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Ty Ford
when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 23, 2017 at 7:02:53 pm

How do I keep the audio from moving?

It's not highlighted.

Thanks,

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Noah Kadner
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 23, 2017 at 7:04:35 pm

Not exactly sure what you mean- can you add a screenshot.

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Ty Ford
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 23, 2017 at 7:55:21 pm

Hey Noah,

Thanks for the helping hand.

When I try to move video the audio below it that isn't even selected also moves with it.

These are totally separate files. The video is a converted ppt that's an mov.

The audio is a narration. I imported them bot separately and now need to slice and dice to sync them up properly.

When I grab the video file, the audio file below it acts liked they are connected and wants to move with it.

Regards,

Ty

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 23, 2017 at 9:36:28 pm

Hold the tilde key to keep connected clips where they are while moving the clip in the primary.


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Ty Ford
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:19:07 am

Thanks Jeremy, that's a good tip, but these clips are NOT connected.

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Noah Kadner
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 23, 2017 at 11:22:48 pm

Hmm- you know that's normal behavior for the magnetic timeline right?

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Ty Ford
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:18:03 am

Guess not.

What a huge problem when you're trying to slide audio against video to sync voice to words on a page.

Is there something to click on to stop that?

Regards,

Ty

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 1:36:38 am

Can you please post a screen grab?

If the clip is not connected, it must be in the primary? If it’s not in the primary, it’s a connected clip? If the clip is in a secondary, and there’s audio on it, then the audio is embedded to the clip (and perhaps the audio is expanded). Maybe you are viewing in audio lane mode, where the audio is sorted by Role?


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Noah Kadner
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 3:18:32 am
Last Edited By Noah Kadner on Oct 24, 2017 at 3:20:31 am

Yeah I suggest a screen shot. In FCPX, audio has to be always anchored to something and it cannot be just anchored to time as you would in other track-based NLEs.

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Ty Ford
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 11:50:11 am

Noah, et al,

It's just nuts if you can't over-ride the magnetic time line. Here I have a PPT converted to a .mov. I imported the narration done separately and now the two are stuck together.

The video has no audio the audio is not imbedded into the video. Both are entirely separate.

To do the project, I need to slice and dice the video and add still frames, clean up the audio and sync it with the video.



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Brett Sherman
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:24:23 pm

The audio clips all have connection points to the primary (where the video is). See all the short vertical lines? Thus anytime you move the video the audio is going to stay in the same location relative to the video.

I think the simplest way to handle your situation is to move the video out of the primary. Cmd+Opt+Up Arrow. This way both are connected to an empty primary and can be moved independently of each other.

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Ty Ford
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 1:10:32 pm

Brett,

Thanks! That works. Yes, I saw those small vertical marks and figured they had something to do with the way things were working but had no idea how to work around that.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: when I select imported mov, unattached audio also moves with it
on Oct 24, 2017 at 4:02:11 pm

Sometimes you have to decide what is best to put in the primary.

Often times, that might be audio. The primary controls the overall time of the sequence (for the most part). If your audio is locked, put the audio in the primary and move the video above to a connected clip and then slice it all up and move it around, retime, whatever.

An alternative way to work is to put your audio in a secondary storyline. This will "group" the audio, and force one connection point to the primary, instead of a connection point for each individual audio clip. If you move the clip the secondary is attached to, just use the tilde key to keep the audio in place.


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