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Chapter 6. Audio Editing > Examining an Audio-Only Clip

Examining an Audio-Only Clip

By double-clicking an audio clip placed in your sequence, you can open that clip in the Viewer window. This is an important distinction from loading clips into the Viewer from the Browser. When you make adjustments to an audio or video clip that has been opened in the Viewer this way, you affect only the clip as it plays back in your sequence, not the original file as it sits in the Browser. Remember that the clip in the Timeline window is not the same object that was in the Browser when you edited into the sequence. It is a new reference to the original media file. In this way, Final Cut Pro is nondestructive. It does not alter your original clip file, so you can feel free to experiment with it within a sequence without worrying about altering the original file. You can always go back to the original in the Browser and try different effects.

That said, it might be efficient to add effects or alter levels to clips contained in the Browser so that when you edit from them anywhere in your sequence, they have these changes each time you add them to your sequence. But Final Cut Pro still doesn't change the original media file itself (again, an instance of nondestructive operation). The same statements are true for video clips and their respective media files.


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