Figure 8.16 A Synchronized clip in the Event Browser.
6. Play back the clip. Picture and sound should now be in sync.
Occasionally, Final Cut Pro may fail to synchronize the two markers together. In these cases, simply double-
click the Synchronized clip to open it in the Timeline and access the two clips, enable Snapping from the View
menu (keyboard shortcut N) and manually drag the audio clip until its marker aligns with the marker on the
Creating audio fades
An audio fade is the aural equivalent of a video fade and describes the gradual increase or decrease of an audio
clip's volume. Occasionally, the transition between two audio clips in the Timeline can be abrupt and produce
undesirable clicks or pops on the soundtrack. You can smooth out these unwanted sounds by applying a short
audio fade to the two neighboring clips. You also can create a cross-fade by adding fades to two overlapping au-
An audio clip in the Timeline has audio-fade handles on each end of the clip, allowing you to create either a
fade-in or fade-out (see Figure 8.17). If you hover your mouse over the handle, the cursor turns into two arrows;
you can manually drag the handle either to the right (to create a fade-in) or to the left (to create a fade-out). The
duration of the fade displays in a pop-up as you drag, making it easy to adjust the timing of the fade.