Auto-fill Blank Space without Stitching

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I want an option for Camtasia to automatically fill gaps after deleting clips. The videos I make involve dozens of short clips where I must pick the best takes of each clip. This means that every time I delete an unneeded clip, I have to manually delete the resulting gap. This extra time adds up and becomes tedious.
I want there to be a feature that will move all clips and tracks placed after that deleted clip to automatically move back to fill the gap. (Without stitching them together). This would cut a lot of wasted time out of my editing.
AVS video editor has a feature like this automatically enabled. You could model this feature after that.
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Joe Morgan

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You can disable stitching in preferences.


With stitching disabled. You may find you want to stitch some of the media together.You can do that selecting it, Right clicking and selecting "Stitch Selected Media"
This only works when the cut media is from the same clip.Separate clips cannot be stitched together.




Regards,Joe
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I apologize if I wasn't clear. The stitching wasn't the main point of my suggestion.
I just want the clip movement to be automatic, rather than having to do it manually. I want to delete a clip and have all clips ahead of it move fill the gap
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Try Ctrl + Delete.
That's the Keyboard short cut for Ripple Delete.You were clear, I got caught up in the stitching aspect and missed the ripple delete aspect.Sorry about that.
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Funny - here on my Mac it ́s cmd+Backspace for delete&fill gap. Ctrl+Backspace will just delete what ́s selected.
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Argh, I didn't realize I was in the MAC forum.  I opened a email and it brought me here.
Thanks for the clarification

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Watch out for one huge gotcha in relation to ripple delete. I imagine that this is also the case with Delete & Fill Gap on the Mac but I can't guarantee it.

If you have a single segment of a track selected, and you ripple delete that segment, everything will move up... on that track only. (Or those tracks, if you're simultaneously deleting say both a video and audio capture track.)
It will NOT move anything that is on another track. Congratulations, all of your annotations from that point on are now out of sync.
If you want to delete the gap and keep the relative positions of other tracks, you need to select that section using the red and green playhead selectors, and THEN ripple delete so that all of the tracks are moved to the left.
This is one of the more annoying characteristics of Camtasia IMHO.
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