Soundtrack Pro/Final Cut – Round-tripping to Soundtrack Pro
Faster than a speeding export, round-tripping with FCP is the way to work.
A faster way to work with audio in both Final Cut and Soundtrack Pro is called “round-tripping.” This is much better than exporting and here’s how it works:
1. Select the clip in the Final Cut Timeline or Browser.
2. Control-click the clip and Send it to a Soundtrack Pro Audio File project. (Remember, sending allows you to edit audio clips nondestructively).
3. Make your edits to the file.
4. When you are done, save the file in Soundtrack Pro. Use File > Save, and don’t change the name.
5. Switch back to FCP, and your newly edited audio clip is automatically loaded and linked back into your sequence.
This method is faster than exporting and should save you a chunk time.
Courtesy of Larry Jordan