Adding Soundtrack to VideoStudio

VideoStudio contains 2 tracks for audio in the Timeline. A soundtrack is intended to spice up a video clip and make it more interesting. This feature helps you to arrange various audio clips into the video and be able to complement the happenings in the video. There are 2 audio timelines; one is designated for music and the other for voice narration. Although you can add music into either of the 2, when you use the voice record feature, that audio will be placed in the narration track. This, however, does not mean that you can't bring in more than 2 soundtracks.

Step 1-Choosing the Audio Clips

VideoStudio has up to 7 video tracks. Any video you add to the video track will retain the audio to it and although you cannot add audio filters, you can still adjust the volume levels. You are also able to import audio from CDs. The first step is to choose the video clip that you would like to add a soundtrack to. You can either use audio files that are saved on to the computer or one of the many soundtracks that come with VideoStudio. The first thing to do is to select the audio tab menu that is located at the top of the interface. Once this is done, all the options will show up instantly, in this case for audio. You will be able to see audio clips that are available and if you want to preview them, you can click on it and it will play.

Step 2-Cutting the Audio Clip

Once you get the audio that you like, drag it down below to the track. Once this is done, click on the audio filter icon and you will be able to add the filters that you would like. If you have a video clip that already has audio in it, click on the split audio option which allows you to break off any audio that's within the video to an empty audio track. If the audio clip is too long, you have the option of cutting it to the desired length.

Step 3-Fading out the Audio Clip

To avoid the audio track from ending abruptly, you will need to fade it out. To do this, click on the audio view icon that is next to the timeline icon. After a few seconds, the audio wave forms will be displayed so that you can make adjustments accordingly. The red line on these wave forms is called the Rubber band; this is because you can move it downwards to decrease the volume or upwards to increase the volume. In this case, because you are fading out the audio, you will move it downwards. You are also able to control the volume of the audio that is embedded within the video clip. You also have the chance of fading in and out the embedded audio on the video clips so that they do not start and end abruptly as well. This is only applicable if you want to use the embedded audio in the video clip.