About Audio in Motion

You can add audio files to your project and use markers and keyframes to sync the audio with other events in your project. You can import several different types of audio files, including the audio tracks from QuickTime movie clips. For each mono audio file you add to a project, Motion creates a single audio track. For each multichannel audio file you add to a project, Motion creates a single audio track for each channel.

You can turn audio tracks on and off, select and play individual tracks, mute and solo tracks, and control volume and pan settings for each track in the Audio tab of the Project pane.

Figure. Project pane showing Audio tab.

You can add keyframes for volume and pan to an audio track and trim an audio track in the Audio Editor or in the Keyframe Editor. You can also trim an audio track in the Timeline.

Figure. Timing pane showing Audio Editor.

You can export audio with video, or export audio alone, in a variety of formats. See Exporting Audio for a list of the audio export formats Motion supports.

If you have Soundtrack Pro installed, an audio file that exists in a Motion project can be opened and modified in Soundtrack Pro. The modified file is automatically updated in Motion. For more information, see Using Soundtrack Pro with Motion.