Are you trying to match to the audio track, the video track... or both at once?
Both at once. But I can't get either.
Are you saying that you can align them up to be in sync ?
You can show audio units if that is the case.
Not sure if this is what you are talking about.
Did you try matching video only or audio only?
No that is not what I am talking about.
I am talking about what is usually done with the M key.
Let' say that you already have been working in a timeline. You are looking at one of the shot that is in the cut and you want to look at the original clip. Normally you select the clip, make sure the track is turned on and hit the M key, and the original shot will show up in the source monitor, match the exact frame that you are parked on. This works fine normally, but not for clips that have been already merged. Or at least my merged clips.
I made a screencast with Screenr.
When I double click a file it appears in the Source monitor at the correct spot.
Once I merge a clip I cant double click it to get it to open but using M it still opens correctly.
Is this the problem you are having ?
It works for me the same way. But I think that is because the software knows where the clip came from.
Try now placing that merged clip in another timeline, unlinking video from audio, and try M keying it. It may stil work, or it may not, I will have to test it.
But try copying that timeline and pasting it in a new project, and the M key will not work on merged clips, even though the M key works for other clips in that timeline that are not merged. This may be the problem, as I am working on a large project and had to break it up into serveral smaller projects. Or the problem may be unlinking merged clips, which I often have to do in order to trim audio and not picture or vica versa.
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You don't have to unlink a clip to trim part of it. Just hold down the Alt key while trimming.
That's a very useful tip! Thanks.