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kelly armstrong
out of sync question
on Jan 14, 2013 at 3:30:42 pm

Hi there,

I'm having issues with nested audio sequences being out of sync.

The client requested that I send him the fcp file so he could grade and mix everything himself, however he's having a problem with all the audio.

Because the film needs to be mixed (and there are 10-15 layers of audio per performance) I nested them to keep the timeline tidy. I also made cuts to the nested audio sequences to shorten each performance several times.

Now everything is out of sync, and because I cut on the nested sequence I fear it will be impossible to match those cuts in the original audio.

Can anyone advise on why this is happening? Or how I might fix it?

Thanks


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Dave LaRonde
Re: out of sync question
on Jan 14, 2013 at 6:47:15 pm

Nesting sequences, while being a seemingly-handy feature, does not live up to expectations.

You would be far better off to forget nesting and leave the audio tracks in the sequence with the video.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Shane Ross
Re: out of sync question
on Jan 14, 2013 at 6:57:40 pm

In other words...you have a LOT of fixing to do.

If you are going to deliver the audio to be mixed by someone else...never nest it. If you are going to mix audio yourself, and need to adjust the SFX or dialog or music separately...never nest. IN other words...NEVER nest.

Shane
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kelly armstrong
Re: out of sync question
on Jan 15, 2013 at 2:31:19 pm

What would be the best way to fix this then?

Because I made cuts to the nested sequences its going to be really difficult replicating those cuts in the original audio.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: out of sync question
on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:04:40 pm

[kelly armstrong] "...I made cuts to the nested sequences its going to be really difficult replicating those cuts in the original audio...."

...which is precisely why Shane wrote that you have a LOT of work to do.

Sorry, but you have to go back and replicate those cuts in the original audio. No getting around it.

But look on the bright side: you will never make this particular mistake again.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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kelly armstrong
Re: out of sync question
on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:04:52 pm

I guess sometimes this is the best way to learn!

Thanks,

Kelly


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