I started using Screenflow again after a long time and made this little tutorial. It's about cleaning up audio clicks and pops in FCP X. I thought someone might find it usefull.
I noticed that FCP X does pretty good job (zero crossing?) with straight audio edits even with stereo material.
This is just how I used to do it in FCP 7. With FCP X it's super easy, since there must be an auto zero crossing feature so you don't necessarily have to use crossfades (which you can BTW).
I have not examined how this bloats the project, though. Hope not.
I vote for Opt+T for the shortcut for "Open in Timeline"!
As you guys will doubtless realise immediately from my question I'm very new to video editing so apologies if this is dumb:
How does doing this not muck up the audio sync? Or is the point that it does muck it up, but there are circumstances, such as in the clip shown, when it doesn't matter because the sound it just ambient?
Julien, normally you would not slip the audio because, as you pointed out sync would be affected. However, slipping the audio is great in this example because you are only removing the portion of the clips that's distracting.
So are you saying that it works ok because the amount of audio removed (a pop or click) is so tiny time wise that you're not going to notice it for the vast majority of applications, or have I missed the point here?
I get the feeling I'm not getting something fundamental to whats happening!
Nothing goes out of sync with a "Slip Edit" at all, ever. We are simply using the razor blade to isolate a partial second of ambient sound that has a bad pop, and "Slip" it to remove, or hide, the pop. Be sure you fully understand what a Slip Edit does, that's the heart of this trick. You'd use it to clean up a pop or click for a clip when it's still in the Browser, before you even edit it. But, you could still do it after it's edited into the Timeline.
Also remember that you're opening the clip into it's own Timeline, not a Compound or Project Timeline.