Video Editing

How to Separate Audio from Video

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Here at Clipchamp, we've created an easy solution for separating audio from video, so you can customise your video exactly how you want. Let’s learn how to run an audio track from one clip into the next, and swap audio clips around. This blog will teach you all you need to know about separating audio with Clipchamp. In it we'll cover:

  • Why would I split audio from my video?

  • How to separate audio from video

Why would I split audio from my video?

Separating audio from video is a great universal editing tool used by many creators. Whether you want to use the audio from single clip audio for a whole video, extract audio from a video to an MP3 file, removing audio tracks or using the trim, and split tools, Clipchamp has the exact tool you are looking for. Anytime a user adds a video with sound onto the timeline, a button will pop up in the Audio panel offering the ability to separate audio from the video. It’s easy-to-use with one click of a button.

How to seperate audio from video

How to separate audio from video

Now let’s learn how to separate audio from video with this easy to follow, step by step tutorial.

Step 1. Create a Clipchamp Create account or log in

Log into your existing Clipchamp account or sign up today for free. 

Create your Clipchamp account.

Step 2. Create a new project

Click Create a video button on the left side bar. Choose an appropriate ratio for the style of video you are creating. We recommend using Widescreen 16:9 ratio if you are wanting to upload to YouTube, Vimeo or a different video sharing platform.

Step 2. Create a new project

Step 3. Upload your video file with audio

Click Browse my files and select the video you want to upload.

Step 3. Upload your video file with audio

Step 4. Drag and drop to timeline

Once your video file has been uploaded to the media library, drag and drop your video onto the timeline.

Step 4. Drag and drop to timeline

Step 5. Separate audio from video

Once your video is on the timeline, the audio panel will appear in the top right corner. Click Separate Audio to separate audio  from the video. The audio file will then appear below your video on the timeline and the video file will be muted. You can change the track volume under Track Volume. This feature allows for more specific, controlled editing of your video and audio files.

Step 5. Separate audio from video

Step 6. Optional - Add in clips during audio

If you want to further edit your video, let’s add in another clip. Clips are able to be inserted during your original video, without having to cut the audio. To do this, select the clip and move your white bar to the time frame you would like to split your clip.

Click Split and your clip will be chopped in half. Drag and drop the secondary clip between the split clips on timeline. The audio will continue to play over all clips.

Step 6. Optional - Add in clips during audio

Step 7. Save and Export project

When you are finished, click Export. Saving options will appear, we recommend saving in 720p or 1080p resolution for the best quality video. Also selecting maximum compression. Click Continue when ready. Save your project to the location of your choice.

Step 7. Save and Export project

You're good to go!

You've got all of the info you need to start separating audio from your videos. We can't wait to see what you create.

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Written by Christie Passaris on September 2, 2020
About the Author

Christie Passaris is a freelance writer by day, and fashion designer by night. While she enjoys creating iconic looks and teaching others about Clipchamp's latest features, her true love is for her dog, Billy the Beagle.

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