FilmoraPro Video Editor
How you can import Media Files
1. Importing the Media Files
To put your audio/video file to timeline, first need to import in FilmoraPro using the Media Panel. Under the Media Panel, either click on the Import button or apply drag and drop facility to upload the files.
You can get into the Supported Formats page to find out which format is compatible with the tool as well as all the available types.
Once you upload the file under Media Panel, it will become like a media asset that will further get modified or organized using video editing tools. You can use any particular file more than once or many times. Also, whatever changes you made does not affect the source file as FilmoraPro uses only the original archive as the reference.
If you delete any media asset or make a copy in the FilmoraPro, that does not remove or copy the original file stored under the hard drive of the system. Also, if you want to use the same FilmoraPro project in different computers, then you can access all the media assets from the different system while working on audio/video editing process.
Additional Import Options available with the tool
To get access to other Import options, you need to click on the arrow sign next to Import button.
- Media option – Here you can Import the audios/videos or images.
- Image Sequence option – With it, you can import the images which are numbered in a sequence, to compile as a single video. For the purpose, you must ensure that the image folder should have unique sequentially arranged images, that is, should not have any other files.
- Titles option– Help you to add a pre-built title using one of the included templates. To get more information, refer to the Importing Titles part at Creating Text and Titles.
To customize the media asset, you can use the gear symbol present on the right side of each file under the Media Panel. Besides, if you right-click the file and select properties, then also you can customize the media asset.
How Automatically Syncing applied to Separate Audio and Video Recordings
Automatic sync facility enables you to sync the audio and video files under the Media Panel, even when they get recorded separately.
First, you need to import both the audio and video files into the FilmoraPro software. Then select the video file and press Ctrl key (Windows) or Cmd key for (Mac). Now while holding the key, select the audio file. When done with that, right-click on any of the file (audio or video) and opt for Merge Audio/Video function.
Now, FilmoraPro will recognize both the selected files and replace the audio track of video file with the selected one (Audio track). Once the synchronization gets completed, the new media asset will appear under Media panel for further editing on the Timeline.
To get further information, visit Syncing Audio and Video Files page.
2. Process of Relinking the Offline Files
If there exists any offline file that is in use, then just after you open the existing project on FilmoraPro, you will receive immediate notification. Under the Media Panel, you can view all the offline files. So you can relink your offline data from your system’s hard drive, and FilmoraPro will save the work process after then.
Why Does a File Go Offline? (Explanation)
FilmoraPro uses the original files, and whenever you add a file you to Media Panel, media asset gets generated. This way, any change or setting you made on the media asset, does not affect the source file. However, if due to some reason delete the original file from your system, rename it or change its location, then the media asset to go offline. As software tries to searches the data on an obsolete path. If the hard drive containing the source file gets disconnected from the system, then Media assets also get offline.
Here is an example showing the offline file display under Medial Panel:
You will receive the following message under the Viewer Panel if any asset is offline on the Timeline:
However, you are capable of editing a project even if a file is offline. But, the preview function and Play option on FilmoraPro will not work until you relink them to the source file.
Here are the following ways to relink the offline files:
How Restoring the Source File works?
The fastest way to get back the file online is through restoring its original state.
- Bring the file back to its old location if removed by chance.
- Change the name of a file to its original name, if you changed it previously.
- Restore accidentally deleted file from the Recycle Bin.
- If the external hard drive that contains the source file gets disconnected, then, reconnect it.
After this, FilmoraPro will detect the source file automatically and present it online once you have restores the original file.
The process to Relinking the Individual Files
You can relink all the offline files using the cog icon under the Media Panel, then selecting the Relink button. A file browser window will appear, from where you need to locate your source file.
Batch Relinking process
Whenever you opened a project on FilmoraPro, it detects the offline files automatically. If multiple files are offline, then you need to double click the media asset to relink them. From the browser window that opened up, create a new path for the source file. Then, FilmoraPro will search for all the missing data and relink them from the newly created location. Thus, relinking of the entire folder that contains all the lost audio/video files becomes easy by creating a single folder under this process.
3. Replacing the Media
Replacing media asset under the media panel is also possible with easy steps.
You can take the help of Ctrl, Alt, and Shift key. Holding them all together and then using drag and drop. You can put all the new files at the top position of the old media asset.
For Mac users, they need to hold the Cmd+Alt key to do the following task. If the asset that was replaced by your end, added in the Timeline, then the old footage will get deleted and replaced with new ones. This process applies to audio, video, and image files only.