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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:55 AM   #1
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Re-adding deleted audio

Just checking to see if there is an easy way to do this.

Say I removed all the audio from a clip or series of clips. Is there an easy way to re-add the audio to the timeline?

Currently I right click, find the media in my project media, add the clip back, line it all up and take the audio.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:00 AM   #2
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For such cases I make occasional numbered backups.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:24 AM   #3
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Re: Re-adding deleted audio

There are scripts available which do this, e. g. Vegasaur's function "Restaure Audio", Excalibur's "Restore Missing A/V" or the single script "RecreateAudioEvents" which is part of the big script collection of Calderwood.org.
Just select the dedicated video events, call the script and you get the audio restaured for all of them in one go.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:24 AM   #4
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Trimmer works well for this purpose.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:27 AM   #5
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DL the trial version of Edward Troxels Excalibur. There is a script that will pull in Orphan audio or video. Highlight the clips you want to restore the audio to and press the button. Done!
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 07:47 AM   #6
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Ultimate S has a feature that finds missing audio, under Audio tab.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 08:20 AM   #7
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So these scripts not just find the once deleted files, but also place them back in the order they were originally edited in? How do they know? This is at least the way I understand the question.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 08:46 AM   #8
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Re: Re-adding deleted audio

You select the video clips that you need "fixed", before hitting apply. Ultimate S, and the others, I presume, simply create a new audio track with the missing audio. In my own case, I then move the new audio to an audio track that I already had and then delete the newly made audio track just to reduce clutter.

The procedure is extremely simple, child's play.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 10:24 AM   #9
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Hi

What a useful bit of info, I've done this a lot, unlinked the audio and removed it only to want it back again, okay if I realise immediately of course as I can 'undo', but often it's too late when I notice I want it back.

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Old May 3rd, 2014, 10:38 AM   #10
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Cheers all. Didn't know if Vegas had such an option. Time to invest in vegasaur I think.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:04 AM   #11
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Re: Re-adding deleted audio

Danny, Ultimate S offers a Multicam feature that is, to me, far superior to Vegas' multicam as well as many other features, but Vegasaur does look very interesting.

Have any Ultimate S users used Vegasaur and can you compare the two? It seems they offer many similar features but also many that the other does not.

Ulitmate S is more expensive, but the multicam feature alone has made it worthwhile to me. I've used it for years but I've not really looked at Vegasaur before either, so I appreciate this thread.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:30 AM   #12
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The editors do the multicaming so doesn't bother me ;)

But that's also why I need a script to re-add audio after they remove it and I think it would be better with it.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 06:33 AM   #13
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Re: Re-adding deleted audio

Been trying Vegasaur, Ultimate S, Exchalibur and Vegas Production assistant and looks like were going for Vegasaur.

One thing I liked was the ability to batch render. Couple of clicks and have my DVD, BD, USB and Web versions done while I sleep. Vegasaur is the only one which seems to do this efficiently. All the others either have a one click for one format but not the other or had a really complex setup process for something which would be quicker using the built in batch render script.

Plus it does a whole load of other stuff.

Ultimate S was close but the interface is horrid, just horrid. They clearly started out years ago and have just added things as times gone by. The thing needs a total interface re-write.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 09:30 AM   #14
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Danny, I wrote Excalibur. It was the first commercially available script for Vegas back when Vegas Pro 4 added scripting. It started because I wanted to simplify my own multi-cam editing projects.

As for adding the missing audio, here's what it does: It will look at the selected video event, look to see if the underlying clip also had audio, and - if yes - will add the audio from that original clip using that same audio segment onto a new audio track.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 02:32 PM   #15
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Ah... thanks for the explanation, Edward. I keep forgetting that for you guys most video events come with their own sound tracks so they can be replaced. I edit tracks to silent video events with sound coming from independent sources.
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