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Robert Withers
Maintaining sync across multiple audio tracks
on Mar 12, 2012 at 1:01:09 am

In the timeline I have a single video trackĀ  with some sync images and some B-roll images that float against the soundtracks. I have 8 audio tracks, some in sync with different video clips some not. I've trimmed one B-roll video clip and deleted a portion of it.
How do I adjust the 8 different audio tracks so they don't lose their sync relationship with the video timeline as a whole?
Used to be when cutting motion picture film multitracks we could delete an equal amount of fill from each track at different points for each so the overall sync stays the same.
But slug doesn't seem the same as fill--you can't mark a portion of slug in the timeline and delete it.
What I've figured out is to measure the timecode length of my deleted portion of a clip, and to advance each track along the timeline by that amount by selecting all audio tracks forward and entering the timecode. I guess if you inserted a B-roll clip you could do the reverse.
This seems to work but there has got to be an easier way. Or isn't there?
Doing these kinds of edits would seem to be standard for all kinds of docs and narratives but I can't find anything in the documentation except how to delete the same portions of tracks at the same edit points across all tracks.
Thanks . . .
Robert



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Michael Gissing
Re: Maintaining sync across multiple audio tracks
on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:01:36 am

"But slug doesn't seem the same as fill--you can't mark a portion of slug in the timeline and delete it. "

If you want to do it that way then you can split slug and then ripple delete the length you have split off.


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Robert Withers
Re: Maintaining sync across multiple audio tracks
on Mar 13, 2012 at 4:44:21 am

Thanks, Michael. I must have missed the technique of splitting slug. I'll try this. But I wish there were an easier way to match the length of the deleted pic than writing down the timecode duration.



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Robert Withers
Re: Maintaining sync across multiple audio tracks
on Mar 14, 2012 at 3:14:56 am

Of course you're right Michael. I was wrong about use of slug. And that would work, if clumsy and time-consuming.
Selecting tracks forward and advancing them the length of the deleted clip portion is relatively easy. But is there another way than reading the timecode length of the deleted clip portion and re-entering it after selecting the tracks?



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Robert Withers
Re: Maintaining sync across multiple audio tracks
on Mar 14, 2012 at 3:11:44 am

I was wrong about one thing (at least)--it is possible to insert slug and cut portions of it.
Selecting tracks forward and advancing them the length of the deleted clip portion is relatively easy. But is there another way than reading the timecode length of the deleted clip portion and re-entering it after selecting the tracks?



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