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Any Tips For Adding Audio To Video After Recording Your Show?

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Last year I used Windows Movie Maker and I had a difficult time aligning the separate audio file into the recorded video.  This year I started fighting with it and decided to see if anyone is using a more user-friendly software for this type of application.

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I use movie maker and I wish it was a bit more user-friendly as well, but it's free.  I guess that's what you get for free.  I use a camera with an audio input.  The audio from the camera isn't the best quality, but it helps in aligning the original mp3 audio.  If you hear an echo in the audio mixer, you know you're off by a bit.

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I'm not familiar with wmm, can you nudge either audio or video? In premiere its alt plus arrow. You can also use audio waveform to get them close. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4

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I purchased cyber link powerdirector software this year to get my singing pumpkins "synch'do" up and it worked very well. It isn't free, but I don't remember paying over $40 for it and downloading it. The only negative thing I found online was it is a memory hog when running, but I haven't had any issues on a 5 yr old desktop.

I am using it for christmas to incorporate my virtual Santas projection on top of the songs and to chop up movies...i.e. Hot chocolate clip out of polar express.

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Does anyone use Windows Live Movie Maker?  I was able to align the audio file with the video but I don't see an option to combine the two in this version.  I actually had to adjust the video speed to get the two synched.

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I use AVS4you (   www.avs4you.com  ) .  cheap and very easy to learn.  One trick I use is to insert a very High tone (or you could use a very very low tone_) at the very beginning of the audio with Audiocity.  The tone is so high (or so low) that the speakers can not reproduce it, but shows in the sequence editor wave form. I key a couple of key lights to respond to the tone  during seqencing.  After video is taken I use AVS4you to overlay the original audio file used for sequencing (remove the recored audio) and line up the key light(s) to the inserted tone as seen in the wave form in AVS4you.  This makes the new audio EXACTLY the same as the one in the sequence.  Works for me and is very fast and neat.
Same idea would work in any other audio dub software that has a wave form.  No my idea but one I got from one of the boards a few years ago.

 

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Does anyone use Windows Live Movie Maker?  I was able to align the audio file with the video but I don't see an option to combine the two in this version.  I actually had to adjust the video speed to get the two synched.

I use it. This year I got the dub audio bang on quickly. I got them bang on the last few years but before this year I had to keep trying until I got it.  This year was a good year for me I guess. lol  Once you get that dub audio bang on you won't here the original video recording. 

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