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Jason Armstrong
Is there an "easy" way to SWAP CLIPS in timeline for merged clips?
on Sep 12, 2009 at 5:57:55 pm

OK, so my situation is this:

The editor has sent me an XML file of the rough cut of a feature length film - with in camera audio, not sunc audio.

I shall not rant. Anyway, I want to know if there's a way for me to replace those clips with merged clips with the boom audio without re-editing the film.

I assume merged clips carry the same time-code as the originals, but I can't for the life of me spot a command that make it obvious to "swap clips"

Any chance you know if this can be done?


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Tom Wolsky
Re: Is there an "easy" way to SWAP CLIPS in timeline for merged clips?
on Sep 12, 2009 at 6:28:42 pm

Did you try using the Replace edit function? There is no simple function to replace all the shots in the timeline.


All the best,

Tom

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Jason Armstrong
Re: Is there an "easy" way to SWAP CLIPS in timeline for merged clips?
on Sep 12, 2009 at 7:01:40 pm

Well, Replace edit doesn't seem to do what I want as it doesn't match start/end points. What I want to do is replace the cam-audio clip with the merged clip, which still includes the same clip.


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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Is there an "easy" way to SWAP CLIPS in timeline for merged clips?
on Sep 12, 2009 at 7:58:24 pm

So, what you really want to do is replace all of the audio, right? In that case, forget the picture. Just use FCP's "Replace Edit" on the audio.

You find the audio that you want to swap in, line up the playhead in the canvas & viewer on matching waveforms, make sure that the audio is on the target track, press the F11 key. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Be patient, be meticulous, bill by the hour and good hunting!

Arnie

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Jason Armstrong
Re: Is there an "easy" way to SWAP CLIPS in timeline for merged clips?
on Sep 12, 2009 at 8:34:03 pm

Sadly, this one will only be costing ME money.

This method would be pretty slick IF there was a faster way to lock the spot or to swap the audio on the entire original clips.


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Is there an "easy" way to SWAP CLIPS in timeline for merged clips?
on Sep 13, 2009 at 10:21:37 am

If the number of tracks does not change, you could alter the source QT's.
Removing the current audio can be done with this tool:
http://www.videotoolshed.com/?page=products&pID=42

But then the question is, how do you have the new (sync) audio?
If it's BWF, you can paste in the BWF audio with my QT/BWF merge app, that comes with this tool:
http://www.videotoolshed.com/?page=products&pID=26

Do test! removing audio channels is destructive!

hth,



Bouke

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Robert Mythe
Re: Is there an "easy" way to SWAP CLIPS in timeline for merged clips?
on Jul 23, 2010 at 1:42:50 am

Hi,

I have a related question -- I want to replace the audio on some clips in my timeline, but doing it track by track seems excruciating (for clips that I use several times, I would have to sync the new audio to the video every time I switch in and out of a clip).

The most efficient thing seems to be merging the video with the new audio and then "swapping" the original clips with the merged ones. (This way, if the same clip appears several times in the timeline, the audio will be automatically synced each time).

The trouble is, I can't figure out how to get FCP to use the merged clips in place of the original ones. Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks very much!

Rob


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