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Can you mute an entire track in FCPX?

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Cartoonguy Calculating status...
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Sep 2, 2012 11:08 PM

In the old Final Cut, you could have a number of audio clips on a given audio track and turn all those clips off in one move, by muting the track.  In FCPX, the clips kind of float here and there as you edit, so is it no longer possible to mute all of them in one go rather than going through each single clip and doing it over and over? 

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Sep 2, 2012 11:12 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Select the clips and press Alt+G to make them into a Compound Clip - then whenever you want to mute the audio, select the Compound and press 'V'.

    Andy

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Sep 3, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Works for me!

    I selected the three clips,

     

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    pressed Alt+G to put them all in a compound clip,

     

     

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    then with the clip still selected, pressed 'V' to mute them all.

     

     

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    Andy

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Sep 3, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Oh - right, just realised you want to break this apart and work on it again - I'll think about that (must be a way).

    Sorry if I've wasted your time.

    Andy

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Sep 3, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Got it! . . . ROLES!

     

    Go to the Roles Tab in the timeline index and uncheck Audio (or Dialogue in my case).

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    You can assign any Role name to any clip and it will appear in that box - so you can turn on and off!

    Andy

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Sep 4, 2012 12:42 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Glad to be of help, David!

     

    Just to reiterate the solution for this:

    Go to the Roles Tab in the timeline index and uncheck Audio (or Dialogue in this case).

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    You can assign any Role name to any clip or text etc and then it will appear in the Timeline Index box (bottom left of the Project Library). This means you can turn any item (or set of items) on and off!

    Andy

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    You need to Export > Roles, then choose which you want.

    Andy

  • Paul Zetter Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    I have some sympathy with you - if I select some roles and deselect others in the timeline these choices should be respected in the share/export. However what you need is just a click away in the share box.

     

    You just choose Export Roles as multitrack quicktime and select the roles/subroles you want included under each of the pull downs.

     

    Granted, it's one more click but if you separate selecting/deselecting roles in the timeline during the edit from what roles you want to export in the output it may help.  However, I'm with you, I'd rather have the export respect what I've selected/deselected in the timeline.

     

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