Logic Pro X: Use movie audio tracks

Use movie audio tracks

Once a movie has been opened in a project, you can use the Import Audio from Movie or Export Audio to Movie command, found in the File menu. After the audio has been imported, you can change the video dialogue, Foley, and music with Logic Pro X audio processing and editing features.

You can export audio from the part of your project that is encompassed by the movie to the movie file itself, effectively overwriting the original movie soundtrack. This is useful for sending a preliminary mix of your soundtrack to other members of the production team, for example.

You can adjust the audio level and output device in the Video project settings. See Movie settings.

Import audio from a QuickTime movie into your project

  1. Select the audio track or tracks you want to use.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > Movie > Import Audio from Movie (or use the corresponding key command).

    • Control-click anywhere in the Movie track, then choose Import Audio from Movie from the shortcut menu.

  3. Click the required checkboxes in the dialog, then click OK.

    The selected audio tracks are bounced to one or more audio files, and placed in the Project Audio Browser. A new audio track is created for each movie audio track (when “On separate tracks” is chosen in the dialog), and the imported audio from the movie is added to the track (or tracks). The embedded audio is automatically muted and audio playback occurs from the Tracks area. The movie name is retained and used for the resulting audio file (or files).

Export your project audio to a QuickTime movie

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > Movie > Export Audio to Movie (or use the corresponding key command).

    • Control-click anywhere in the Movie track, then choose Export Audio to Movie from the shortcut menu.

      Figure. Sound Settings dialog.
  2. Choose the Audio Format, Sample Rate, and Bit Depth from the respective pop-up menus.

  3. Enter a name and target folder for the movie, then click Save.

    A bounce or write dialog appears. The movie is exported to the selected folder, and contains all selected audio tracks, as well as the part of your project that is encompassed by the start and end points of the movie.

Published Date: Aug 9, 2019
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