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Nick Smith
Editing in Smoke 2013
on Feb 23, 2013 at 6:11:58 pm

Silly question. I've used Smoke for years as an online tool, but now I am using it for creative editorial - and I keep encountering the same issue: At some point my edit connection between source and record sequences is broken and I can no longer edit into the sequence. I can edit gesturally by dropping clips in, but when hit the overwrite key, I get this message - Invalid operation, No tracks mapped.

Where can one reset the track mapping? I'm not finding this anywhere.

Nick Smith
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http://www.finlandfinish.com/


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Mike Roy
Re: Editing in Smoke 2013
on Feb 23, 2013 at 10:52:51 pm

Smoke's a little picky about you specifying the destination track when you use the hotkey edit operations like overwrite and insert via hotkeys.

Smoke is maybe trying to say that the destination track is locked (via the little padlock icon on the left side) and it can't get into it. Try unlocking that if it is locked.

Or, if you're trying to edit into the layer that's above the locked layer, take a look at the little rectangles to the very left of your record sequence, it may say something like "V1.1" (video track 1, layer 1) and layers above that may say "V1.2" and so on. These let you map edit operations to specific tracks. If you slide your cursor in that little blank rectangle on the left of these you can tell smoke that you want to edit into this layer instead. Try toggling with those to see if you can edit into them.

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Nick Smith
Re: Editing in Smoke 2013
on Feb 25, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Sliding the cursor in the blank boxes did the trick. Thanks, Mike!

Nick Smith
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http://www.finlandfinish.com/


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