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PeterPan

Exporting Clips To Video And Audio Files.

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I've seen a lot of discussion about things like this here, but I haven't been able to figure out exactly how to do either of these. The jist of what I want to be able to do all comes down to exporting data from clips (NOT entire productions). For example, (1) export a copy of the audio from a clip to a file (WAV, MP3, whatever). Ditto for the video portion of a clip, as an AVI or whatever. Just to clarify, when I say clip, I don't mean a stand alone file. What I mean is, lets say I bring a long 20 minute video into my timeline, and subsequently cut it using the SPLIT option, in to several key divisions. Well there are times when it would be really nice to drag the native audio out of one of those cut segments, into my audio track. But you CAN'T drag content between tracks like that at all. So if I could at least export that audio portion to a file, THEN I could easily place that file in the audio track. Ditto for video segments. I know, for example, I can export a JPG "still" from any frame in m Video track, and then drag the resulting file into an overlay. But it sure would be nice to be able to do that with SPLIT or TRIMMED section of the video. I realize I could just drag the whole original 2o minute file into the overlay, and cut it up there all over again from scratch. That's an inconvenient (but usable) workaround for the video. But you can't put JUST the AUDIO part in an overlay, because the overlay will overlay the video too. It sure would be nice though to just take the audio or video from a cut section and export it to an independent file. Am I making sense, and if so, is it "do-able" ;-)

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Am I making sense, and if so, is it "do-able" ;-)
I think you were clear about what you want to do, but I dont' know of a way to do that within Videowave. Perhaps a suggestion for future versions?

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Actually it is available…

 

What you describe is built in, called Scenes.

 

In Media Selector – My Media tab, you create Scenes. These are then available to any project in VideoWave anytime you want them.

 

The only drawback is the full, unaltered clip containing the Scenes must remain on the PC.

 

If you only have a few Scenes you want to retain for other projects then expand on Media Selector… Load one Scene in VW and use the Export As…

 

Audio is done the same way.

 

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You really need to spend some quality time in the Help files. A lot of what you have been asking is right there. The Suite was written with a certain work flow in mind. (would have been nice if someone told us what it was :rolleyes: ) You seem to be approaching it with a do it my way perspective and it doesn't work with software.

 

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Actually it is available…

 

What you describe is built in, called Scenes.

 

Audio is done the same way.

I don't think the OP is talking about scenes per se, but wants to save a split clip to a separate file. Videowave can't do that, but I have other apps that will do exactly that without altering the edits. Comes in handy to render out just a portion to test an effect, etc., that I'm working on without rendering the entire timeline.

 

You can not extract audio from a detected scene or from a portion of a split clip on the timeline. Only from the entire video.

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I don't think the OP is talking about scenes per se, but wants to save a split clip to a separate file. Videowave can't do that, but I have other apps that will do exactly that without altering the edits. Comes in handy to render out just a portion to test an effect, etc., that I'm working on without rendering the entire timeline.

 

You can not extract audio from a detected scene or from a portion of a split clip on the timeline. Only from the entire video.

Well, yes you can and I explained how.

 

You Export the Scene, which becomes a file. Then you can Extract the Audio from that file.

 

You cannot highlight a split or a scene and just save it without rendering an Export. But as I pointed out – the software was not intended to be used that way.

 

It is probably a Ford-Chevy thing. I see no need for it others might. Curious V6 did just that and it disappeared starting in V7. More people complained of it in V6 and never missed it in V7, 7.5, 8. 9, 10 or 2009.

 

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Well, yes you can and I explained how.

 

You Export the Scene, which becomes a file. Then you can Extract the Audio from that file.

 

You cannot highlight a split or a scene and just save it without rendering an Export. But as I pointed out – the software was not intended to be used that way.

 

It is probably a Ford-Chevy thing. I see no need for it others might. Curious V6 did just that and it disappeared starting in V7. More people complained of it in V6 and never missed it in V7, 7.5, 8. 9, 10 or 2009.

 

Well thanks to both of you. I suppose what has happened over time is that I've seen where high end software for just about anything (Music editing and composition, desktop publishing, paint and photo programs ) seem to have "evolved" to where they all work the same. That is, anything you create, or any slice or piece or component of anything you either make or derive, kind of becomes a separate object that you can (hopefully) do anything with, that you could do with any other object. An example in this case is that in my music composition software, I can cut and slice a clip all I want , and then just export that piece. In Videowave it would be handy to be able to do that too. As to my audio export issue, yeah I can find a workaround. I just wanted to make sure the feature wasn't there already, and I just couldn't find it! Since that's happened to me a few times already ;-)

 

 

I do have a public domain program that lets you split tracks, so I'll just use that for now. But an odd trick I found while I was waiting for your response, which if you don't mind I'll place in one of the tips and triccks forumes is this... I was that I was able to let VideoWave "Play" the portion of video where I wanted to save and extract the audio. In the mean time, I just ran the old Windows Sound Recorder. I'ts all going through the sund card anyway, any yes I did have to mess with my sound "patching" tolds that came with the sund card a little. But the bottom line is whatever was playing through the sound card I could record and save as a WAV file. Then I simply imported the audio clip to where I wanted it ;-)

 

 

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You Export the Scene, which becomes a file.
I have no clue as what you are talking about. I see no place in Videowave or Media Selector to 'export a scene'. If we're over looking it, please share.

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Peter: you want to name some of those suites that can do this but only cost $100 and have the full range of the features like the Roxio Suite??? In other words, an Apples to Apples comparison?

 

I do agree it would be nice to be able to isolate and export a portion with just a couple of clicks.

 

Gary: Sorry Gary – it was so clear in the back of my head :lol:

 

Bring the Scene of interest into the Timeline/Storeline of VW (the missing step!)

 

Then export it to a file. At that point ii is a clip and will behave as such.

 

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Bring the Scene of interest into the Timeline/Storeline of VW (the missing step!)

 

Then export it to a file. At that point ii is a clip and will behave as such.

Do you mean bring only one scene to the timeline and then export the movie? Yes, that would work, but requires fore thought. LOL

 

I own two other video editors and those apps can export a 'portion' of the video you are working on at any time. Has a special tool that marks a section to export as file. The exported file will include all video, overlays, text and audio. Comes in handy if trying out a special effect or working out audio to video timing. The special markers are also used for other things like a preview playback loop.

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