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Archived - iMovie '08: Adding and removing audio tracks

In iMovie '08, you can easily add and remove audio tracks to your project .

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  1. Open your project in iMovie '08 and click the Music and Sound Effects button.

    The Music and Sound Effects window opens in the lower right corner of your iMovie project window.

  2. Select a song from the Music and Sound Effects window, then drag and drop it over the gray space of your project background. The gray background turns green as you drag your song over the background.

    You can also specify the exact location (pinning) that you want your audio file to start by dragging it over a video clip (not the background). As you drag your song, a vertical red line indicates where the audio track will begin when you release the mouse button. 

    Your audio track appears as a green bar under your project’s video clips. 

    Note: After adding the audio, you can move it within your project by dragging the green audio bar.

    The example above describes adding a pinned audio track, but in iMovie '08 you can add multiple sound tracks like sound effects, background music and voice over recordings.

  3. To remove an audio track from your iMovie project, simply select the audio track (the green audio track is then outlined with a yellow line) and press the Delete key and the audio tracked is erased from your project.

  4. If you want to remove a song you added to the background, select the green background area to highlight it the song and press the Delete key.

     

Last Modified: Jul 31, 2012
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