust only parts of the volume, for example where you want to lower the volume for a few seconds and then return to normal volume..

 

Karri,

I followed your instructions and it worked out just fine. The first time through the background music was a little to loud so I went back and lowered it.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Larry

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