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Q: How do I remove Audio from Video ?

Answer: To remove the Audio component from a Video clip in Sony Movie Studio or Sony Vegas Pro, you must first "Un-Group" the two layers. Only then can you right-click on the Audio Layer and select delete.

This method can also be used vice versa to remove the Video and keep the Audio Component, or simply for taking the audio and video out of sync and moving each layer freely around the timeline.

Method 1

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Right-click on the Video or Audio Layer on the timeline.

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Now the two layers are free to move independently.

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Right-click on the layer you wish to Delete.

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Now you have just the Video Layer.

Method 2

The 2nd method is great for very quick edits. Simply press the button shown in the screen shot to un-group the video from audio. Please make sure you turn this off once finished, otherwise you can end up in a really big mess.

un-grouping

Method 3 

There is a way to avoid this situation completely. Instead of using a Left Mouse click and dragging your files onto the timeline, use a Right Mouse click instead. When you let go of the mouse button, a menu will appear with different options. Select Add Video Only - Add Video Across Time. This will import the Video component only.

Importing video only

 

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    Berkcan · 03:57 15/02/2019
    U are awesome! :))))))
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      Derek
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      · 10:22 15/02/2019
      Cheers
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    hhappylol
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    · 16:19 03/08/2018
    Wow, the above 3 methods are fantastic. previously, I always use Free HD Video Converter to remove the audio from video. fortunately, the software is free, LOL. Now, i can remove audio from video more simple and direct. Thanks for your sharing!
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      Derek
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      · 19:07 03/08/2018
      Cheers
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    Rebecca Lindsey · 10:13 07/03/2018
    Need some assistance....I have a client who uses Sony Vegas for Radio Voice overs...if he has 5 files saved and wants to delete #5, it allows him to; however when he reopens the software it demands he find file #5. Any suggestions??
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      Derek
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      · 10:27 07/03/2018
      After you delete a file from the timeline, it is still there in the Project Media tab.
      If you then deleted that file from your computer or moved it to a different location, Vegas is going to still try and load it, because it is part of your Project Media pool.
      Solution: After removing any files from the timeline that are no longer needed, go to Tools/Clean Project Media - this will remove all excess files from the Project Media tab. Finally, you must then re-save the project in it's new "cleaned up" state. Next time you open this project, then problem will be gone!
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        Rebecca Lindsey · 11:05 07/03/2018
        Okay, I have shared this with my client and will let you know if that works for him. He was also asking if perhaps there is a local expert he maybe able to talk to? Thanks for your help!
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          Derek
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          · 14:01 07/03/2018
          If he has anymore questions, tell him to join the Movie Studio Zen Forum and ask questions there. This is my forum and there are many experienced Vegas users who help me to answer anything about Vegas - it is a very friendly and helpful community.
          https://www.moviestudiozen.com/forum/index
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    Phil O · 08:00 17/11/2017
    Thanks ... so easy when you know how ... no BS, just clarity.
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    Hotdogplant · 09:59 20/04/2017
    Thank you so much for your help!!!!!
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    Sean · 17:26 04/11/2016
    Just tried method 1 with Vegas Movie studio 11 HD Platinum and it worked a treat thank you so much :-) would you believe in the 4 yrs I have this and over 700+ YouTube videos over several channels I never knew this option existed until now :-) you have saved me so much fluffing about I dread to think what else I have been doing wrong :-)
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      Derek
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      · 19:41 04/11/2016
      Thanks for your comment Sean !
      I'm still learning tricks with Vegas, years after the journey began.
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    CrystalMaiden77 · 09:02 21/10/2016
    Method 3 worked! When none of the other methods did. I'm using Movie Studio Platinum 13, so if it's a Platinum version and the tutorials don't apply to even it, well...
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      Derek
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      · 14:06 21/10/2016
      All three methods shown DO work in ALL Platinum versions of Movie Studio and Vegas Pro.
      If other methods are not working, you're doing something wrong.
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    Jessica · 00:34 06/10/2016
    So none of this shows up in Sony Movie Studios 13. No option to ungroup when right clicking. No U button. Every tutorial I find doesn't work with it... I'm so confused.
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      Derek
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      · 15:55 06/10/2016
      All the tutorials on this website for Movie Studio are made with [b]Platinum[/b] versions only!
      It sounds like you have the basic non-platinum version, which does not include more advanced controls.
      You maybe able to use Method 3 ?
      Your best option is to upgrade to a Platinum version. I would actually recommend Movie Studio Platinum Suite 13.
      If you enter your current serial number into this upgrade page, you should get good discount for Platinum or Platinum Suite.
      https://support2.magix.com/customer/vegas/upgrade
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    Jasim · 01:48 08/05/2015
    Hi, whenever i drag the video to the timeline the audio of the video does not appear on the timeline, could u please give a solution for this. i want the audio of the video to be together
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