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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    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
          • Moderator
          · 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
      • Moderator
      · 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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    tomorrowbetter · 17:19 02/04/2015
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    Hillie · 09:41 20/12/2014
    Hi Derek, re audio, in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 I have a terrible problem (sorry, didn't want to register for the forum so will put my question here). I finished editing video last night and this morning playing it back on the timeline prior to rendering and uploading to youtube there are beeping sounds throughout the whole video.

    This sound isn't there on other vf's I load for testing this, and it's still there when I render a small loop area. This hasn't happened before. I am on Vista, 4gbs ram, had all other programs off while working. It's gameplay so looks like I will have to do the whole thing again. I tried copy and paste as a file and also on the timeline, no luck.

    I saw an option for turning off gpu acceleration for corrupted video (lines etc) but it's greyed out so I can't access it. I don't think that'd fix my problem anyway. Thanks for any suggestions :smile:
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      Derek
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      · 11:41 20/12/2014
      I just did a quick Google search.
      Sounds like your problem has something to do with a plugin you have used.
      Read these two pages:
      [url]https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.video.desktop/tSz49qoivg0[/url]
      or
      [url]http://www.sonyvegas.co.uk/beeping-sound-during-audio-playback-wave-hammer0/[/url]

      Another thing you could try is this. Do a full program reset and then try a sample render of loop region.
      [b]Do this:[/b]
      Turn Movie Studio/Vegas/DVD Architect Off.
      Hold down CONTROL and SHIFT keys at the same time AND ALSO AT THE SAME TIME double click program icon on Desktop to Boot program.
      Window will pop up.
      Select Delete Cache and Yes.
      This will restore program to Factory Default Settings.
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        Hillie · 12:38 20/12/2014
        Thank you, I've fixed it! I had no luck with the link you gave but when you suggested plugins I had another look at the audio tracks and muted the sound on the "pic in pic" track (commentary on the game track below). That located the problem. So I turned the Volume Slider on that track down halfway. And in the plugin "ExpressFX Audio Restoration" I had the click removal set to 20 and lowering that to around 10 made the beeping go away.

        Thanks for mentioning plugins. Good experience for next time. And thanks for the quick reply. Good thing we're both in Oz. Have a good weekend
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          Derek
          • Moderator
          · 16:30 20/12/2014
          Excellent.
          I have had other people report the same problem a very long time ago, but couldn't remember which plugin caused the problem. I will add this to the FAQ section now.
          Thanks for reporting back.

          :lol:
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            Hillie · 17:20 20/12/2014
            That's great, glad you can use it. I did have a few beeps come back and had to lower the clip removal slider even more, so it looks like a bit of experimenting is needed. I just rendered the vid and it turned out perfectly. A relief since we know what goes into editing.

            I've been following your youtube channel & site for a while now and always go back to it when I run into trouble with Vegas. Thanks again
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              Hillie · 17:22 20/12/2014
              * sorry, meant "click removal".
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    Richard Smith · 14:35 21/10/2014

    I am using the Sony Movie Studio Platinum Suite - Version 12
    Somehow I have lost the audio lines that I was able to see before!! :cry:
    What should I do to see the audio lines again!
    All I can see is just a blank (white box) where the audio lines were!

    In editing and burning movie - I do have audio sound.. but I MISS the
    audio lines :-( "Helps me alot in audio editing"
    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :unsure:
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      Derek
      • Moderator
      · 16:25 21/10/2014
      Hi Richard

      What do you mean by Audio Lines ?
      I will assume you mean Audio Tracks.

      Because I don't know exactly what you mean, I think the easiest thing for you to do is a full program reset. This will default all settings and windows and make the program look like it was just freshly installed. It will also clean the cache which can collect garbage files over time. It is safe to do and will not delete any of your existing projects.

      [b]Do this:[/b]
      Turn Movie Studio Off.
      Hold down CONTROL and SHIFT keys at the same time AND ALSO AT THE SAME TIME double click program icon on Desktop to Boot program.
      Window will pop up.
      Select Delete Cache and Yes.
      This will restore program to Factory Default Settings.

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