Trimming Music in ProShow

ProShow Gold, ProShow Producer

Trimming music in ProShow is easy. To trim your music, click on ‘Audio’ on the top menubar in ProShow and select ‘Manage Soundtracks’ from the drop down list. Now select the music track you would like to trim and then click on the ‘Edit Fades and Timing’ button of the manage soundtrack window.

Editing an audio track in a ProShow slideshow is easy to do using the built-in Audio Trimmer. To trim your music, click on Audio on the top toolbar in either ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer and select Manage Soundtracks from the drop down list. Now select the music track you would like to trim and then click on the Edit Fades and Timing button.

Remember that Proshow makes non-destructive edits, meaning any changes you make to your audio within Proshow, will not affect your original audio file. So you could in theory take a song that is 3 minutes and then trim the audio in Proshow to only use the first minute of the song, while not affecting the original file in anyway.

Edit Fades and Timing in your Song

By going to Edit Fades and Timing from your Soundtrack options, you will see a window like the one shown below. Your wave form here is the audio file you are using, displayed in a graphical manner.

Soundtrack_trimmer

Ways this tool can be very useful

Remove unwanted sections from your music track

Lets say you had a song where there is a long instrumental introduction, but you are not wanting to use that part of the song in your slide show. This is where trimming comes in handy. Simply type in a new Start Time for your audio track and it will begin playing at that time. You can also click and drag the small triangle next to your song’s waveform to the place where you’d like your track to begin.

Remove unwanted silence from your music track

In some cases, an audio track may have 10-20 seconds of un-wanted silence at the end of the song. To remove this portion of the track, simply type in a new End Time and the song will stop playing at that point. You can also use the slider bars mentioned above to trim your track and set a fade-out.

See how this is done in this video below:



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