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I;m using iMovie 10.0.4 and have some static parts

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I'm using iMovie 10.0.4 and have some static parts in my audio clips. How can I use Audacity to remove this problem? I seem to be having trouble copy and pasting from iMovie into Audacity. Thanks for any help.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
Did you try:In the Project browser, double-click the video clip or audio clip (the colored bar that represents a voiceover, a sound effect, or music you’ve added to a clip, shown below) you want to modify.Image of green and purple audio barsClick Audio at the top of the inspector that opens.Select the “Reduce background noise by” checkbox in the Enhance section of the inspector, and then drag the slider to set a percentage of noise reduction.
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
Or you can detach the audio then copy and paste it in a new project and do a custom QT export and export "Sound to AIFF file". Then open that file with Audacity
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hey Mike, thanks for the response. How do you export, though?
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
See here:
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have iMovie 10.0.4, however, and I'm not seeing those same options when I go to export audio.
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
That is iMovie 10
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
Go to File / Share / File then you will see that window
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
When I pull up that window, there is no option for audio only. Just tags and size.
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
You don't see Format:?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No, there is no format drop down menu.
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
Please go to the Apple logo at the upper left of your computer screen to About This Mac and give me this information: • The exact system Version (listed right under OS X ??) • Processor • Memory
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Version 10.9.5
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
I assume iMovie is up to date with the version of Mavericks? Why don't you just upgrade to El Capitan then you can get iMovie 10.1.1?
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
I don't have that exact version of iMovie here but it should still have the same options. I can remote connect and look...
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Yes, I could do that. I wouldn't lose any information or data, however, would I? It's my work computer, so I'm just worried about losing any vital information that I might need for my job. Would my iMovie projects transfer over?
Expert:  Mike replied 12 months ago.
You should run some tests first and have a full backup.. You should be able to open the clip with Quicktime player and then export Audio only:

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