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Export Soundtracks Dialog Box

The Export Soundtracks window lets you export a project's soundtrack as an audio .wav file. You can export the different soundtracks as one audio file or export all soundtracks separately.

Parameter Description

Destination Path

Lets you specify the name and location of the XML/AAF file you are creating.

File Pattern

Allows you to enter the prefix or the pattern for the names of the exported files. You can leave this field blank to use the default file naming pattern, type in a file name to use it as a prefix, or type a full pattern using the following variables:

  • %t - Project title
  • %a - Act number
  • %q - Sequence number
  • %s - Scene number
  • %n - Audio track number
TIP: Numbers used in file naming patterns are automatically padded by zeros as needed. You can type a number between the % sign and the variable letter to determine the amount of characters you want the variable to use. For example, with the variable %4s, scene 1 would appear as scene 0001.

Options

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.

Sound Settings

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.

Export Range

All

Exports the entire storyboard’s soundtrack.

Selected Scenes

Select this option and click Select to open the Scenes Picker dialog box in which you can select specific scenes to export. You can also select your scenes per sequence if your project contains sequences.

Current Scene

Exports only the currently selected scene’s soundtrack.

Open folder after export

Storyboard Pro automatically opens the folder that contains the exported audio files.