5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 11:12 AM by Tom Wolsky
jenlarso Level 1 (0 points)

New to FCP X -- still trying to figure things out.  I have a bunch of still images that were put into timeline -- all 10 seconds.  I was changing the duration of groups of them within the timeline and everything was going great...timeline would ripple down after shortinging the duration. 


But for no apparent reason...things changed and now changing the duration only shortens each one but doesn't ripple the rest of the timeline down (see pic).


Can anyone explain how to fix this?  I've been trying to fix it for awhile now and getting nowhere.  Thanks in advance.

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  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    I'm guessing previously you had the stills on the primary storyline. This will ripple as you lengthen and shortened items. These images are connected clips. They're completely independent of each other. If you want them to behave like the primary storyline, select them and use Clip>Create Storyline. Cmd-G (group). They'll all be linked together on a storyline, connected to the primary, and anything you change in the storyline will ripple just as it did on the primary.

  • Neil Sinclair Level 3 (850 points)

    Tom beat me to it and put it more concisely !!

  • jenlarso Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to both of you!  I obviously have a lot still to figure out about FCP X.  Been using FCP in various formats for over almost 10 years but this version is taking a lot more time getting used to.  I really appreciate getting help on this board in a matter of minutes after posting a question!

  • markfrompluneret Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello I tried changing the duration of multiple stills when music was already added and I got this. Is there any way of avoiding this, perhaps by desyncing the audio from the image first perhaps? Thanks


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  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    Are the stills on the primary storyline? I'm not clear what's going on, but it sounds as if you may need to lift the stills out of the primary storyline, make them into a secondary storyline and then ripple their duration. This will of course make the stills lose sync with the audio.