You can add tracks to a sequence at any time. You can add tracks one at a time, or you
can add multiple video and audio tracks at once.
To quickly add a track to a sequence, do one of the following:
Drag a clip to the unused area above the top video track or below the bottom audio
track. Final Cut Pro adds new tracks to accommodate any audio or video this new
Control-click anywhere in the area above the top video track or below the bottom
audio track, then choose Add Track from the shortcut menu.
Drag a clip to the unused
area above the top
Control-click in the area
above the top video
track, then choose
Working with Tracks in the Timeline
To add multiple tracks to a sequence:
Choose Sequence > Insert Tracks.
In the Insert Tracks dialog, select your options, then click OK.
Â Track type: Select the appropriate checkbox to add audio and/or video tracks.
Â Number of tracks: Enter the desired number of tracks for either video or audio. A
sequence can have a total of 99 video tracks and 99 audio tracks.
Â Specify a location:
Â Before Base Track: This inserts the desired number of tracks before the first track in
the Timeline. Existing tracks and their clips will be moved up. For example, if one
video track is added before the base track of a sequence with two existing video
tracks, V1 and V2, these tracks along with their clips will be moved to V2 and V3.
Track V1 is the new, empty track.
Â After Last Track: This inserts the desired number of tracks after the last track in the
Timeline. If your last track is V2, and you add three video tracks, tracks V3, V4, and
V5 are created.
When you add a single video track before a track that contains clip items, those video
clip items move up one track, but any audio items linked to them do not. This results in
an offset between the track number of that clip’s video and the track numbers of that
clip’s audio, but the clip’s audio and video are still linked and in sync.
Select the types of tracks
you want to add.
Specify where you want
to add the tracks.
Enter the number
of tracks to add.
When you add a single
video track, other video
tracks move up...
...but the audio tracks