You can import sound clips (.wav, .aif, .aiff, or .mp3) into an audio track at the first frame or at the current frame. If the sound clip does not already exist in your project, Storyboard Pro copies the file from its present location to the audio folder in your storyboard project folder. You must work in the Timeline view.
- In the Timeline view, select the audio track in which you want to import sound clips.
- Do one of the following:
- In the top menu, select File > Import > Sound Clip.
- Right-click on the audio track in which you want to import sound clips, then select Import Sound Clips.
- Right-click on the empty space below the tracks in the Timeline view, then select Import Sound Clips.
The Import Sound Clips dialog box opens.
- Click on the Browse button.
- In the file browser, locate and select the sound file that you want to add to your project, then click on Open.
- In the Target Audio Track panel, select New Audio Track if you want to create a new audio track and import the sound file in it, or Current Audio Track if you want to import the sound file into the selected audio track.
- In the Target Frame section, select whether you want the sound clip to be added to the First Frame of the audio track or to the Current Frame, where the timeline cursor is.
- If you selected the Current Audio Track option, and if other sound clips are present in the target audio track, specify what will happen if the imported sound clip is too long and spans over another existing sound clip by selecting an Import Rule:
- Overwrite Existing Sound Clips: If there are existing sound clips where the imported clips are supposed to be added, the existing clips will be overwritten.
- Fill Next Available Frames: If there are existing sound clips where the new clips are supposed to be added, the clips will be trimmed just before the existing clips.
- Select the Set as default and don’t show dialogue again option if you want to use the same settings next time you need to import a sound file.
The selected sound files will be added to your project as sound clips, in the selected destination audio track, at the selected position.
- Open an Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS) window.
- Browse to the location of the sound files you want to import.
Select all the sound files you want to import.TIP
You can select multiple files by doing one of the following:
- While pressing Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ (macOS), click on each file you want to select.
- While pressing Shift, click on the first file you want to select, then one the last file you want to select to select every file in-between.
- Make sure that both the Storyboard Pro window and the Explorer or Finder window are visible.
- In the lower half of the Timeline view, scroll vertically to the audio track in which you want to insert sound clips, then scroll horizontally to the point in time where you want to insert sound clips.
In the Explorer or Finder window, click and drag on one of the selected files, then drop them in the audio track where you want to import them, at the time where you want them to be imported.
The selected sound clips will be added to the target audio track, at the point in the timeline where you dropped them.