Adding Visual Waveforms to Videos as Effects

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I would LOVE to see the ability to create visual waveforms that overlay our videos like http://wavve.co/ (see gif below). With video on social growing I think this would be a huge value add for people like me who do podcasts but want to also capture the video component as well! 

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  • bummed we can't do this yet...

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Randy Walker

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I would love this feature!
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To both folks requesting this, how would you use it? When a project needed something like this recently, we used this technique in After Effects:



Here's a freebie you can experiment with:
https://www.videvo.net/video/sound-wave-alpha-matte/1674/

Can you explain exactly how you would use this? Or even create a demo clip, using the free sample above?






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Randy Walker

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Pretty much exactly like the example in the original post: a static image (cover art) with a waveform of the audio playing.
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Randy, thanks for replying, but I'm still curious what you are envisioning:
  • Just a cute motion graphic to jazz up the cover art? 
  • Precisely synchronized frequency spectrum (like the AE tutorial above)?
  • Scrolling amplitude waveform synchronized to some point on the screen?
  • A different data display altogether?
I guess the real question is, is this meant to convey data or just look cool? (just looking cool is fine, by the way!)
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Randy Walker

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Mostly to jazz up a static image but it should match the audio track
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When you say static, I think of a still, or non-moving image. But I think you're talking about a visualization of waveform/audiogram that moves in real time to match the spoken word, ja?
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Yes, but the audio visualization moving on top of the still image.
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I believe what’s being discussed is what social media users refer to as an “Audiogram”.

 Not to be confused with an “actual audiogram”, which is a graph that’s generated when testing one’s hearing in a clinical setting.



A lot of social media sites don’t allow you to share audio files. So there are apps to turn audio into a still image video with audio wave forms and pop up text as well.

If you google audiogram for social media. You will find a lot of information.

There are easy to use programs specifically for this. They seem like overpriced apps to me.




There’s seem to be some free open source audiogram options as well.    https://alternativeto.net/software/audiogram/

This is to be a growing trend. My guess is in time. Most video editing software will offer a built in feature for this.

Regards,Joe




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This thread is interesting in that I never really thought about folks needing or wanting to share basically only audio clips via social media. Early in the thread life I thought perhaps what the OP was after was maybe something to help with a situation where say an interview by phone was occurring. I see that all the time on the TV where perhaps a news host will be interviewing a politician or other notable person and they only have the audio. They often present a static image of the person they are conversing with. And while reading the thread, it occurred to me that it would make for more visual appeal to also see an audio waveform of the caller as they are talking while presenting the static image of their face.
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My goal was definitely for social media sharing, but that’s another good use!