split is grayed out; Win 10, Camtasia 8

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Have assembled many clips into time line, but forgot one. Moved playhead to location between 2 clips. Right clicking shows split grayed out. Edit and icon for split also gray. Tried selecting all clips to the right - didn't help.
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Rick Stone

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If the playhead is between two clips, there is no surprise that split is disabled. Split only works when the playhead is on a specific media clip. Typically videos. So try placing the playhead somewhere between the beginning and end of a clip and split should then become available.

Perhaps think of it like this. Imagine split to be like a big blade slamming down on the timeline. And further, imagine each video clip to be like a sandwich on the timeline. If the timeline has several sandwiches lined up but the playhead is between two, there isn't a sandwich to split.

I dunno why. Perhaps because we all eat. I love food analogies.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks. If you like food analogies, imaging I want a sandwich. I have 2 pieces of bread. I want to put something in between. I.e., have 2 clips and want to insert a clip between them.
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There is no command for inserting media between two clips.
 
So what you can do is this. With the play head positioned at the split between the clips.

Hold down the Shift key and drag all the media to the right far enough to make room for the clip you want to insert.
Add that clip. Then,position the playhead next to the media you dragged out of the way and drag it back holding down shift.

Regards,Joe

Would you like some ham with that sir.

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Solves the problem perfectly. Thanks. I prefer corned beef.