Volume Sliders Have No Effect
by David Bark on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:11:17 pm
I sent an FCP project with multiple audio tracks to STP MultiTrack Project. (Per the Apple Training Book.) According to the text, when the playhead is over a track, you should be able to use it to adjust levels. Whether I'm using the slider in the timeline or the mixer, there is no effect to the track. The volume level stays the same. The Envelope lines do not change. Thought maybe the training files from Apple were buggy, so I tried it with my own FCP project. Still nothing. What am I missing?
Re: Volume Sliders Have No Effect by aaron martinez on Nov 4, 2010 at 8:53:48 am
i was just playing around with STP and i had the same problem... maybe this will help...
above and to the left of the little speaker icon is the name of the track and there is a little arrow. twirl it down and you should see the envelopes. when i file is exported with FCP, FCP will make keyframes for the levels and i am assuming the pan as well.
if you look above the timeline you will see the word READ, this is the automation mode, i believe if it is set to read, it will not record any changes made, change this setting to latch or touch and you can adjust the levels on the fly.
i do not use STP often, so there may be a better workflow, but i erase all keyframes sent from fcp and readjust the levels in STP. luckily my project is only 2 minutes.
for this project i even exported an OMF from FCP and then imported it into STP. doing this you can export with or without levels or pan keyframes, and without transitions(crossfades).
for whatever reason my audio in STP would appear out of sync in STP. with the omf everything was syncd up properly...