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Sean Winn
Simple timeline function question
on Mar 31, 2011 at 6:56:35 pm

Hi, new to fcp and am working through some DVD tutorials. Trying to finish a simple project at the moment and cutting up some audio in the timeline. Can't find the answer after searching online and in the help menus...

How do I turn off the function where the timeline automatically deletes spaces when you delete a clip? Trying to keep the pieces separate on the timeline so I can arrange them, but it keeps snapping (this is not a question about the 'N' function - turning that off doesn't address this question..

Thanks for any assistance,
Sean


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Dan Monro
Re: Simple timeline function question
on Mar 31, 2011 at 7:28:46 pm

The difference is in which 'delete' key you use. Use the backspace key to delete the clip and leave a hole. Use the delete key (by the 'end' key) to delete and close gap. You can also do the latter by hitting 'shift backspace' (or 'fn backspace' on a laptop).

Cheers,
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Sean Winn
Re: Simple timeline function question
on Mar 31, 2011 at 7:54:37 pm

Dan,
Thanks for the time - that makes perfect sense now. I discovered after I posted that I was indeed free to move clips wherever I wanted for arrangements sake, but still didn't know about the difference in the delete keys.
Thanks again,
Sean


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