In Storyboard Pro, you can export your project’s audio into Waveform Audio Files (.wav). You can also choose to export a single track for your whole project, or to separate it by scene, sequence or act.
- Select File > Export > Soundtrack.
The Export Soundtracks window opens.
- In the Destination Path section, click the Browse button and choose a folder in which to save the exported files.
- In the File Pattern field, type in a prefix
or a file naming patternfor the exported files —see About File Naming Patterns.
- In the Options section, select the way you want the software to process your soundtracks:
- Process Soundtracks Individually: Exports the different sound layers to be exported as individual soundtracks.
- Merge All Soundtracks: Merges all the sound layers onto one single soundtrack.
- Don't Break Sound: Exports the sound layers as one complete soundtrack. Depending on whether you selected to export the sound layers individually or merged, one single soundtrack will be exported or one soundtrack per layer will be exported.
- Break Sound Per Scene: Divides the soundtracks in sound files per scene. Depending on whether you selected to export the sound layers individually or merged, one single soundtrack will be exported per scene or one soundtrack per layer will be exported per scene.
- Break Sound Per Sequence: Divides the soundtracks in sound files per sequence. Depending on whether you selected to export your sound layers individually or merged, one single soundtrack will be exported per sequence or one soundtrack per layer will be exported per sequence.
- Break Sound Per Act: Divides the soundtracks into sound files per act. Depending on whether you selected to export your sound layers individually or merged, one single soundtrack will be exported per act or one soundtrack per layer will be exported per act.
- In the Sound Settings section:
- Sample Rate: Sets the frequency rate of the exported audio files. It is recommended to export sound files at the rate at which they were originally created. For reference, the standard sample rate is 48.0 kHz for broadcasting and DVD.
- Bit Depth: Sets the precision level of each wavelength in the sound file. The standard bit depth is 16 bit. Setting this to 8 bit will cut the size of audio files in half, but will significantly impact sound quality.NOTE: On Windows, audio can only be exported in 16 bit unless QuickTime Player is installed.
- Channels: Allows you to select whether to export sound in Mono or Stereo. Stereo sound uses a separate track for the left and right speakers, which allows to simulate a realistic sound environment. Mono uses a single track for both speakers, which saves disk space.
- In the Export Range section, select whether you want to export the entire project, or only specific parts of it:
- All: Exports the entire storyboard.
- Selected Scenes: Select this option to export a specific selection of scenes. Then, click on the Select button to open the Scenes Picker dialog box, in which you can:
- Type the number of a sequence or of a scene in the Sequence or Scene fields in the Filter section, to only show matching sequences or matching scenes in the list.
- Click and drag to select a range of scenes.
- Hold the Ctrl key and click on each scene you want to add to your selection.
- Hold the Shift key, then click on the first scene and the last scene you want to add to your selection, to select every scene between those two scenes inclusively.
- If your project has sequences, click on a sequence to select every scene in that sequence.
- Current Scene: Exports only the currently selected scene.
- Select the Open folder after export option to have the system automatically open the folder containing your exported audio files.
- Click on the Export button.