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Chapter 7. Working With Audio > Working with 5.1 Surround Sound - Pg. 231

Working With Audio 231 To activate Sync Break · Right-click the track name and drag the mouse down this menu to the View options. Here you can toggle Sync Break on. You need to toggle this on for all tracks that you want to monitor. Tip · Note that this does not prevent sync problems, but it does alert you to prudent use of the Undo key once you see what is occurring. Linking objects If the audio and video were brought in separately--as in the case of a voice-over--then you can line these objects up on the Timeline and then link them together. Once linked, you can trim these objects on the Timeline or in the Trim Editor while always keeping them together. To link Timeline objects 1. 2. Use the Ctrl key to select the objects you want to link together. Right-click any of the objects and select Item Link and then Link Items (Figure 7.68). Figure 7.68. Linking two or more items together. Tip · This menu also allows you to unlink the media clips. Working with 5.1 Surround Sound The most exciting thing about DVD players is the 5.1 surround sound they offer home users. All of a sudden, we can watch a movie at home and not feel cheated on the sound effects front. It was inevitable that home video editors would want to include this capability in their bag of tricks. Liquid Edition offers a very simple and intuitive interface for controlling 5.1 sound, but before you start, you must understand some of the basics involved. The right equipment To start with, you are going to need a 5.1 sound card and the means to monitor the 5.1 output. This might sound obvious, but it's a detail overlooked by many would-be Spielbergs who are rushing to produce the next Oscar winner.