I’m learning about Roles, Synched clips, etc in FCPX.
I have a bunch of video clips imported into FCPX. They’re slated and labeled with the appropriate camera/angle.
I also have all my rough mixed audio 2 mixes imported into my project.
So, I have something like this for my video clips:
And then I have the same for audio files:
I went to each video clip and selected it and then selected the correct audio file and created a SYNCHRONIZED CLIP. I did this for each video clip so I could deal with already synched audio to my video clips within my timeline. Now I have synched clips that I can edit within my timeline/storyline.
I want to assign the audio within the synched clips to a role called “TEMP AUDIO” so I can easily mute/unmute any audio that isn’t a final mix. When I select the synched clip on my timeline, within the Audio Roles dropdown in the inspector, I’m unable to assign an audio role to that clip.
If I double click on the synched clip, it will open in the storyline editor and show me the single video and audio file used in that synched clip.
I can highlight the audio file in that synched clip and assign the role there but if I have to do this for every synched video clip in my timeline, it’ll take forever.
I tried assigning the audio role in my Clips Browser. It successfully assigned the audio clip to the new role but that didn’t change the synched clips role. When I change the audio clip within the browser, it doesn’t impact that audio on my timeline.
What am I missing? Why can’t I re-assign audio roles within a synched clip?