Detach Sounds and Create Voiceovers Using iMovie

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You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we created a project. This is a tutorial on how to detach audio and create a voice-over using iMovie.

Steps

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    Add a clip by clicking it once to select it
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    Then, click the plus sign in the lower-right corner of the clip thumbnail
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    This is a clip of some drone footage in this video.
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    Now, zoom in by spreading the fingers across the trackpad
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    You will have an enlarged view of the clip. The thing about this particular drone footage is that you just hear the sound of the motor. It's not good audio to be using.
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    To detach the audio, right-click along the timeline
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    In the pop-up menu that appears, click "Detach Audio"
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    Now, you can click on the audio below the image timeline
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    Delete it by pressing the "delete" key on the keyboard
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    Next, click a frame or click and drag the timeline to select frames where you'd like to talk over
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    Then, enable the microphone by clicking the microphone icon
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    The microphone icon is located to the lower-left corner of the video preview. You will know the microphone is enabled when you see the bars to the left of the red record button.
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    Now, click the settings icon to the right of the record button
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    A pop-up window will appear.
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    Click "Input Source" to select the audio input
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    For this tutorial, the "Input Source" is set to "Yeti Stereo Microphone". This is the microphone being used. It can be a different microphone (even the internal one that is built-in to your computer). The volume level is currently set to 100%. Some microphones or mixer boards have a gain control. If you don't have that or if you speak very loudly, then you may notice that the green bars will not move at all or become yellow or even red.
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    Let's leave the volume level at 100% to keep the bars in the green area
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    Once you've finished adjusting your settings, click the record button
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    You will have a three-second countdown before you start recording audio.
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    Click the record button to stop recording
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    After the audio has been recorded, you can press the space bar on the keyboard to listen to how the audio sounds
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to detach audio and create a voice-over using iMovie. If you're having trouble detaching audio or creating a voice-over for your footage, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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