Separate audio/video tracks
Please make it so I can separate out audio tracks from the video tracks and move them around independently.
Hi all! We’re starting the year off right by bringing you Separate Audio on all platforms.
With the release of Rush 1.5, you can now Separate Audio by right-clicking (desktop) or long-pressing (mobile) on a video clip with audio in the timeline and selecting Separate Audio. This will create an audio-only clip that you can move around independently.
You should see Rush 1.5 appear in the AppStore, Playstore, and Creative Cloud app starting today and into tomorrow.
We can’t wait to see how you use this feature in your projects!
From the Rush team
Actually, J and L cuts can be executed by expanding the audio and simply trimming in and out. Once a track is expanded, you can trim video and audio independently on AV clips.
While this should theoretically unblock your J and L cutting workflow, we're still interested to hear more about how you would benefit from detaching audio.
Doreen Theys commented
Allow for audio to be copied down to the audio track and edited independently..fade in/out, extended..mix with music/ambient sound or voice
The main reason for detaching audio from video is for executing J-cuts and L-cuts. I know it's possible to reduce the volume of the audio from a video clip independently, but you can't overwrite the clip using the next one as a lead in. Detaching makes for a smooth workflow.
@Anonymous I agree. speed and reverse is need as well. I do believe that this is supposed to be a simplified version of Premier Pro so i don't want to ask for too much.
I would just like to unlink video/audio from each other, like in Premiere Pro, so I can delete one or the other. For example, if I have a video file but I just want the audio for narration purposes, lowering the opacity of the video clip is kind of awkward to work with. Or, if A/V sync is off, sliding around the audio separate from the video would be useful too.
Actually now that I have played with it a bit more that fact that I can mute and add another audio track I feel it works ok and the clip speed and reverse is much more important...
@BenSmith Thank you but there should not be such a complicated work around for something so simple.
@JohannesEckert I was adding B-roll over my main audio track. I want it to function the same way it does in Premier Pro.
Highlight the audio and video you want to link/unlink
right-click the clip>link/unlink
Rush takes the position that any clips that are stacked in the timeline are inherently related (putting a logo in the corner of your video, picture-in-picture, using opacity overlays to create interesting compositions).
Clips that are added above or below another clip become "Associated" which allows for a robust and hassle-free editing experience, though it can cause confusion in some cases when it's not expected. Associations between clips are created between clips in the main video track and other clips when the beginning of the added clip falls in between the trim boundaries of the main video clip. This happens for audio as well as video clips.
To prevent associated clips from moving around or getting trimmed out/deleted when altering the main clip, you can try:
- Open the track headers and "Lock" the tracks that contain associated clips. Make your edits to the main track, then unlock them.
- Temporarily move the associated clips so that they are no longer associated to the main clip. Make your edits, then move them back into a desired position.
This is a feature that we are also interested in for future releases. In the meantime, let me share some useful workarounds:
1. Place a clip that you want audio from on a track above the main track. Expand your track headers and "Hide" the clip that has audio you want to keep -- Optionally mute the underlying clip(s) to avoid audio overlap. Unfortunately, you'll only be able to use this track for audio at this point.
2. Position the video in the monitor off-screen (simply click/tap and then drag the video off-screen, or use the "Transform" panel sliders to position the footage as desired) -- the audio will play but the video will be invisible. Place your B-Roll or other footage on the track above or below the off-screen clip. Optionally mute those clips to avoid audio overlap.
So far, it seems like I can't delete any cropped clip from the first media (or the entire first media in general) in the timeline because it also deletes my other audio. It seems like any audio that gets imported (like a voiceover) gets linked to the first media item.
The only feature that this is missing is the ability to link/unlink audio and video.