Delete middle clip, move everything over… easier way?

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    • #46700
      Anonymous
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      Hello All,

      I hope there is an easier way… I was editing a video that had to be under 7 minutes. I got it to 7m30s then went through it again to cut out at least 30s to get it under 7min. I got rid of some things but then had to ‘scoot’ everything from the right side of the timeline over to fill in the gap left by the cut. It was a bit tedious, a lot of zooming, scrolling, multi-select dragging, a bit of a pain.

      Is there an easier way to do this?

      Thanks,

      Joe C.

    • #192310
      chrisColorado
      Participant

      Oh yeah!

      Take your cursor and move the loop region markers at the top of the current time marker where the ruler is. It’s two yellow triangles. What you want, is for everything you want to move to turn blue. When it’s all blue, move your cursor overa “blue” clip and move. It shouldmove all the “blue” clips. You have to click on a blue clip itself to move, NOT the yellow triangles again.

      Hope that helps. I just realized that it might be different in vegas 8. This is what works in versions 6/7.

    • #192311
      Anonymous
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      If your using Vegas you can also just turn on Auto Ripple. This is a fantastic feature if you use it carefully.

      Jeremy

    • #192312
      Anonymous
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      If your using Vegas you can also just turn on Auto Ripple. This is a fantastic feature if you use it carefully.

      Jeremy

    • #192313
      Anonymous
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      As film814 stated, you can turn on Auto Ripple, but this can be tricky and have unintended results. There is a keystroke to perform a “Post Edit Ripple” and there are various ripple methods. Poke around the help file for the keystrokes. Sorry, I can’t be of more help at the moment, I am not in front of my edit station.

      John

    • #192314
      Anonymous
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      Regarding Chris Colorado’s post above:

      I tried that and only one of three clips moved just like dragging a clip without using the region markers. I’m using Vegas 8.0 Pro.

      Maybe I’m not doing it right, but I followed the way described.

      I tried the Auto Ripple and that worked, so that gives me a starting point in which to play with.

      Thanks VideoMaker members!!

      Joe C.

    • #192315
      Anonymous
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      I got it. Its a combination of selecting a region and turning on ‘Auto Ripple’ (Ctrl + L) then dragging the Left-Most clip in the region. Doing this it will move all the “region’d” clips left or right. Also, if you have a big part of the timeline that you want deleted, do the same as above except region the empty area, turn on ‘Auto Ripple’ then hit the ‘Delete’ key. I turn off ‘Auto Ripple’ right after I perform either of these tasks.

      Joe C.

    • #192316
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      yep, you got it.

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