Cool - thanks - and will keep this for reference for next one I handle this on.
Stay well Jacob Kruger Blind Biker Skype: BlindZA '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'----- Original Message ----- From: "David Bailes" <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 4:45 PMSubject: [audacity4blind] Re: Moving a track's starting position, relative to other tracks
Hi Jacob, glad to hear that you found a solution.This note is just to point out that the selection start spin box on the selection bar provides a slightly quicker way of refining the time shift. Assuming that you've time shifted the second track to roughly the right position, the first track is not selected and the second is selected, and the cursor is at the start of the audio in the second track, then to do the refining:
1. press ctrl+f6 to move to the selection bar. 2. tab to the End/Length radio buttons and set to length.3. tab to the selection start spin box, and move to the hundredths of seconds digit.
Then you can cycle round these three steps:1. Move the cursor forward by 50ms by pressing up arrow five times, or move backwards by pressing down arrow five times. 2. Press alt, t, a, c to align the start of the second track with the new cursor position. 3. Press spacebar to start playback to hear whether the tracks are aligned, and spacebar again to stop.
David. ________________________________ From: Jacob Kruger <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, 17 November 2012, 17:18Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Moving a track's starting position, relative to other tracks
Ok, thanks forsuggestions, etc. - think figured out a method/solution that works well enough
for me now. Basically, imported the two tracks - one being the audio import from the standard video clip file - and one being the narratedsoundtrack of the same piece of content - and then making sure selection is only active in longer original track that in fact matches the video content/footage
as such, using enter key to toggle selection on and off for each track, I actually just used the [ key to then invoke the popup asking you to set thestart of selection, and then used the menu item on the edit menu to move cursor
to selection start, turned off selection for that track, moved over/down tonarrated sound track, hit enter to turn on selection there, and then off align tracks menu item on tracks menu, told it to align track with cursor position, and while it took me a little bit of time to get the alignment right, since it
was a bit difficult to figure out which one was then actually starting audio output first, did eventually manage to get it to sound pretty much right, byeventually going down to changing new starting position of narrated soundtrack bit by bit using differences coming down to 50 milliseconds at a time, after had
got it pretty close, such that it almost sounded like there was a very vague echo going on, until got it just right...<smile> Anyway, now going to try use free software called virtualDub to in fact replace original/normal sound track of video clip/fileover to the now matching combined track of both original soundtrack and narrated
soundtrack, and there you go... Stay well Jacob Kruger Blind Biker Skype: BlindZA '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...' The audacity4blind web site is at //www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives, Audacity keyboard commands, and more... To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with subject line unsubscribe The audacity4blind web site is at //www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives, Audacity keyboard commands, and more... To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with subject line unsubscribe