Why is it that in smoke the audio and video are detached from one another when you place them in the timeline. They easily get out of sync. You have to group them and do other work arounds. In other apps, the application automatically keep them in-sync and you have to make an effort to un-sync them. This has always thrown me off in Smoke.
I know that you can group them, but why not use a more elegant way?
In FCP you had to click alt and the audio track to work with audio only. That was quick in and out. Didn’t have to go into a menu, and it was clip specific, whilst smoke is timeline specific.
Snap is an example of a sticky feature.
It isn’t done until it is finished.
I totally agree.
Link Selection is something that should be available via shortcut, not in a menu.
If you imported your clip that had a synced video and audio source when edit the clips into the timeline, they should still be locked and in sync together. I have been testing it here with a few synced clips and the sync stays corrected with the video and audio and long as the LINK SELECTION is on.
You should also see the underline underneath the segment name which tells you whether or not the clip is part of a group.
Or are you importing separate video and audio clips?
I will log a request for LINK SELECTION to be mapped to a shortcut or a button.
The other thing is that if they are linked, to do a L cut you have to dig into menus to un-link do the L-cut then back into menu to Relink. In FCP you just held down the alt key and you could select the audio or video alone and on releasing the alt, the link was back to it’s normal state. It functions as a sort toggle select mode.
became a bit easier in the current version - with the “flipped return icon” on the tracks left of the timeline you can un/sync individual tracks with a click.
i guess the “sync groups” still exist, but obviously the sync icon is much simpler to administrate ...
L-cuts or such are still not ideal with smoke ....