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 Using markers in Final cut pro 
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Post Using markers in Final cut pro
Does anyone know a good tutorial on using markers to sync video with music? The only ones I can find tell me to tap out the tempo with the ` key. Obviously there is a more precise method than this, in Imovie you can drag the marker to the exact beat you want so you must be able to do it in FCP.


Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:11 pm
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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
Lynda.com has great pro tutorials on almost everything if you are willing to pay $25 for a month of all you can watch training videos.

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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
Have you tried laying down the markers using a 'zoomed-in' view of the audio waveform display option on your audio timeline?

I find that a useful aid for precise beat marking ... time-consuming but accurate.


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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
matt b wrote:
Have you tried laying down the markers using a 'zoomed-in' view of the audio waveform display option on your audio timeline?

I find that a useful aid for precise beat marking ... time-consuming but accurate.


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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
But I cant see the waveforms so I dont know where to put the marker. And also How do you move a marker once you add it?


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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
Earthflow, there area lot of FCP help sites around to assist you with most editorial questions.

Try this for starters : http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/8/969204


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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
EarthFlow wrote:
But I cant see the waveforms so I dont know where to put the marker. And also How do you move a marker once you add it?



'Show audio waveform' is an option you can access by going to very lower left corner - I believe there's a tiny triangle/arrow, click on it, select option. I just tried using markers, and you're right, they don't seem draggable - I could only change them by entering a new time in the dialogue box. The chap who does the FCExpress Lynda tutorial inserts edits, not markers, in real-time. Using the waveform seems preferable to me, but what do I know?

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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
I cant seem to find the show waveform option. Or the arrow button you described. Any ideas? I think that will work for me if I can find it.


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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
As far as I know, you cannot drag markers around the timeline. You can add and delete.

For the audio waveform: when you are operating on a clip, the Viewer should have tabs for Video, Stereo, Filters and Motion. Selecting the stereo tab will bring you to a waveform.

Also from the drop down menus at the top of the application window: Window >> Arrange >> Audio Mixing will give you some other options to view your work for audio adjustments.


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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
EarthFlow wrote:
I cant seem to find the show waveform option. Or the arrow button you described. Any ideas? I think that will work for me if I can find it.

On version7 if you click on the little arrow just right of the button which allows you to view the time line at various sizes you´ll get a pull down menu for such things as "show video film strips" and "show audio waveform".
You can then edit picture to the blips on the waveform.
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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
matt b wrote:
Earthflow, there area lot of FCP help sites around to assist you with most editorial questions.
Try this for starters : http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/8/969204


The cow blows, too commercial.
Stick with Apple's dedicated discussion forums.
http://discussions.apple.com/

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Post Re: Using markers in Final cut pro
believe it or not, the "help" dialog is fairly robust.

try searching "show audio waveforms" "marker" or really any other question you may have, it would definately be quicker than waiting on a response from here.

as mentioned previously the apple forums are pretty good too, as well as the mountains of video tutorials available via goole, yoo-toob, creative cow, lynda, etc..

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=final+cut+pro+markers


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