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                                          USING TRACK CONTROLS
                                          IN FINAL CUT PRO

                                              Building on my last Cut Lines
                                             article (March, pp. 34–37) on
                                         handling audio content, I will use
                                     this month to cover the tools in Final
                                   Cut Pro (FCP) that help you control
                                 targeting specific tracks for video and
                                audio content when doing edits and
                                pasting. I’ll also show how to control the
                               size of tracks and the size of the keyframing
                               area in the Timeline window. This article
                               should help you to quickly and easily manage
                               tracks and content, cutting down on the time
                                you spend placing content and increasing
                                 the time you have to be creative. I’ll follow
                                  the typical editing workflow from patch
                                    tabs to auto select, enable/disable, lock,
                                       mute/solo, and track sizes.

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The typical workflow is to begin by opening a clip from the Browser        of the clip. You’ll set your In and Out points (if needed), and press
into the Viewer by double-clicking it or highlighting it and hitting the   F9 for an Insert edit, F10 for an overwrite edit, or one of the other
Return key. Be aware that hitting the Enter key on the numeric             function keys to perform whatever type of edit you require. Or
keypad will highlight the text for you to rename a clip. Once you’re       you’ll click one of the colored edit buttons at the lower left of the
in the Viewer window, you’ll have tabs across the top for video if         Canvas window. It is rare to drag and drop as an efficient method
there is video content to the clip and a tab for a stereo pair audio or    of editing. Drag and drop takes too much time and is not as
one or more mono audio tabs depending on the audio configuration           accurate. We’ll talk more about that in a future column.


  Use the Patch Tabs

The mechanics of the patch tabs are simple (Figure 1). You
can click and drag to move the tabs to different tracks. You
can simply click a tab to disconnect or connect it to a track.

Disconnected tabs will not bring that part of the content into
the Timeline window, as in the following example where I
want only the video of a clip. There is no keyboard shortcut
to control the tabs.

If a clip in the Viewer is video only, you will not see any audio
patch tabs. If it is only audio, you will see p
				
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Description: This article covers the tools in Final Cut Pro that help you control targeting specific tracks for video and audio content when doing edits and pasting. This article should help you to quickly and easily manage tracks and content, cutting down on the time you spend placing content and increasing the time you have to be creative. The typical workflow is to begin by opening a clip from the Browser into the Viewer by double-clicking it or highlighting it and hitting the Return key. Use the patch tabs. Patch tabs relate directly to the video and audio tabs in the Viewer window. Next look at the track select buttons in the Timeline window. You can also resize tracks in the Timeline window. The point of this article is to give you tools to make the mechanical part of editing quick and easy, leaving you more time to be creative.
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