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I have some video files that have audio coming out of only one speaker (left or right), because the person who recorded them has forgotten to correct this error since their hardware will only record one output. Now I noticed that there is an Extract Audio feature in VW7; that allows you to take the audio from an entire clip and save it as a separate file, and I also saw the Add Audio feature as well, but I've run into a problem.

 

I read in the Help files you can add audio to a video file, although because the sound already exists in one speaker, what I actually want to do is incorporate it into the other output without getting rid of the first.

 

Is there a way I can specify whether the audio goes into the remaining output so they run in tandem; without overwriting the audio in the other? If not, what software would you recommend that allows this?

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Is there a way I can specify whether the audio goes into the remaining output so they run in tandem; without overwriting the audio in the other? If not, what software would you recommend that allows this?

 

How 'bout this in addition to the other good ideas. Extract the audio using VW. Open Sound Editor and add the extracted audio clip.

 

Then click on "Export Current Clip", in the "File format" section click on "Edit" as specify mono as the output.

 

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I have some video files that have audio coming out of only one speaker (left or right), because the person who recorded them has forgotten to correct this error since their hardware will only record one output. Now I noticed that there is an Extract Audio feature in VW7; that allows you to take the audio from an entire clip and save it as a separate file, and I also saw the Add Audio feature as well, but I've run into a problem.

 

I read in the Help files you can add audio to a video file, although because the sound already exists in one speaker, what I actually want to do is incorporate it into the other output without getting rid of the first.

 

Is there a way I can specify whether the audio goes into the remaining output so they run in tandem; without overwriting the audio in the other? If not, what software would you recommend that allows this?

I haven't done this but give this a try:

1) extract the audio (maybe as wav file)

2) work on the audio using Sound Editor. I'm not in front of the PC that has EMC7.5 but if the audio only shows one layer, then copy that layer and paste it onto 2nd layer. Save the new audio and give a different name. Close the Sound Editor

3) Go back to VW where you have the video. Click on the native audio of that video and find the Mute option (again, I'm not in front of the PC) or if it is not available, turn the volume slider of the sound to the lowest. Press OK and get out of the editor.

4) Add the audio from step 2 and try to synchronize the audio with the video. In my opinion, they should should sychncronize as they have the same duration.

 

Let us know how it goes.

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what I actually want to do is incorporate it into the other output without getting rid of the first.

 

Is there a way I can specify whether the audio goes into the remaining output so they run in tandem; without overwriting the audio in the other?

 

You can keep that 'native' audio that is coming out of one speaker and add the second audio to the audio track in the Timeline View( drag the music clip onto the timeline). In fact, you can add more audio by using the narration track and the internal tracks. By editing either the native audio or the audio track, you can adjust the volume so that one will play louder than the other in various portions of the video.

 

Make certain you check out the Advanced options in the Edit Audio and you'll find that you can change the sound of the audio itself.

 

However, that won't put the audio output into separate speakers.

 

When you bring the video clip into VideoWave, I think the output will be to both speakers once you render the video. However, you might experiment with a small portion of the video to see what results you get. You can make many different productions out of one video because the original video is never changed. By burning that production to a DVD RW, you can experiment and get the results that you want.

 

If that's not clear, please ask. And let us know how it comes out. :)

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