NLE audio: Tracks vs. the magnetic timeline and roles

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

If you'd like to see how the combination of the magnetic timeline and roles compares with traditional track organisation, check out the first part of a three part blog post from finalBUG, the FCPX Berlin User Group’s blog:

I thought that I would look at constructing a very simple edit in Da Vinci Resolve versus Final Cut Pro X and whilst I was at it I thought that I would throw Legacy Final Cut Pro into the mix.

[…]The holy grail at least in the world of broadcast being patching multiple audio tracks for multiple clips to a common destination.​ I hope that you find this comparison useful.​

In Part 2:

In this sixth video I swap out some clips and groups of clips. A lot of human error is eliminated straight out of the gate. There is a reason why Video and Audio are in the same clip so to speak. And with Roles set up correctly I can move stuff and do not have to worry about track collisions and other unpleasant surprises.​

Part 3:

…here is the disclaimer. I was never a fan of tracks, I found it strange that I had to be constantly thinking about technical stuff such as, what goes where. Surely​ it make sense to be able to concentrate on the edit and simply setting those in and out points to build a story. Trackless does not automatically mean clueless!​!!