FilmoraPro Video Editor
How can you Edit Tracks
When you start a new project under FilmoraPro software, initially there are only two tracks in the timeline. The audio files are visible under the lower record while the video files on the upper one. Gradually, when you start working on the project and process, then you can add more tracks as per the requirement on the timeline.
Learn How Tracks Work Below
One track contains either audio or video file, so if a record has a video file, then it cannot hold any audio file. Under the video track, you can add any visual content such as images, clips, planes, etc. Video tracks are at the upper part while the audio track is on the lower end of the timeline. The splitter can move up and down to separate the visibility between the audio and the video parts.
If you are working on a big project, then it will need to have more tracks. Not all the added tracks may be visible on the timeline. But by taking the vertical scroll bar to the right end of audio/video track, you can easily navigate to the required track you need.
On a single track, you can place any number of clips. Clips that get added to the track get arranged linearly, i.e., one after the other. You can change its location by dragging and placing a new position on that track.
- Linked Clips Process Explained
- Create and Delete the Tracks
- Reorder and Rename Tracks
- Mute Tracks
- Change the Appearance of Tracks
1. Linked Clips Process Explained
Video files usually have an audio track. So, whenever a Video file gets loaded to the timeline, just below the video track, the soundtrack appears. A chain icon by default will mark both of these files, so if you try to move a video clip simultaneously, the audio clip also follows. Similarly, if there is a cut or trim made on a video clip, then the audio part also gets cut and trimmed on the same spot.
If you want to delink the audio part from the video clip, then do a right-click to it and choose to Unlink from the given menu. On the other hand, if you need to link an audio file to the video, then use the right-click and choose to connect both.
2. How to Create and Delete the Tracks
To add a new track on the timeline, you need to right-click and then choosing to add a new track or insert from the given drop-down menu options. If you need to delete the track then from the drop-down menu select Delete Track option. While deleting a record, if there is an audio or a video track, then you will receive a notification. Because eliminating the track will remove any of the existing media assets on that track.
3. Process of Reordering and Renaming the Tracks
The tracks available on the timeline are named numerically. For example; the first audio or video the record will be audio 1 or video 1 and the next audio 2 or video 2. Thus, if you delete the audio track 5, then the numbering will adjust, and the next track will automatically become Audio track 5 (previously Audio 6).
If you want to rename the track, then right-click over that track under the tracklist and rename it with some other desired descriptive name.
You can easily reorder the track by dragging them up or down. But, must not forget that doing so will make other media assets also gets moved to arrange themselves accordingly.
4. Muting the Tracks
Next, to the track name, there is the option to put the audio on or off. On a Video track, the mute symbol is like an eye, but on an Audio track, it looks like the speaker. As soon as you decided to turn on the media track, all of the media asset or properties will get saved to be ready to use.
5. How to Change the Appearance of Tracks?
Video editing is a dynamic process that needs fast adjustment to meet the demands of the project. Sometimes you need to use the zoom-in properties to have detailed editing. During some other time, you might need to have a complete overview of all the available clips on the timeline.
Zoom slider that exists on the lower left side of the timeline uses to control the zooming demand of the project you are working on the schedule.
To customize the track appearance, you can take the help of triangle-like icon present on the end of the zoom slider. When you proceed, you will see three sub-menus that mention the audio/video size setting and to set the preview mode. Using these options, you can adjust the timeline according to the need and requirement of the project. For example, if you are working on an audio track, using Video size sub-menu, you can reduce the video size to see the waveforms more precisely.
Video Size Submenu: Under the video size sub-menu, there are four options, namely; Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large. You can choose them as per the display requirement of your track. By default, the medium option gets selected.
Audio Size Submenu: Similar to Video size, for Audio format there are four options; Small, Medium, Extra Large, and Large. Thus, accordingly, you can choose your display audio size for your track on the timeline. Here also, Medium size set as default option.For small size, the waveform is not visible, and the Extra Large and Large are for audio editing purposes precisely.
Preview Mode Submenu: Using this sub-menu, you can control the preview function for your Video Clips.
None Option: If you select this option, then only the file names are visible, removing all the thumbnails from the timeline. Using this option will fasten the speed and access to the workflow as there is no time waste to show up any thumbnail. Below is an example of explaining the medium size appearance of the track if you opt for this option.
Start/End Option: This option will enable only two thumbnails to show up, one at the starting of the clip and another one for the ending of the clip. This option not only enhances the performance and speed of the video displayed but also gives you preview to some extent of the clip you added to the timeline. Example of the medium-sized option is below.
Full Option: With this option, you can display the thumbnails from the starting of the clip until the end. Thus, you can quickly identify the type of content used in the clip in smoothly. The full option is by default. However, there is always space to modify it whenever there is a slowdown of the processing. Given below is an example to display how the track looks like with this option under a medium-sized selected record.