Ripple delete in Camtasia 8

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In version 7, as long as you didn't split video and audio any delete of a segement acted as a ripple delete where the space was closed up after the deletion. Am I missing a shortcut or something to make it behave that way in 8?
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In CS8, try using Ctrl+X or the cut button above the timeline, and it should shift things to the left to close up the space left by the cut.

Hope this helps.
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Ctrl+X or the cut button above the timeline - it's just a cut. And we need ripple delete, or ripple cut - something that will shift all next chunks back and fill the gap.
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Hitting Ctrl+X isn't working for me, I still have to manually move the track to fill the cut space. This is very inconvenient.
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Vic Divecha

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Ripple delete should work like any program worth its salt. Ripple delete is useless if other tracks stay where they are, ruining any B-roll positioned carefully downstream on the timeline. Ripple delete is a sad misnomer in Camtasia for Mac
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So there really is no way to shift everything (include callouts and other things) to the left at one time? Just want to clarify in case I'm missing something.
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OK, might I pose this question. I know you're planning to release another update in the near future, will ripple delete be enabled in that version? This is a little annoying to have given up that feature from version 7, though I must say I'm enjoying C8 and the polish it has with all the easing of objects visually. Very nice.
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Check out version 8.03 just released this week.
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Ctrl+X now works (8.03 - Oct 12 2012).
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I use Camtasia 8.0.4 (build 1060)
CTRL+X just cuts the selected piece, but not shifting all the pieces after it - Ripple delete doesn't work! (Same for the "CUT" icon above the time line)

Camtasia guys, why have you removed this feature? It was really good!
Try now to edit 1 hour long recording, and after edit is done, go to beginning and cut out any small chunk of the video.
And what you will have?
You will have to move all next piece, one by one to fill the new gap!

Is it right? Is it comfortable and optimized - No!

So is there a way to make it work as before, in version 7?

Also will be good to split video without selecting it on the time line (again as it was in version 7)
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I am having the same issue, with 8.04 Build 1060. Really missing Ripple delete/ close gap functions, having to slide everything up by dragging with mouse is a real time waster.
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I do a lot of editing that involves removing ums, so's, and pauses from recordings in Camtasia 8. Is there a way to just use the delete key to get rid of these like there was in Camtasia 7?

It was so easy and fast to do that in Camtasia 7.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Using the Delete Key to get rid of pauses or "think words" in a recording in Camtasia 8.
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Hi,

Ripple moves are possible using 8.0.4. Hopefully this video helps.

-Leanne
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Hi Leanne
Thanks for the video, that is a great help.

I still couldn't figure out how you did the ctrl-x option, as when I tried it, it would select the whole clip. Then I looked up in help how to select part of a clip. You might want to add that to the start of your video.

Thanks for the reply
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Hi Kerrin,

Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you found what you needed in the help file. Let me know if you have any other questions about ripple moves.

-Leanne
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Ripple delete still remains elusive on the Mac. Any updates on that? I just updated my Camtasia for Mac and tried to 'ripple delete'. the other tracks stayed where they were.

I highly recommend renaming the feature something else, because it does not work like ripple delete in other industry standard NLE software.
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Hi Vic,

I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with ripple deletes on Camtasia for Mac. Here's a tutorial you might find helpful. It was recorded on an earlier version of the software, but the process is essentially the same.

-Leanne
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I have one audio edited to a shorter piece. I updated the clip, it leaves the space between audios in the timeline. I have to manually drag each one back in place. It's not like split and delete. Also all the markers stayed in the old spots that I have to drag them back in place one after another.

Is there a better option for my situation?

Thanks,
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to keep markers with the clips they are associated with, turn the markers into "media markers"

see http://cookbookplus.com/temp/TechSmit...

regarding the audio editing issue, could you post a short screencast demonstrating the issue you are concerned about?

also, once clips are all ligned up, you can group them to keep them together
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Ripple detele is problematic still in 8.12 (windows 7, 64bit)

1: if I ripple delete parts of a video I expect a split at that place - not a joined video. That's what I am used to from most editing software. However I can see some benefits from autogrouping the video. Hmmm - me, I dont like not having a split and having it grouped without my input.

2: Ripple delete often does not actually work. CTRL-X only works IF you highlight the area to delete it with the playhead markers. But it should also - especially - work when I select a piece of the track by clicking on it and then hitting CTRL-X.

I.e. use the split function to separate a video in two spots, then highlight the area in between - hit CTRL-x - won't ripple delete. You have to highlight the area with the playhead markers first to make this work
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you can turn off auto stitching in tools|options menu, program tab
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The video only shows a workaround, not a solution. So, also judging from the comments here, Camtasia Studio currently has no ripple delete? Please add it (again)!

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