Move track granulary

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Is there a way to move a track on the timeline with a keyboard shortcut and move in a very granular fasion because I need to align two track. Camtasia.
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tomasz.wisniewski

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Dustin Smith

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well. you can certainly grab all the content on a track and drag it forward and backward easily enough... granularity is achieved by zooming to the max  on the timeline and then dragging back and forth. Hope that helps...
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adia

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While this is possible...and the only way I know how to achieve this. It is not really that easy to do...and actually is pretty annoying.
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after selecting all on a track, group them [ctl-G]; that might make the left/right moves easier, especially at max zoom in view
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Since tracks snap to the playhead, my vote would be to use the playhead to make the increment. Then snap the edge of the track to the playhead.
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adia

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great tips!
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PaulBo

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I have an audio track and a video track. I'm trying to align the sound of a clap board so i can remove the audio from the video and use the dedicated audio recording. I'm zoomed in as far as i can but i can not line up the 2 sounds. When i drag left or right it jumps past where it needs to be.
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This is an extremely common task for most video post edits. No one wants to use the built in mic audio from the camera. After all, that's why we have expensive audio equipment in the first place. If Camtasia can't do the most common task then it can't be taken seriously by video editors
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Hey PaulBo,

I'm thinking  playhead or timeline snapping is stopping you from aligning the audio correctly?

What happens is the clip jumps to auto align itself to a set point or marker along the timeline. If you disable snapping you should be OKAY.

 
 
Regards,Joe
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PaulBo

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Thanks Joe but there is no snapping happening. It's good to know where those settings are however.
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I wonder if you could do this:  Separate the audio & video tracks from your camera.  Import the auido from your camera into your recording software.  Import your nice recording.  In your audio software, take your nice recording & line it up with the recording from the camera (DO NOT MOVE THE AUDIO FROM YOUR CAMERA).  Mute the camera audio track.  When you bounce the file out from your audio software, make sure to start the bounce at the very very beginning even if it's just a bunch of white space; this way when you import the bounce auido file into your video project, you can just place it at the very very beginning & it should line up fine. 
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