Final cut pro 7 and bpm

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Ninja Please, May 10, 2011.

  1. Ninja Please, May 10, 2011
    Last edited: May 10, 2011

    Ninja Please macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2011
    how can i sync video clips to match the BPM to the audio track for a music video?

    using other methods like using the "m" key is not precise enough and I can't figure out a way to trim the video clip to the exact point where i want it.

    Thank you!
  2. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    You say using the M key isn't enough but it has worked every time for me.

    I would suggest playing the entire song and tap one hand against your leg and use the other hand to tap the m key.

    Quite a few songs are 4/4 or 3/4 and counting out loud might help.

    I am quite musical so maybe I have a natural "beat" but I find this method quite easy!
  3. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Depending on what type of music the track is but if you click Command-O and then select "Show Audio Waveforms" in one of the tabs, you'll be able to see the waveforms. This might help getting the downbeat. Hope this helps

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