chapter  14
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Keeping in Sync

BySam Kauffmann

As editors continue to add tracks, they add to the possibility that their clips will go out of sync through even the simplest of editing tasks. If it has not happened to them thus far, they are good, but it will probably happen at some point. This chapter gives tips that help minimize the problems that can result from such sync issues. If a music cue should be heard as soon as a door opens, and instead it comes in 2 seconds late—it's out of sync. Media Composer provides a tool that enables editors to lock their tracks together with the goal of maintaining sync between all tracks; it's aptly named sync locks. Because keeping in sync is so important, Media Composer provides a tool that enables to lock tracks together with the goal of maintaining sync between all tracks; it's aptly named sync locks. Sync locks work primarily in Trim Mode, specifically in Single-Roller Trim Mode.