May I ask about people’s workflow for simple edit jobs which may need undoing or showing to others the edits made?
Imagine the (simplified) scenario where the client has asked for just two edits from a single 5 minute recording…
“Please cut from 1mins 07secs to 2mins 21secs and from 3mins 15secs to 4mins 02secs” he says.
So I make the first edit, but then of course I lose the original time reference for the second edit, and have to work out that it was around 44 seconds after the first one.
So… Is there any way to label particular time selections in a clip that stay locked to the original times in the full clip?
Or do people make Splits in the audio at the approximate edit points (I can see this being problematic as the edits wont end up at exactly the times specified, so I’d need to “heal” the splits and then remake them).
Or what else do people do?
What I’d really like is an edited clip where the edit in / out points are visible and show the original times before editing, if that makes sense, which I could then show to the client; but I’m open to any insights on how others do this seemingly simple task.
Another way of describing it is… Say I added a label track showing a region within a clip. If I then cut a chunk out of that region, I’d like to see the label region shrink to follow the cut.
Select each region (both regions) to be edited and label them with a range label Ctrl+B shortcut
turn on sync-locking - use Tracks > Sync-Lock Tracks
select each region in turn (click on the horizontal bar in the label field)
As an optional extra you may want to turn on Retain Labels if selection snaps to label in Interface preferences - this will leave you a label at your cut point (where you may have to repair a discontinuity).