I have a montage with two tracks, and I’m unable to specify which track I’d like the CD Wizard to operate on. I’m trying to add CD markers at clip boundaries, and no matter what I do, the Wizard operates on one of the tracks and I can’t get it to work on the other track. I’ve tried (1) re-ordering the tracks, (2) selecting the track I would like changed, (3) selecting the clips on that track and (4) muting the other track. But none of these things alters which track the CD Wizard works against. It always acts on the longer of the two tracks, which for me is the wrong one.
I can work around the problem. It’s just inconvenient. Is it possible to specify which track the CD Wizard should operate on?
If anyone’s curious why I’m doing this, it’s because I have both large, raw .wav files and also 20-odd CD tracks that were made from those raw .wavs many years ago. I want to re-do the CD using the original .wav files. A quick way to set up the CD track splits is to line up both sets of files on separate montage tracks, add markers at the boundaries of all of the CD clips, and then attach those markers to the clips on the other track. Then I can remove the track with all of the CD clips and everything is more or less lined up for me.
Just to note something else strange, if I delete the last of the large, raw clips on that montage track, which makes it the shorter of the two tracks, then the CD Wizard will operate on the other track with all of the smaller clips, which is what I want … but it only applies markers to some of the clips: the ones that are directly above the raw clip that I deleted from the other track. None of the other clips get markers, except that the Wizard adds a CD track start at the very beginning of the first clip. Weird, right?
Thanks. My CD Wizard settings are identical to yours (I add auto-naming, sometimes).
I want to amend one thing I said above: when I remove the last clip of the longer track, the CD Wizard attaches the CD start marker to the first clip of that track, and the remaining markers to the clips of the other track. That’s image 2 below.
Here are three screenshots if that helps anyone to visualize this:
Both tracks in full. Markers attached to the bottom track.
Markers are not per track. A marker is global to all montage tracks. If you have eg. 3 clips at the same position and of the same size on 3 montage tacks, only one pair of markers (begin/end) will be created.
If you have overlapping clips, the CD wizard can’t decide for you where to insert markers.