3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2011 2:27 PM by videogirll

    Video Editing is Causing Audio Tracks to Split


      During workflow and after I've added audio to the timeline, I notice that I need to trim the video.  Why is Adobe splitting the audio tracks at the point where I edited the video?  This is creating a largw gap on the audio line.  Am I missing a preference somewhere that locks the audio track to the timeline? Or am I going to have to keep editing the audio track after trimming the video?  It seems like a lot of extra work for nothing if I really don't need to move or edit any of the audio.  

        • 1. Re: Video Editing is Causing Audio Tracks to Split
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          As I explain my books, this is called rippling -- and in most cases, it's how you would like your timeline to behave. If you insert or remove a clip from your movie, you want the rest of the movie to shift left to fill in the gap or shift right to allow you to insert it.


          To override rippling, hold down the Ctrl key as you add your new clips.

          • 2. Re: Video Editing is Causing Audio Tracks to Split
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Unfortunately, Track Locking is not a feature of PrE, though I have filed several Feature Requests. PrPro has that capability, since at least PrPro 1.0.


            However, as Steve points out, using the Ctrl modifier key, changes the behavior, and turns off the default Ripple Edit function. Because of the inability to Lock a Track (Audio, or Video), I recommend that one not add an Audio Track (other than the camera Audio that accompanies the Video), until the editing is done. It can become a bit "messy." Now, if one is editing a "music video," that is not the ideal workflow, and Track Locking would be very, very useful.


            Good luck, and if you agree that Track Locking is useful, I invite you to also file a Feature Request.



            • 3. Re: Video Editing is Causing Audio Tracks to Split

              I've had that happen before, as well.

              What I do is click only on the video, so the specific clip is hilighted, unlike the rest of the timeline. Then I split and it only changes the video. I generally use the scissors icon to the bottom right of the monitor, next to the text and screen capture icons, if that helps.