How To Send Individual Audio Clips from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro

Through Final Cut Pro, you are able to send individual audio clips to Soundtrack Pro. For the purpose of this guideline, directions will be given on how to send individual audio clips from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro as a Soundtrack Pro audio file project. You are also able to send audio clips from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro by processing a clip with a Soundtrack Pro script and by opening the media file of a clip destructively in the Soundtrack Pro File Editor.

Step 1: Opening the Save Dialog Box

There are two different ways for you to access the Save dialog box. The first way is to open the Browser or Timeline and select a clip. You will then go to File, then Send To, then Soundtrack Pro Audio File Project. You can also access the Save dialog box by opening a clip in the Timeline or Browser and Control-clicking it. When the shortcut menu appears, go to Send To, then Soundtrack Pro Audio File Project.

Step 2: Using the Save Dialog Box

Once you have the Save dialog box open, you will need to do four things. In the Save As field, enter a name for your Soundtrack Pro audio file project. Below the Save As field, you will need to specify the location that you want your Soundtrack Pro audio file project saved to. If you only want the audio clip that was between the In and Out points of your project to be sent to Soundtrack Pro, select Send only referenced media. If you do not select Send only referenced media, the entire source file will be sent to Soundtrack Pro. If you have selected Send only referenced media, you will need to enter the In and Out points from your project into the In Handle and Out Handle fields.

Once you have entered all of the above information, click Save. A Soundtrack Pro audio file project will automatically be created and Soundtrack Pro File Editor will be launched. The clip that you are editing in Final Cut Pro will be connected to your Soundtrack Pro audio file project.

Step 3: Returning the Clip to Final Cut Pro

You will be able to make any changes that you need to by using the Soundtrack Pro File Editor. Once you have finished making changes, go to File and then Save. When you click Save, a box will appear that will ask you if you want the original media file included with the modified media file. That box will give you two options (Include Source Audio and Reference Source Audio).

Include Source Audio means that Soundtrack Pro will take a copy of the original media file and package it with the modified media file. This is the best option if you need to transfer your project to another computer. However, you must make sure that you have enough disk space on your computer, as doing this will increase the file size. Reference Source Audio means that you will only be given a "link" to the original media file. You will always need to remember where the original media file is, because if you delete it, your Soundtrack Pro project will no longer play back. Once you have selected your option, press OK and your project will be returned to Final Cut Pro.

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