Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to olliem601)
Not exactly sure what you're editing. A screen shot might help. You would need to connect the audio to something that isn't moving. Cmd-opt-click on the audio adjacent to where you want to connect will change the connection point. Of you're editing picture to audio it's sometimes easier to place the audio on the primary storyline and connect the video, or to edit the video into a connected secondary storyline.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Thanks for the response, im editing an amination project, and have put together most of it. i was waiting for reshoots to be done, so i could fill in the gaps we had in our project but as i had edited everything else, the audio was locked if you like in place, all i want to do is just line up these clips.
ive attached a screen shot, the audio track in yellow needs to stay where it is, the clip above needs to move to the right to join the others. everytime i move it, it moves the audio with it, ive tried the "p" button but that moves audio too.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to olliem601)
If you are editing starting with the audio and need to adjust the video, and keeping the audio where it is, then the most convenient way to do it is to place the audio in the primary storyline. You can then connect the video to it. Then you drag the video and the audio stays put. You may turn the video (or parts of it) into secondary storyline(s), if you want. These have basically all the functionality of the primary storyline, so you can add transitions, move everything together, etc.
It may look like this (the example is from a small school project of my son about ColdPlay, set to excerpts of songs from the band):
Note that the audio is in the primary storyline. Most of the video (in this case, still images) is in a secondary storyline
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to Luis Sequeira1)
is there a way of moving all my audio now into the main storyline? ive pretty much finished editng my project, im just doing the fine tuning, and replacing fliller clips with the ones we want to use so everything is on the timeline, whats the best way to move it so audio is in the storyline?
thanks for your help
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to olliem601)
Since you have almost finished editing, I suggest you first make a duplicate of your project, just in case something goes wrong. (File->Duplicate Project, and choose to only duplicate the project, since you'll be using the same media and events).
Consider this example:
You need to move the video away from the primary storyline (select the clips there and do Cmd-opt-up arrow to move the video up - this will leave a gap clip and move all the video above as connected clips).
For some reason, it appears that Cmd-opt-down does NOT work with audio only clips (it does work for video clips).
But the point is: it does not matter now. You can just leave the gap clip in the primary and adjust the video part. The audio will stay as it is, below the gap, so it looks like this will do what you need.
Oh, and the "option" key is the same as "alt".