7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2012 11:25 PM by AndrewD
AndrewD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,

 

When I want to edit the audio of a subclip created in FCP, the entire clip opens in Soundtrack, not just the portion of it that I've made into a subclip. Even if I mark the In and Out in FCP, it opens without showing this segment, so I can't see where the specific portion is.

 

I'm new to using Soundtrack as my editing tool, and my requirements of it are pretty basic, just clean up and cut up audio clips.

 

Is it possible to:

 

– create an audio subclip within Soundtrack? Hopefully something similar to FCP such as marking the In and Out > CMD + U.

 

or

 

– edit the audio of a FCP subclip without saving the clip first as a separate file? (e.g select subclip in FCP > right click > open in editor, perform the edit then see the changes immediately when I roundtrip to FCP)

 

Thank you,

Andrew


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 12Gb RAM; Final Cut Studio
  • 1. Re: Creating or editing subclips
    Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)

    If you want to just edit one little segment of a longer clip, you'll need to export that segment from FCP to make it a stand alone clip.

     

    x

  • 2. Re: Creating or editing subclips
    AndrewD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't understand. The FCP subclip I'm opening in Soundtrack is the little segment of a longer clip. But when I open that in Soundtrack, the entire clip from which it was made appears.

  • 3. Re: Creating or editing subclips
    Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)

    That is because FCP sends the original file to Soundtrack. (The same situation was true with earlier versions of Motion as well).

     

    x

  • 4. Re: Creating or editing subclips
    Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)

    Also, when you "sub-clip" a file, all FCP does is add some pointers to that segment of the clip. It does not create a unique new file. This is why when you send the "sub-clip" to STP, the whole file comes thorugh.

     

    Subclipping has some useful organizational functions but its limits with clip manipulation really soured the deal for me - I do a lot of retiming (slow mo/ accellerated playback) and sub-clips never really worked well in that world. I generally use Markers for organizing elements in longer clips.

     

    YMMV.

     

    x

  • 5. Re: Creating or editing subclips
    AndrewD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that, I understand the limitations now. Back to the original question...Can you tell me how to export the segment I'm working on in FCP to make it a stand alone clip in Soundtrack? I have tried placing In and Out points on the clip, then File > Send to > Soundtrack, and File > Open in Editor. Neither worked.

  • 6. Re: Creating or editing subclips
    Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)

    To create a stand alone clip ...

     

    Set In/Out points then Export, current settings and tell FCP where to put the new file

     

    Import the newly created file back into FCP, put it ont the timeline and send it to Soundtrack.

     

    It takes longer to describe the process than to execute it.

     

    Have fun.

     

    x

  • 7. Re: Creating or editing subclips
    AndrewD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks, that did the trick!