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John Rofrano
How to replace an already trimmed clip on the storyline with a compound clip?
on May 9, 2014 at 1:04:18 am

I've gotten myself it a bit of a jam and was hoping there is an easy fix (don't we always): ;-)

I'm editing dance competition videos and I decided to replace the recorded video from my camera with the feed I got from the sound board. I selected both the video and audio for each dance and chose Synchronize Clips and got a perfect match. Then I adjusted the music volume, trimmed a bit of video off of the clip to tighten up the show timing and added it to my primary story line, edited in some titles and was very pleased with the results. I am totally blown away with how good Synchronize Clips is working.

The problem is I didn't start out this way. I have a number of dances that I didn't synchronize with the audio feed and now they are trimmed and in place and I just want to make a synchronized clip and replace the original on the storyline. The problem is, FCP X won't keep the trimming! If I add the new clip as an Audition it starts at the beginning of the clip, not where I trimmed from. This means I will have to go back and re-trim all of the dances that I've edited already. What I really want to do is just have FCP X use the synchronized clip instead of the original clip.

Is there any way to replace a clip on the primary story line that has been trimmed with a clip of equal length and keep the trimming?

~jr

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John Rofrano
Re: How to replace an already trimmed clip on the storyline with a compound clip?
on May 9, 2014 at 1:51:56 am
Last Edited By John Rofrano on May 9, 2014 at 1:58:35 am

OK, I figure out that I could right-click the original clip and select Open In Timeline and that would allow me to drop the synchronized clip above it, trim the ends and then Overwrite to Primary Storyline and then when I returned from that timeline my primary timeline had the new clip with markers and crossfades, etc. intact. Sweet!

If anyone has a simpler way I'd like to hear about it because I'm still manually re-trimming the clips but al least I'm not loosing the transitions and markers this way.

~jr

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Andy Neil
Re: How to replace an already trimmed clip on the storyline with a compound clip?
on May 9, 2014 at 2:16:22 am

There are two replace functions: Replace from Start and Replace from End that will replace a clip with a new clip using an IN or OUT and the new clip will be the exact length of your original trimmed clip. To perform a Replace from Start for example, select your syncho'd clip and mark an IN, then drag from the browser and drop onto the original. From the menu choose Replace from Start. Or use the shortcut OPT+R.

Andy

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John Rofrano
Re: How to replace an already trimmed clip on the storyline with a compound clip?
on May 9, 2014 at 11:34:05 am

Ahhh, I never though about trimming the IN and OUT points in the media browser before replacing the clip in the storyline. Duh! That sounds much easier. Thanks Andy!

~jr

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