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  • Sat, Mar 31 2012 3:38 PM

    • Pompomstu
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    Audio snapping

    Hi guys!,

    Im new to avid and while I think it runs great, I'm having trouble syncing up audio that was recorded seperately and additional sound effects. The problem is that its snapping the audio to the frames and because I'm working in 24fps its really hard to get the precision I need. At the moment I'm having to export to Final cut pro X as it allows me to move audio freely so any help would be amazing, thanks.

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  • Sat, Mar 31 2012 4:40 PM In reply to

    • Steve Julin
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    Re: Audio snapping

    Hi Pompomstu,

    Select the audio clips with the Segment Mode Keys (the big red or yellow arrow icons) The red arrow lifts and overwrites the clip, the yellow arrow extracts and inserts the clip. This will allow you to move audio clips freely. If you need to move more than one clip - shift click. If you want to snap an audio clip to a position hold down the Cmd key (Mac). Hope this helps.

    Steve

     

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  • Sat, Mar 31 2012 5:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Audio snapping

    But you still will only be able to adjust one frame at a time, you can't have audio* start mid-frame.  

    *EDIT: or any clip in Avid.

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  • Sun, Apr 1 2012 6:19 AM In reply to

    • hbrock
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    Re: Audio snapping

    If you need to move the clips in sub-frame increments you can do so in a 24p (or 23.98p) project with the film checkbox enabled.  (You can't change this after the project is created so you may need to more your bins into a new project to gain this capability.)  There are some controls for slipping tracks in the Command Pallet that can be moved to a key or a button location in the interface.  Note that slipping a track requires some handle on either side of the clip so you don't run out of underlying media.

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