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Kevin Muse
Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Sep 30, 2010 at 7:06:33 pm

I am an old Premiere user. I don't miss the lockups, etc, but I do miss the way it was easy to line up secondary audio and move around with the mouse so that you can edit sections of the video with ease. I find it very difficult to use the controls in FCP to manuever. Just when you move things close to where you want them, the playhead "runs" from you. Everything jumps to the extreme with very little movement. I bought the better Mac mouse and it still seems best to use the touch pad on the laptop. I have discoverd Command plus and minus, but are there any other tricks to controlling movement when precision is needed? I also use an external 26" monitor but it doesnt seem to help. Thanks for any tips.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Sep 30, 2010 at 8:00:06 pm

Toggle 'snapping' by hitting the n key.


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mark jenner
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Sep 30, 2010 at 8:48:48 pm

Or try movin the playhead to the desired position and then move the audio clip to it with snapping on it will go exactly where the control line is over your edit

Mj


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Kevin Muse
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Oct 1, 2010 at 2:28:33 am

Thank you to both of you. Is there a way to shift video or audio in small frames by a key function?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Oct 1, 2010 at 2:39:37 am

Select clip and hit the left or right bracket. Add shift and they move 5 frames.


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Kevin Muse
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Oct 1, 2010 at 3:17:30 am

Awesome! Thanks for the help.


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Kevin Muse
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Oct 1, 2010 at 3:22:39 am

Woops....I mean to shift the data on the timeline. (Aligning audio).


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Bret Williams
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Oct 1, 2010 at 5:47:38 am

Slip or slide? Select the clip. Select the slip or slide tool. Type the number of frames to move. "+2" for example.


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Kevin Muse
Re: Timeline Control - Too Coarse
on Oct 1, 2010 at 1:08:07 pm

Thanks for your help!


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