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  • Keep audio and detached video in sync?

  • Laurie Pepper

    January 22, 2023 at 12:31 am

    Here’s my problem. I keep an original track in my timeline, for reference, so I can be sure that the music in the performance I’m working on is ALWAYS in sync. with the image. As soon as I detach the audio from that reference track, it tends to drift and cause problems and it no longer syncs with the reference track (or anything else.). I want to keep that reference track at the bottom of my timeline for BOTH audio and video referencing, but sometimes I would like to hide the video. The only way to hide the video is to detach the audio and then disable video. But then the audio inevitably goes out of sync and I can’t wed the two tracks back together. Suggestions please for hiding the image at will when I need to?????? But still keeping it firmly attached to its audio track?

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    January 22, 2023 at 12:46 am

    Hey Laurie,

    FCPX is a real pain in the back-side when it comes to keeping track of sync across clips.

    Sadly they haven’t got around to making the “info” panel that PPro have – just line up your cursor, and it will show you timecodes at that point across all tracks – very helpful when working with 3 cameras and external audio recorder.

    However, PPro won’t solve your problem – sorry for getting lost.

    If I was you, the quickest way is to double up on the clip, so you have the two video clips “stuck” together, with one attached audio track “muted”, and one that you move around.
    At least then you can get back to where you started.

    Hope this helped you, and will hopefully get Apple to put some effort into developing FCPX.


  • Jeremy Garchow

    January 22, 2023 at 1:03 am

    Turn the video opacity to zero

    Or break apart the clips, then make a compound clip, then open the compound clip and hide the video.

  • Ben Balser

    January 22, 2023 at 6:41 am

    All original audio must be the same sample rate, and the Project must be set to the same audio sample rate. Frame rate has nothing to do with this, so you know. FCPX will try to… never mind… I’ll just say that for now. Verify audio sample rates of everything.

  • Laurie Pepper

    January 22, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    Yeah. Duhhh. I realized the opacity thing AFTER I posted this!

  • Laurie Pepper

    January 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks! Will do!

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