Editing

Transform

Move

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Move

Hotkey

G

Pressing G moves all the selected strip(s). Move your mouse horizontally (left/right) to change the strip’s position in time. Move vertically (up/down) to change channels.

Holding down Ctrl while dragging snaps to the start and endpoints of other strips. The position of the mouse relative to the selection influences where the strips are snapped. If it is closer to the start of the selection, then the start frame of the selection gets snapped, else the end frame will get snapped.

To ”ripple edit” (make room for strips you drag) hold Alt when placing a strip.

You can also lock the direction to time with X or to change the strip’s channel with Y.

It is possible to move strips using mouse by dragging them while holding LMB. Currently it is possible to move only one strip by dragging.

Start Frame Offset

The Start Frame Offset for that strip can be selected by clicking LMB on the left handle of the strip; holding it down (or pressing G and then moving the mouse left/right) changes the start frame within the strip by the number of frames you move it. The frame number label under the strip displays the start frame of the strip.

  • If you have a 20-image sequence strip, and drag the left handle to the right by 10 frames, the strip will start at image 11 (images 1 to 10 will be skipped). Use this to clip off a roll-up or undesired lead-in.

  • Dragging the left handle left will create a lead-in (copies) of the first frame for as many frames as you drag it. Use this when you want some frames for a transition at the start of the clip.

End Frame

The End Frame of the strip could be selected by clicking LMB on the right handle of the strip; holding it down (or pressing G) and then moving the mouse changes the ending frame within the strip. The frame number label over the strip displays the end frame of the strip.

  • Dragging the right handle to the left shortens the clip; any original images at the tail are ignored. Use this to quickly clip off a roll-down.

  • Dragging the right handle to the right extends the clip. For movies and images sequences, more of the animation is used until exhausted. Extending a clip beyond its length will render as a copy of the last image. Use this for transitions out of this clip.

Muista

Multiple selection

You can select several (handles of) strips by Shift-LMB clicking: when you press G, everything that is selected will move with your mouse – this means that, for example, you can at the same time move a strip, shorten two others, and extend a forth one.

Move/Extend from Current Frame

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Move/Extend from Current Frame

Hotkey

E

With a number of strips selected, pressing E lets you interactively extend the strips. This is similar to moving but is useful for extending (or shortening) time around the current frame.

All selected strip handles to the ”mouse side” of the current frame indicator will transform together, so you can change the duration of the current frame.

Slip Strip Contents

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Slip Strip Contents

Hotkey

S

The Slip tool allows you to change the position of the contents of a strip without moving the strip itself.

Snap Strips to the Current Frame

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Snap Strips to the Current Frame

Hotkey

Shift-S

Moves the strip or control point to the current frame.

Clear Strips Offset

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Clear Strips Offset

Hotkey

Alt-O

To reset the (soft) start/end frame handles.

Swap Strips

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Swap Strips

Left Alt-Left

Swaps the active strip with the strip to the left.

Right Alt-Right

Swaps the active strip with the strip to the right.

Remove Gaps

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Insert Gaps

Hotkey

Backspace

Remove blank frames between the current frame and the first strip to the right, independent of selection or locked state of strips.

Insert Gaps

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Transform ‣ Insert Gaps

Hotkey

Equals

Insert blank frames between the current frame and the first strips to the right, independent of selection or locked state of strips.

Split

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Split

Hotkey

K

This splits the selected strip in two at the current frame. This will result in two strips which use the same source, fitting the original strip’s timing and length.

Vihje

This can be thought of as a quick way to duplicate the current strip, adjusting the start/end frames to form two non-overlapping strips showing the same content as before.

Hold Split

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Hold Split

Hotkey

Shift-K

Like Split, it splits a strip in two distinct strips; however you will not be able to drag the endpoints to show the frames past the split of each resulting strip.

Although you can adjust the Hold Offset number fields in the Strip Info panel.

Vihje

This can be thought of as a way to simulate splitting the video file in two parts at the cut-point, replacing the current strip with each.

Duplicate Strips

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Duplicate Strips

Hotkey

Shift-D

Duplicate a strip to make an unlinked copy; drag it to a time and channel, and drop it by LMB click.

Delete

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Delete

Hotkey

Delete, X

Delete the selected strip(s).

Separate Images

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Separate Images

Hotkey

Y

For images sequence only – Converts the strip into multiple strips, one strip for each frame. Useful for slide shows and other cases where you want to bring in a set on non-continuous images.

Length

You have to specify the duration you want the resulting strips will be.

Movie Strip

Set Render Size

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Set Render Size

Sets the render resolution and aspect to match the strip’s resolution.

Deinterlace Movies

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Deinterlace Movies

Converts interlaced video into progressive video.

Effect Strip

Change Effect Input

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Effect Strip ‣ Change Effect Type

Swaps which strips are the input for the effect strip.

Change Effect Type

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Effect Strip ‣ Change Effect Type

Switch the effects on a selected Effect strip.

Reassign Inputs

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Effect Strip ‣ Reassign Inputs

Hotkey

R

This tool can be used to assign (reconnect) effect strips in a different way. Select three arbitrary strips and press R. If you don’t create a cycle, those will be connected to a new effect chain.

Swap Inputs

Reference

Menu

Strip ‣ Effect Strip ‣ Swap Inputs

Hotkey

Alt-S

Swaps the first two inputs for the effect strip.

Lock/Mute

Lock Strips Shift-L

Disables the strip from being transformed.

Unlock Strips Shift-Alt-L

Enables disabled strips allowing them to be transformed.

Mute/Unmute Strips H, Alt-H

Mute or unmute the selected strips.

Mute/Unmute Deselected Strips Shift-H, Ctrl-Alt-H

Mute or unmute all strips but the selected.

Inputs

Reload Strips Alt-R

Reloads the strips from their external saved location.

Reload Strips and Adjust Length Shift-Alt-R

Reloads the strips from their external saved location and re-adjusts the strip duration.

Change Path/Files

Changes the source file contained in a selected strip.

Swap Data

Swaps two sequence strips.

Context Menu

You can activate context menu by clicking RMB in the Sequencer’s timeline. In this menu you can quickly access some commonly used tools.

Fades

Reference

Menu

Add ‣ Fades

This submenu contains tools to add or remove fades to strips. In case of visual strips the tools will animate the opacity or volume in case of audio strips.

Clear Fades

Removes fade animation from selected sequences.

Fade In and Out

Fade selected strips in and out.

Fade In

Fade in selected strips.

Fade Out

Fade out selected strips.

From Current Frame

Fade from the current frame to the end of overlapping sequences.

To Current Frame

Fade from the start of sequences under the Playhead to the current frame.