Preserve pitch when retiming clips

By default, Final Cut Pro preserves pitch when retiming clips so that the pitch doesn’t sound higher when the clip is faster or lower when the clip is slower. You can turn this feature on or off before or after a clip has been retimed.

Turn Preserve Pitch on or off

  1. In the Timeline, select an entire clip, or a range within a clip, whose speed you plan to change.

  2. Choose Preserve Pitch from the Retime pop-up menu in the toolbar.

    Retime pop-up menu in toolbar

    A checkmark to the left of the command name indicates that Preserve Pitch is turned on. To turn it off, choose Preserve Pitch again.