Add and remove clips in auditions

When building auditions to try out different clips or versions of a clip with different effects, you can add and remove clips at any time. In the Browser and the Timeline, you can add new clips to the audition as well as duplicate clips within an audition. When an audition in the Timeline contains the clips you want to try out, you can use the audition to preview the clips or effects in your project.

Add clips to an audition in the Browser

  • To add new clips to an audition in the Browser: Select the audition and the clips you want to add to it, and choose Clip > Audition > Create (or press Command-Y).

    Two clips and audition selected in Browser
  • To duplicate a clip within an audition in the Browser: Click the icon in the upper-left corner of the audition to open the Audition window, select the clip you want to duplicate, and click Duplicate.

    Audition window showing selected clip and Duplicate button

    A new version of the selected clip appears in the Audition window.

Add new clips to an audition in the Timeline

  • To add a new clip to an audition and maintain the current clip in the Timeline as the pick: Drag a clip from the Browser to the audition in the Timeline, and choose Add to Audition from the shortcut menu.

  • To add a new clip to an audition and make the clip you’re adding the pick: Drag a clip from the Browser to the audition in the Timeline, and choose Replace and Add to Audition from the shortcut menu.

    Important: If a transition is applied to the current clip in the Timeline and the pick for the new audition lacks sufficient media for the transition, the transition is either shortened or removed.

  • To duplicate a clip within an audition: Click the Audition icon in the upper-left corner of the audition to open the Audition window, select the clip you want to duplicate, and click Duplicate (or press Shift-Command-Y).

    Audition window showing selected clip and Duplicate button

    A new version of the selected clip appears in the Audition window.

  • To add a duplicate of the original version of an audition pick, with effects and attributes from another clip: Select a clip in the Timeline that has the attributes you want to copy, and choose Edit > Copy (or press Command-C). Then select the audition and choose Clip > Audition > Duplicate and Paste Effects (or press Option-Command-Y).

Remove a clip from an audition

  1. To open the audition containing the clip you want to remove, click the icon in the upper-left corner of the audition.

  2. In the Audition window, select the clip you want to remove, and press Delete.

    The clip is removed from the audition.