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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 17 Apr 2017 17:17 #87260

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I am editing a series of concert I filmed. I noticed when I am making cuts (multicam project), that there is a noticeable click in the audio. I have attached a small portion of one of the concerts. At a loss here, would appreciate any help.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 17 Apr 2017 17:19 #87261

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Either detach the audio or expand the audio for the first edit so the audio isn't cut when the video is cut. Use feedback to complain to Apple.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:20 #87302

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I appreciate the workaround. However I was hoping someone would have an idea of what is causing this. This issue comes in that I cut out dead time during the performances so it is not as easy as taking the first audio clip and expanding it across the timeline. Plus with about 60 groups, this is a tedious step I don't think I should have to be doing.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:28 #87303

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The cause is because the audio is quiet and you are making an edit that isn't curtains no right in the zero crossing point of the waveform.

You can cut across the extended audio and add an overlap with a cross fade to cover the click.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:30 #87304

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But why is this creating a sound at all? I have never had this problem before and now it is an issue. This is kind of a major deal for anyone doing mulitcam projects where audio is paramount.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:32 #87305

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I tried to detach the audio but it still made the sound on the edit points.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:36 #87306

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The click is there because there is an abrupt shift in the waveform when it's not cut at the zero point in the wave. It's very common when cutting quiet audio

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:38 #87307

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Thanks!

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:41 #87308

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Yes it will make the sound at the edit points, but it won't make the sound every time you switch in the multicam clip, so you get a lot fewer times presumably where you have to cross fade. If you're cutting so often that the expanded audio doesn't help you, then it's not worth it for you and you will have to cross fade the overlapped audio wherever the problem is heard.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:42 #87309

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So in theory I could detach audio and add a 2 frame audio cross fade to the entire timeline and that should fix it?

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 01:47 #87310

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A cross fade at every edit that has the problem.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 19 Apr 2017 19:35 #87345

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Do your clips have an audio enhancement applied, such as Background Noise Removal or Hum Removal?

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 23 Apr 2017 05:05 #87456

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Yeah Tom is right. It's a common issue in editing audio.

The easiest way around it is a quick audio crossfade transition. Or as I prefer to do J-L audio cuts with a manual crossfade.

In fact some times having the new audio enter before the visuals can help with creating a smoother transition. I forget the name of this type of transition technique, however.

This is something I commonly do with quite a bit of success. Then you can have your audio crossover in a "silence" between the dialogue. Consistent audio levels help with the transition too.

The downside is it takes longer but is usually well worth the effort.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 08 Dec 2017 20:00 #92165

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There is a preference in Logic Pro to ensure cuts are at zero crossing points only. FCPX needs this feature too. Not too difficult to workaround but it is a significant oversight that one has to.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 14 Dec 2017 14:51 #92317

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clcvideo wrote: There is a preference in Logic Pro to ensure cuts are at zero crossing points only. FCPX needs this feature too. Not too difficult to workaround but it is a significant oversight that one has to.


Yeah, I kind of thought that was a bit of a glaring omission on their part.

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 25 Dec 2017 21:26 #92721

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This has been going on forever in FCP X ever since multicam existed! I sent feed back about this last week, please do so as well, because this 'clicking' makes it to the export!!

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Clicking sound in audio whenever cuts are made 26 Dec 2017 01:38 #92722

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nick314 wrote: This has been going on forever in FCP X ever since multicam existed! I sent feed back about this last week, please do so as well, because this 'clicking' makes it to the export!!


This is not isolated to multicam. Depending on what the audio waveforms are like on each clip, It may happen anytime you cut audio.

There are available commands to toggle audio in/out fades, and you adjust the default duration of these fades under Preferences>Editing>Default Fade Duration. You can easily program a shortcut key to do this with a single keystroke. See under menu Final Cut Pro> Commands>Customize, and search on "fade".

See MacBreak Studio 397 "Keyboard Superpowers":


Here is a MacBreak Studio on how to create an audio-only cross fade:



Here is a MacBreak Studio on how to create an audio-only cross fade:

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