… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #525: Replace Missing Audio – Fast

Two keystrokes and done!

A video clip with missing audio in the Final Cut timeline.

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Have you ever deleted the audio or video of a clip, only to realize later that you need it back? Yup, me too.

Here’s a blindingly fast way to replace the timeline clip:

  • Put the playhead in the clip you want to fix; you can use the skimmer, but I prefer the playhead. You don’t even need to select the clip.
  • Type Shift + F (This creates a match frame of the timeline clip in the Browser.)
  • Type Option + R (This replaces the timeline clip with the clip in the Browser, but matching the In of the Timeline clip.)

Literally, you can replace missing audio in less than 1/2 a second.

Wow…!


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