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I've fully edited a video in VideoWave/Creator-2011, only to discover after all work is done that the audio balance from our source material is way off. Is there a way in VideoWave (or maybe some other part of the Creator suite) to fix the left-right balance in my project so the exported project doesn't have 90% left bias in the audio volume? I poked around quite a lot and couldn't see any way to do it, and my Google-fu is apparently insufficient.

 

If it helps, the source material is from a video camera, so it's essentially mono sound; it would work in my case if I could simply perform some kind of mono-to-stereo conversion using my stronger channel for both left and right.

 

-Alan

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I've fully edited a video in VideoWave/Creator-2011, only to discover after all work is done that the audio balance from our source material is way off. Is there a way in VideoWave (or maybe some other part of the Creator suite) to fix the left-right balance in my project so the exported project doesn't have 90% left bias in the audio volume? I poked around quite a lot and couldn't see any way to do it, and my Google-fu is apparently insufficient.

 

If it helps, the source material is from a video camera, so it's essentially mono sound; it would work in my case if I could simply perform some kind of mono-to-stereo conversion using my stronger channel for both left and right.

 

-Alan

 

Do you have the standard version or the Pro? malatekid will probably be here to give more details but the answer is yes, you can change the audio to mono and then apply it to both left and right. I'll be bacl later in the day and give you more if he hasn't answered.

 

Basically extract the audio, do the conversion in "Edit Audio" aka Sound Editor and then put that audio track back into Video Wave while muting the native track.

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Thanks Steve. I saw this earlier but did not get a chance to reply to it.

 

Alan, take a look a this discussion thread. It was posted in a prior version of the Suite but nevertheless should still apply.

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/28858-how-can-i-convert-stereo-to-monaural-mono/page__view__findpost__p__155601

 

Good Luck!

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Thanks Steve. I saw this earlier but did not get a chance to reply to it.

 

Alan, take a look a this discussion thread. It was posted in a prior version of the Suite but nevertheless should still apply.

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/28858-how-can-i-convert-stereo-to-monaural-mono/page__view__findpost__p__155601

 

Good Luck!

 

Thank you. That was very informative. I have one final question, although I'm afraid that I already know the answer... Can something like this be done to a video project rather than a video clip?

 

The reason that I ask is that the outlined method can, it seems, only be applied to either the source clips or else final video file after export. The project is quite mature at this point, and the source material has been thoroughly cropped and scrambled. Fixing the source files would be basically the same as starting the entire project over. That's just not going to happen.

 

The only other option I see is to do the export the full project at maximum resolution (approx 20GB DV file) and then apply the transform to that. Then re-import the result and export to the final format. The bummer is that I will have to repeat all of this for each output format, since we will need to do some minor changes to the project to accommodate different formats (DVD vs. low-res AVI, for example). Given the choice, this is certainly the way I will go because, like I said, the project is too mature to start over.

 

Lesson learned: Check audio parameters before importing clips into the project.

 

I don't know how much sway you guys have with the developers, but this would be way more straightforward if changes like this could be applied to the project like some audio filter or effect.

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Thank you. That was very informative. I have one final question, although I'm afraid that I already know the answer... Can something like this be done to a video project rather than a video clip?

 

The reason that I ask is that the outlined method can, it seems, only be applied to either the source clips or else final video file after export. The project is quite mature at this point, and the source material has been thoroughly cropped and scrambled. Fixing the source files would be basically the same as starting the entire project over. That's just not going to happen.

 

The only other option I see is to do the export the full project at maximum resolution (approx 20GB DV file) and then apply the transform to that. Then re-import the result and export to the final format. The bummer is that I will have to repeat all of this for each output format, since we will need to do some minor changes to the project to accommodate different formats (DVD vs. low-res AVI, for example). Given the choice, this is certainly the way I will go because, like I said, the project is too mature to start over.

 

Lesson learned: Check audio parameters before importing clips into the project.

 

I don't know how much sway you guys have with the developers, but this would be way more straightforward if changes like this could be applied to the project like some audio filter or effect.

Sometimes you have simply painted yourself into a corner...

 

But I think you are OK with this one. ;)

 

TRY IT and see!

 

Take your Project, trim it to a very short version and Export Audio. (don't save! you don't want to wreck your Project!)

 

Apply the fix and see if it works OK. My playing with it seems to indicate when you Export Audio, you get the Audio for the entire project...

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