MBS temp music fcpx

So you've edited a piece with music with a watermark or a low bit rate demo version. How do you go about replacing it with the full quality track without disturbing the edit?

In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer shows Steve Martin how to replace a temporary music track in an edit with the final, full quality version. 

It's not as simple as just replacing the track on the timeline as this won't match up your cuts if you've edited the track down. Also in this example, Mark has used a managed library, which means the file can't just be relinked to another external file.

This is interesting as although we can see the appeal of having a self contained 'managed library,' the more we work with FCPX, the more we can see the advantage of having media stored outside of the library. This is especially true when more than one editor needs to work with the media.

If you would like to know more about FCPX, take a look at their tutorial Final Cut Pro 10.1 In-Depth.  It is priced at $29.99 and available from the Ripple Training website.