How can I move over all clips on the timeline?

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So I have a track with a lot of little clips. One of the clips was bad so I re-recorded it. Now I want to replace that bad clip with the new clip.

In version 7 I would have deleted the bad clip, then dragged and dropped the new clip into the blank area. Or dragged and dropped the new clip before the bad clip, and then deleted the bad clip. In both cases the timeline would have adjusted as needed for the insertion (and deletion).

Now I just cannot figure out what to do. I deleted the old clip, but since the new clip is slightly longer, it won't let me put the new clip in the blank area. I can't see a way to move the other clips over to make room for it (I've tried selecting and dragging, as well as all the modifier keys like shift, alt, ctrl...it won't move). It won't seem to let me drag and drop the new clip before some other clip either. This HAS to be possible but I cannot for the life of me figure out how. I would greatly appreciate any help.

RANT: Camtasia 8 is driving me CRAZY. So many things that were so easy are now so hard. If I could go back to v7 I would, but we added new people to the department and TechSmith would only sell v8 to them, and we all need to be on the same version. I hate ranting like this and usually I am very patient about learning changes in software, but something about these changes is just pushing all my buttons.
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Wendy Hunter

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  • so very frustrated

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You can do what you want

are you using latest version 8.0.3?

put new clip on timeline; lock new clip track; make selection from end of new clip left to start of other content you need to move to right; right click selection, choose insert time; stuff moves to right; new clip now fills the space
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Wendy,

I made a screencast to show some different ways to create space on the CS8 timeline: http://screencast.com/t/2mntcjfT74 (4:26)

Hope this helps.
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Teri

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THANK YOU!  easy and exactly what I needed to knoW.
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Michael James

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Whoa!  I can't believe I have been using Camtasia for 2 years and didn't know some of these tricks!  Sweet - you just made my workflow way easier!
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Kevin R Burkitt

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This is great!  You literally just saved me hours in production.  Thanks
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lori.laposta

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THIS WAS A FANTASTIC TUTORIAL. If only I knew about ctrl+ shift before I would have saved so much frustration and rework! THANK YOU so much!!!
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Eric

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Dang buddy! Thanks for the screencast. I've been manually moving things on all tracks for a long time. This speeds up everything!
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Robert Scott-Norton

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Excellent. Saved me a massive headache this morning. Thank you.
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Jackie Heotis

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Sooo helpful :) thanks
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pmcdaniel

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Very cool!  Thanks for sharing!
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Tyler McLaughlin

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Great info! Thank you for sharing Dave.
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eheyer

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This exactly answered my question - thank you!
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Soph Marx

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I'm assuming there's no way to insert something on a track, and move all the tracks over?
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How To Add Clip And Move Everything Else Over
https://www.screencast.com/t/vv3MNAPnRDtA
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Ted.finger

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This is very helpful. Thanks for posting!
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Dave,
That was a wonderful video that you made.  Thank you.   The one thing that I can't find is how to "collapse" the righthand slides to the left.  This means that I have 3 clips to the right and they have various amounts of blank space between them.  I would like to click a button that will just slide all of them to the left to butt them up against one another.  Is that possible?
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Thank you for the video, it was quite helpful to point out some options. I do appreciate the response.

You may have noticed that in my original post I said that shift+drag wasn't working to move the clips over, and later I discovered why. The very first clip of the portion that I wanted to move was this really tiny sliver of a clip, and the UI just was not allowing me to select it in a "draggable" way (it was so tiny that whenever the mouse hovered over it I would get the arrow to make it longer rather than being able to move it). I later found that zooming the timeline all the way in made this clip just barely "selectable", and I was then able to move all the clips on the timeline to make space for the new clip.

So why did I have this super-tiny clip on the timeline? Due to this issue with deleting portions of clips: http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
Because the timeline no longer automatically adjusts for the deleted portions, I use "cut" instead, which splits the clip, and in this case created a teeny tiny clip. I would really LOVE to see this issue corrected by the way.

So this is a case of where a bunch of little frustrations combine to make GIANT frustrations. I would prefer that Camtasia let me drop in my new clip and automatically adjust like it used to, but I would have been OK with drag+moving the timeline to make room for it -- which I tried to do first thing but was stymied due to the other delete/cut issue.
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Wendy,

Thanks for the additional detail. I replied to your post in the other thread. I agree with your comments about lots of little edits leading to other problems. You're definitely not the only one struggling with this, and this is a problem we're considering for a future release.
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Thanks Dave, that video was very helpful.
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Hi,

Can someone tell me how to nudge info on the timeline?  I downloaded ver 8 and I need to move just one piece of audio over just a bit.   Continually using the mouse is too cumbersome.  I've tried the shift and arrows and anything else I can read. 

Thanks, 
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Hi Gary,

You can't nudge the media.  But you can use the arrow keys to nudge the play head, and when you move clips, they will snap to the play head.

For greater precision, you can also zoom in on the timeline using the zoom controls above the timeline.  If you prefer the keyboard, check out the zoom shortcuts under the View > Timeline menu, in the main menu of the editor.

Hope this helps.
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Hi, 

This seems like a lot of steps to just move one clip.  Did Ver. 7 have a nudge feature?

Thanks
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Mine will not drag at all no matter what I do
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Keeley Mannila

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I'm having issues dragging my clips around. Has this been addressed?  Simply trying to reorder the layers of clips and it won't let me drag down.
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being unable to drag down indicates that something on another track may be blocking the drag

try grouping everything on a track, then move the entire track; you can un-group after the move
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Thank you; will give that a try!