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David Bogard writes:
I recently came upon a problem I cannot find the answer to: I am shooting video with a Canon 5D Mark II and recording the audio on a separate recorder. When I drop the video and the audio I recorded on the camera onto the timeline along with the separately recorded audio, I want to discard the camera audio once I have synced everything. That being done I have only the separate audio and the video. Now the question: Is there any way I can link the video and audio together so that they “travel” together just as the original camera audio would with the video? I know I can select the two and look in “Modify” and link them, but that seems to be only for that one move and no more. How can I permanently link them? Is it possible?
Larry replies: Modify > Link links the two clips permanently in that sequence.
If you want to link them for use in multiple sequences, dragged the linked clip back into the Browser. This creates a Merged clip. They will remain linked for any sequence and act as though you captured the two clips from the same source.
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