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  • Sat, Mar 21 2020 2:31 PM

    Cut and Paste clips without overwriting

    Hi! I am trying to cut and paste clips in the timeline to move them around without moving the mouse.

    Rigth now I can sometimes Copy with cmd c, delete with x and paste with cmd v.

    But what happens is sometimes it inserts the clip in a new position and sometimes it overwrites the other clips.

    I try to switch to segment mode Extract splice in before inserting, but it doesnt help.

    Seems to me its totally random if a clip is inserted or it overwrites

    Is there anz way to control that?

    I am editing on a very old macbook pro / mid 2012 with 16 GB ram Using macOS Catalina 10.15.7 And usually the newest AVID Version / right now its 2020... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Mar 21 2020 4:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Cut and Paste clips without overwriting


    I think I remember in one of your other threads that you've come to Media Composer from FCP and Premeire, which would make sense if you're trying to cut/paste like you do in those programs. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view) Media Composer doesn't work well using a copy/paste workflow. I'd suggest getting into the habit of marking clips with in/out points and OPT+copying them into the source monitor to then paste them someplace else.

    Also, you've posted this in the Xpress Pro forum. Xpress Pro was killed off in 2008. You should post in the Media Composer forum:

    Media Composer 2021.5 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini... [view my complete system specs]

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