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170 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 3:13 PM by dunnery RSS
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Feb 1, 2013 11:59 AM

i have an edited piece of multicam video. the audio is the same for all the cuts as i have a seperate  audio track so none of the audio is beng used from the cameras themsleves. i would like to put a logic compressor on the entire audio track but it will only add the compressor to the individual pieces of the edits . when i drag it from the effects window and drop it on a file it only adds it to the file I dropped it  on. how do i put a compressor across the whole audio track?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to dunnery)

    Make the project a compound clip Opt-G and apply the effect to the compound.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to dunnery)

    Unless you have to apply the effect at the end of the process. If you must have the effect while you edit apply it to one clip and use paste attributes to apply it to the other clips.

  • Paul Figgiani Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to dunnery)

    Whay don't you export a mixdown of the audio segments? Then open that file in an audio editor and apply your dynamics processing. Save it out and re-import the processed file back into FCPX. Reassocciate it with the video accordingly.


    Or - bring the mixdown back into FCPX and apply your compressor to it as a single instance ...



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:52 PM (in response to dunnery)

    if i use an audio track other than the camera audio and then selct edit video clips only, why deos final cut make the audio cuts?


    You're cutting the multicam clip, but the audio remains unchanged. Notice the difference in indicators between a video/audio cut and a video only cut.


    If you're only using one audio track in the multicam clip, then open the angle editor for the multicam clip and apply the effect to the angle there. It will be applied to the whole angle wherever it's used.


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