In past, I've had no problem but today, with snapping off, I cannot drag bottom clip to precisely where it needs to be. Example screen shot. Notice very slight timing difference in the audio track. It used to be that I could drag the lower clip without snapping at all but now not the case now. Problem is there is a very slight echo on the audio track as such and of course I want sound to be as perfect as possible. What else can I try?
Thank you. It was at the frame level. However, when I unattached the main track audio, I was able to move it with the precision I need... zero snapping. Thanks! Still not sure why I could not do that with the lower audio track.... Related, do you/anyone know of any good tools or hacks to help line up audio tracks? It's pretty tedious, manually.
Audio-only clips can be moved in much more smaller increments do to the sampling rate. Video takes frames, audio takes samples. Normally 48kHz audio actually means 48,000 samples per second. But video is locked into frames. I.E. 24 frames means each frame is a 24th of a second. FCP won't let you move 1/14,000 of a second, but you can move in much, much smaller increments when dealing with Audio.
Thanks Ben. I did not know that, appreciate the knowledge share. I guess when I was trying to move the audio track (no vid), it was snapping to the nearest frame on the audio with video track. So, know of a tool or technique to ease the burden to sync multi track audio?
What you show is not an audio clip. It's two video clips. If you only need the audio portion of the clip, edit just the audio portion into the timeline, and you can adjust it with greater precision. The sync clip function or the multicam clip function might help to sync the items you want.
Argh, you nailed it Tom. I was treating the lower track as audio because that was my interest but you're right, it was the audio track of a video clip. Will try the mutlicam clip function, thanks for that too.
A slight echo? Typically you'd mute the other / unnecessary audio tracks and use but one. Even a frame or two off any synch issues wouldn't be noticeable. I may use two tracks from two cameras in order to have a 'fuller' audio experience but they're never at the same levels. One's dramatically reduced.