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stripping audio from a digital camcorder

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by isotonic_uk, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. isotonic_uk

    isotonic_uk Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I want to be able to strip the audio from my camcorder when downloading the movie to my pc, so I can use the audio track separately. Is this possible? is there a piece of software that will allow me to strip the audio.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    thanks.
     
  2. MustBNuts

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    If you have Windows XP, MovieMaker can do this - most editing softwares can do this. First, make sure you get the update from Microsoft (brings it up to Movie Maker 2).

    In many of the editing packages, they default to a "storyboard" display, if you change it to "timeline", you will see the video separate from the audio. In the case of Movie Maker, in the bottom, left side there is an audio button; there you can set/adjust volume from video or other source (added sound effects/music). Even if you don't have other music, if you set it to that, it will effectively remove the audio from the video.

    In apps like Ulead Media Studio, you can actually right click on the audio and split it from the vid and completely delete it.

    You will then have to render your movie to save the changes.

    Hope this helps,

    MBN
     
  3. isotonic_uk

    isotonic_uk Thread Starter

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    I dont want to delete the audio completely, i just want to move it temporarliy somewhere else so i can use the audio elsewhere, Is this possible?

    thanks
     
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    Okay, just not enough information. Are you looking to move the audio around within the same "project"? Or are you interested in being able to isolate the audio as a completely different file to be used completely independently....

    MBN
     
  5. acraftylady

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    I know nothing about video stuff but if you just want to capture the sound from the video to use else where you could use a program called all2wav recorder. It will record any sound on the computer and make a WAV out of it so you could play the movie on the computer and record the sound from it and have a WAV file to use, then you wouldn't have to strip anything from the movie. It's a free program that works great for recording streaming audio and such so maybe this would do. I am sure there is probably a better way someone will know of but I just thought I would pass this along.


    http://www.naturpic.com/all2wav/
     
  6. isotonic_uk

    isotonic_uk Thread Starter

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    Hi I want to be able to use it within the same project,

    hope this helps
     
  7. MustBNuts

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    Then you have one of two choices: if you have an editing app that is capable of splitting off the sound from the video, you can do that and just slide the audio to the spot you want. If you don't have an app with this capability, then acraftylady's suggestion is ideal for your purposes: capture the audio as a wav, then drop it into your project as a separate item.

    If you are still unclear, just post back and let us know what kind of software you are using to edit.

    MBN
     
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