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Quick Start Editing Guide
Quick Start Editing Guide

A summary of the editing features available inside Alitu: text based editing, removal of uhms and ahhs, audio clips and waveform editing

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Introduction

Inside the Alitu editor there are a number of features that help you edit your audio with ease:

Below is our full video guide to editing in Alitu.

Waveform Editing

This is the traditional way of editing your audio in Alitu.
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You edit using a simple click and drag motion to make an edit and then select "Cut This Out".


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Text-based Editing

A recent addition to the Alitu editing tools, ir allows you to make edits using a transcript. To use the text based editing, toggle on the audio transcript and allow the transcript to be generated. Then use a click and drag motion to highlight the text you want to edit and select "Cut This Out".

You will see a corresponding edit in the waveform also.

Magic Filters

This is a great time saving feature of the Alitu Editor.

It will remove unwanted silences and remove fillers words such as ahs and ums.

To use the feature, select the magic filters button from the top left of the editor toolbar, toggle on what filters you want to apply to your audio, press "apply filters".

This will create corresponding edits in your audio which you can then fully control by adjusting, removing and previewing.
You can also easily remove the Magic Filters if they are not needed for your audio. You do this by toggling the filters off inside the "Filters" button.
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Splitting a File

The ability to split a file can be an extremley handy tool, especiailly if you need to insert something like an advert in your podcast.

To split a file, select on your audio where you want to split, choose the "split" button from the top left of the editor toolbar, give your split files appropriate names and press split.
This will split that one file into two new files inside your episode.
Any previous edits remain intact

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Creating an Audio Clip (Clipping tool)

Easily extract short clips of audio to your library or add add to your episode.
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Select the clip tool from the editor toolbar and then drag over the area of audio you want to extract the audio for the clip, select "export clip". The clip will then be available in your library to use. A really quick and handy way to to create clips for use in your episode or to create a teaser, trailer or for use in another episode.

We have more detailed articles available on all the ways you can edit in Alitu.

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