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Wes Plate
Add to secondary storyline, storyline grows left instead of right?
on Dec 5, 2014 at 9:31:03 pm

Is this possible in FCP X?

I want to add a clip to the beginning of a secondary storyline, however I don't want the existing clips to slide downstream. I want the container of the storyline to grow left to accommodate the new clip.

What I can do is let the secondary storyline grow right when I add the clip to the head, then slide the whole storyline back left the same duration as the clip I added. But that's more work.

Please watch this, it will show you exactly what I mean... https://vimeo.com/113749692

Thank you, in advance, for your ideas.


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Wes Plate
Re: Add to secondary storyline, storyline grows left instead of right?
on Dec 5, 2014 at 9:59:42 pm

I found how to do this!

First, add the new clip in as a connected clip.
Then, hold the G key down while you drag the new clip in front of the secondary storyline.
The storyline will grow to the left to envelope the new clip.

Here's a demonstration...

Thank you to Richard Taylor for the solution.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Add to secondary storyline, storyline grows left instead of right?
on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:32:53 pm

Totally valid.

The other way to is to simply add the clip as connected back timed (shift-q), then select that clip, and the SHELF of the secondary only (which is the thicker black bar above the clips, and not the clips themselves, basically selecting the secondary container) and hit command-g. This will add to the new clip to the front of the secondary. Apple should add an "insert backtimed" command as this would help. That way you'd just select the shelf and back time the edit to front.


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Wes Plate
Re: Add to secondary storyline, storyline grows left instead of right?
on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:42:38 pm

Good tip. Thanks!



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