Inserting and removing music from a slide show.

John-Duane wrote on 12/11/2019, 19:57

Photostory Deluxe Version 19.0.1.18

Inserting music in sequence is not a problem. My questions: 1.) What is the fastest way to completely remove music from a slide show?

2.) How do you remove a single track from, say a 10 track slide show and insert a different track into the same place?

3.) On the slide show I am now working on, I decided to change the music completely. I had 6 tracks installed. I removed them the only way I know, by clicking on the end of track and sliding it to the left until it disappeared. After all of the tracks had been removed, I was left with a few remnants that I could not eliminate. Although the remnants (3) were no thicker than a single line, the music was never completely eliminated. When I inserted the new track, it went to what was the end of the original storyline. I had to click and slide the track to the beginning of the slide show to get it in its' proper position. Additional tracks installed correctly in sequence.

Any ideas? Thank you, John

Comments

emmrecs wrote on 12/11/2019, 20:23

@John-Duane

The latest version of PS Deluxe is 19.0.1.24 so you might want to consider updating.

The simplest method of removing a whole track is to ensure that only that track and all its content is highlighted (hold down Shift, click on the first and last objects) and then simply press the Delete key. A group of tracks can be similarly dealt with; just make sure they are all highlighted first.

The problem of those short "leftovers", assuming you are using Timeline mode, simply zoom in to each one (the "lines" will grow bigger) and again, highlight and Delete. The reason why your "new" music went to the end of your "storyline" is because of those remaining leftovers.

HTH

Jeff

Last changed by emmrecs on 12/11/2019, 20:25, changed a total of 1 times.

Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

johnebaker wrote on 12/11/2019, 20:29

Hi

. . . . What is the fastest way to completely remove music from a slide show? . . . . .

Select all the music clips by holding down the Ctrl key and left click with the mouse on each music clip (object) then press the delete key (Del)

. . . . How do you remove a single track from, say a 10 track slide show and insert a different track into the same place? . . . .

This is called Exchange object - select the object to be replaced, select the new object in the Media pool and then click the Exchange button - do note that any differences in length of the new object will cause movement left or right of the objects following it.

. . . . clicking on the end of track and sliding it to the left until it disappeared. . . . . I was left with a few remnants that I could not eliminate . . .

This only shortens the object to the smallest possible duration ie 1 frame - see the first item above for deletion.

These are basic editing operations - I would advise you to read the pdf manual available under Help

HTH

John EB

Last changed by johnebaker on 12/11/2019, 23:41, changed a total of 1 times.

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX, MEP Premium, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015.

Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

browj2 wrote on 12/11/2019, 20:36

@John-Duane

Hi,

I am totally lost as to what you are doing.

In timeline view, PhotoStory only has 8 tracks, not 10. You cannot delete, move, or create tracks, they are just there.

You cannot have 6 tracks installed; there are 8.

Are you sure you know what a track is?

In the above, the images are piled one on top of the other. Thus the only one visible is on the highest track number, in this case 8.

Below is the result of using SlideShow Maker and adding music. The images are on track 1, the music on track 4 by default. To remove anything, you just click on the object on the timeline and the delete key.

EDIT: John EB explained to me that your use of the term "tracks" refers to the songs or audio objects that you are using. Tracks in that context refers to music tracks on a CD. In video and audio, the term tracks refers what I have shown above. To avoid confusion, please try to use the terminology that you see in the manual.

John CB

Last changed by browj2 on 13/11/2019, 05:18, changed a total of 1 times.

John C.B.

Desktop System - Windows 10 Home 1903; 16Gb RAM; i7 CPU 860@2.80Gz; ATI Radeon HD5770 w1GB; SSD 500GB, HD 2TB; others 1.5TB, 3TB, 500GB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB; dual monitors - 27" main, 25" secondary; Casio WK-225 piano keyboard; M-Audio M-Track USB mixer; Notebook - Microsoft Surface Pro 4, i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, W10 Pro 1903