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Creating or editing subclips

733 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2012 11:25 PM by AndrewD RSS
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Sep 13, 2012 6:38 PM

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.




– 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,


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 12Gb RAM; Final Cut Studio
  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Sep 15, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to AndrewD)

    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.



  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Sep 16, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to AndrewD)

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



  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Sep 16, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to AndrewD)

    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.





  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Sep 19, 2012 8:41 PM (in response to AndrewD)

    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.




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