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How do i add sound?

Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 7:47pm

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rileyy

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i know that composite lab doesnt let you add sound.
how do i get it into windows movie maker TO add sound
the formats are different
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 8:41pm

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alienux

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After you complete your work in CompositeLab, you need to decide whether you want to render your footage as .avi or as .mov, and you need to determine which compressor you want to use.

Is the footage that you brought into CompositeLab .avi or .mov? Since you're using Windows Movie Maker, I'd recommend using .avi. I'm not a WMM user, but I'm not sure if it supports .mov files without first converting them to .avi or .wmv (although I could be wrong about that), so I would recommend just setting your render settings (from the Render > Render Settings menu) in CompositeLab to use the DirectShow (avi) container. When you actually render and give the file a name, I'd render uncompressed if you have the drive space, or if not, use DV Video Encoder as the compressor. That will give you an .avi file that should work natively in Windows Movie Maker.
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 9:10pm

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Axeman

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Yes, WMM will require that you render to .avi. Quicktime files (.mov) are not compatible with Windows Movie Maker.
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 9:10pm

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rileyy

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it doesnt work.
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 9:13pm

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Garrison

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rileyy, can you be more specific?
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 9:26pm

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rileyy

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well i did everything they asked&i saved it & i took it into wmm & it says its not compatible.
how does this work?
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 9:31pm

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Axeman

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What codec are you saving your .avi files in?
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 9:38pm

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alienux

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rileyy,

What is your source video format (ie. .avi, .mov, .wmv .mpg)? Is it footage you shot with a camera, or something you downloaded?

Is it by chance an .avi with DivX?

Also, are you able to import the original source video into Windows Movie Maker before you use it in ComposteLab?[/i]
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 10:37pm

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rileyy

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im using .avi, but when i save it on compositelab, it saves itself as .clab, i dont get how that works.
it doesnt import into wmm
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2010, 11:01pm

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Axeman

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You have to render. A CompositeLab project file won't open in wmm. You have to render to create a new video file with your compositing included.

This knowledgebase article, or the section in the manual on rendering, or the video tutorial on rendering should help familiarize you with the process.