Final Cut Pro 6 - Using Audio Transitions to Smooth Audible Changes

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Using Audio Transitions to Smooth Audible Changes

Sometimes, a cut in the audio will be quite noticeable despite your best efforts to find
just the right frame on which to place the edit. In these cases, you can apply a cross
fade to the edit point to try to smooth out the transition from one audio clip to
the next.

Final Cut Pro comes with two audio transitions: a +3 dB cross fade (the default)
and a 0 dB cross fade. Each cross fade results in a different audio level change as the
transition plays. Your choice of cross fades depends on the clips you’re transitioning
between. Try one, then try the other to see which sounds better. For information on
applying transitions, see Chapter 21, “

Adding Transitions

,” on page 371.

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Part II

Rough Editing