Export Audio Dialog Box

The Export Audio dialog allows you to export your project's audio tracks into sound files. You can choose to export a single file for all your project's audio tracks, or to export each audio track individually. You can also choose to export a single track for your whole project, or to separate it by scene, sequence or act.

Parameter Description

Destination Path

Allows you to specify the directory in which to save the exported files. You can click on the Browse button right of the field to browse your file system and select the destination folder.

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 Audio Tracks Individually

Exports each audio track in your project into separate sound files.

Merge All Audio Tracks

Mixes down all the audio tracks in your project into a single soundtrack before exporting it.

Process Audio Tracks Individually and Merged

Exports each audio track into separate sound files, then exports another file with all the audio tracks mixed together.

Don't Break Sound

Exports audio tracks spanning for the entire length of your project. If you chose to merge audio tracks, you will have one sound file for the entire project. If you chose to export audio tracks separately, you will have one sound file for each audio track in your project.

Break Sound Per Scene

Breaks down each exported audio track into scenes. If you chose to merge the audio tracks, you will have one sound file for each scene in your project. If you chose to export audio tracks separately, you will have one sound file per scene per audio track.

Break Sound Per Sequence

Breaks down each exported audio track into sequences. If you chose to merge the audio tracks, you will have one sound file for each sequence in your project. If you chose to export audio tracks separately, you will have one sound file per sequence per audio track. This option is only available if your project contains sequences.

Break Sound Per Act

Breaks down each exported audio track into acts. If you chose to merge the audio tracks, you will have one sound file for each act in your project. If you chose to export audio tracks separately, you will have one sound file per actper audio track. This option is only available if your project contains acts.

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 audio.

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 audio.

Open folder after export

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