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I need to unlink the audio track from the video track in Expert mode.

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Hello, my first post here about a question that seems so basic to me but I spent several frustrating hours yesterday trying to accomplish this. I have made several videos in the past using different software on a PC but this is my first video using Elements 2020 on my iMac. 

 

The audio track is basically a song in mp3 format imported to the music track or audio track (I've tried both!) I'm trying to edit still photos and some inserted video into the video 1 track and changes I make there cause the audio track to break apart. Also, if I change the duration in any photo (except the last one) it also creates an unclosable gap in the audio track. I need to be able to work in these tracks independantly to create my slideshow. When I have everything in both tracks selected and right mouse click the option to ungroup audio and video is not active. How can I unlink these two tracks in Expert mode for the entire timeline? Thank you for any advice ...

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I need to unlink the audio track from the video track in Expert mode.

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Hello, my first post here about a question that seems so basic to me but I spent several frustrating hours yesterday trying to accomplish this. I have made several videos in the past using different software on a PC but this is my first video using Elements 2020 on my iMac. 

 

The audio track is basically a song in mp3 format imported to the music track or audio track (I've tried both!) I'm trying to edit still photos and some inserted video into the video 1 track and changes I make there cause the audio track to break apart. Also, if I change the duration in any photo (except the last one) it also creates an unclosable gap in the audio track. I need to be able to work in these tracks independantly to create my slideshow. When I have everything in both tracks selected and right mouse click the option to ungroup audio and video is not active. How can I unlink these two tracks in Expert mode for the entire timeline? Thank you for any advice ...

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Right click on the clip, select Unlink.  If you then slide the audio track to Audio 2 you may have more control over it.  It shouldn't be having accidental gaps. 

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First, thank you for the reply. I tried the right click and clip option on the music track, the first photo in the video 1 track, and with everything selected but I do not get an Unlink option. Just to be clear, I'm not referring to a video from my Assets brought into the Video 1 track of the project, but the entire project timeline which contains many still photos and a few videos. 

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Try moving your audio to a line above the video track.  The Voice and Music tracks have unique characteristics that might be causing your issue.

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Thank you so much!! I'm encouraged that I moved the audio from the music track to audio 2 track. I originally had it in the audio 1 track but that seemed to have the same linked issues for me. In the audio 2 track i shortened the duration of a photo and it did not create the break in the audio. I added a video clip to the video 1 track and it did break the audio track but I could select the right side and drag it back to the left to close that gap. I feel like I can go back to work with it now and design the video the way I want.  Thank you again so much for your help. This answer should close my question ...

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