3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2013 8:34 AM by Meg The Dog
Thien Do Level 1 (25 points)



I'm working with video clips that have a stereo audio track (guide audio fed into the camera) synch'ed to 4 mono tracks (recorded from a variety of boom mics and lavaliers).


Although I've linked all the audio clips to the video, it still gets a bit cumbersome when performing T or L cuts. When I hold down the Option key, I still have to adjust each of the audio track separately.


Is there a more efficient way to deal with multiple audio tracks? Maybe some way to treat these audio tracks as one unit?


BTW I'm working in FCP 7.





MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 (10,880 points)

    One way:

    Lock the video track.

    Use the Edit Selection Tool to Select the audio transition points

    Final Cut ProScreenSnapz001.png

    This will automatically open the Trim window, where you can move the cut point - in this case I am moving the audio cut(s) 30 frames later than the video cut:

    Final Cut ProScreenSnapz002.png

    which gives me the displacement of all the tracks that I wanted:


    Final Cut ProScreenSnapz003.png


    You can use this quite quickly once you get used to it.



  • Thien Do Level 1 (25 points)

    Thanks. That definitely did the trick.


    I wonder if there's a way to do it without locking the video tracks.

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 (10,880 points)

    Not sure. But you can use the keyboard shortcut Shift + F4 to lock all the video tracks quickly, make your change, and use the same shortcut Shift + F4 to unlock all the tracks to resume normal editing.