Deleting a video section that was split using split all results in the marker for the previous section being deleted.

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I just installed 8.1.0. I have a video that I am splitting and adding markers to. I also need to delete out some sections of the video between the end of one split section and the next. So, split, add a marker at the start of the new section, find the end of that section, and put in another split. I will then move through the time line and find the start of my next section and split again. I then need to delete out the small section of video I don't need.

However, I have a recurring problem doing this because when I select the small section to delete, then click on delete, the marker from the section I just finished gets deleted. I then use CTRL-Z to undo the delete, reselect the section I want to delete, and try again. Usually the second try will work, but in one instance I had to do this a couple of times. I know that the section I want to delete is selected because it changes from gray to blue.

Is there some step I am missing?

Is there a better way to delete small sections than the way I am using?

Just for the record, each of my splits is being done with a "Split all".
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Hi Bwillsie,
I am not sure I fully understand your workflow to diagnose this.
My first guess is that perhaps your marker is still selected when you press delete.

We have a few different items that can be selected simultaneously the hierarchy of selection is:
Playhead Selection

So if you have 1 of all of those things selected and press delete the playhead selection will be deleted first and then (if you collapse the playhead selection) keyframes, then markers, and finally media.

I would make sure the marker is not selected or on the media that you are deleting first. Also doing a range selection and using cut rather than doing multiple splits then delete could help.

If you still have trouble, creating a quick video of the behavior could help me understand whats happening so I could provide better suggestions.

Thanks for using Camtasia Studio!

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