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Annalisa Palisca
tracks won't budge
on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:01:45 pm


I received a FCP project from another production company, and the audio tracks are "cemented" on the timeline.
It's hard to explain, so I'll post a picture:

As you can see, I can't make more space for the video tracks, but there is loads of space underneath...
I need to eliminate the dark border around tracks 1&2 - how to do that?

Thank you,

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David Roth Weiss
Re: tracks won't budge
on Mar 22, 2011 at 5:43:39 pm

This looks like a nested sequence to me. What happens when you double click on either audio or video?

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Jeff Greenberg
Re: tracks won't budge
on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:41:36 pm

What you're encountering is called a 'protected area'. when you have tons of video/audio tracks, it allows you to protect tracks (starting with V1 or/and a1) to keep them visible while working on, say, v20.

Grab the 'thumb' and pull it upward to remove.


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Annalisa Palisca
Re: tracks won't budge
on Mar 23, 2011 at 9:22:07 am

Thank you! That was it!

Sometimes something so simple makes working so much more complicated!
I should have asked earlier...

Thanks again for your precious advice.

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