Linking and Unlinking Video and Audio Clip Items in the Timeline

You can link additional clip items to already linked items, or remove items and then relink the remaining items.

Linking Video and Audio Clip Items

When you link clip items, a sync relationship is established between those items, according to their position in the Timeline. All linked clip items are marked in sync, and this new sync relationship is tracked.

To link unrelated clip items in the Timeline
  1. Arrange audio and video clip items in their respective tracks so that they line up the way you want them to.

    Figure. Timeline window showing that video and audio clip items are not linked.
  2. Select up to one video clip item and up to 24 audio items on different tracks in the Timeline.

    Figure. Timeline window showing video and audio items selected for linking.
  3. Choose Modify > Link (or press Command-L).

    Note: When you open linked items in the Viewer, each linked mono audio clip item or stereo pair of clip items appears in an Audio tab in the Viewer.

    Figure. Timeline window showing that the names of linked clip items are underlined.

Tip: Dragging linked clip items from the Timeline into the Browser creates a single merged clip containing those items. This makes managing your media and keeping it in sync much easier, especially if you want to use it in other sequences. For more information on working with merged clips, see Merging Clips from Dual System Video and Audio.

Unlinking Video and Audio Clip Items

When you don’t want audio and video clip items to be linked in the Timeline, you can unlink them.

To break the link between clip items
  1. Select one or more linked items in the Timeline.

  2. Choose Modify > Link (or press Command-L).