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Is there a way to close multiple gaps between tracks at once?

Hi,

I'm editing a online course and as you can see in the attached photo I like to make a lot of cuts and then close all the gaps.

So far I've been clicking CMD + (click) and then DELETE to get rid of the gaps but the problem is I have to do this for every single gap. It's tedious and takes a long time.

 

Is there a way in Screenflow to close all of these gaps at once?

 

Thanks,

-Eric 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Ideally you'd Ripple Delete when you edit and you'd have no need to do the extra work of closing gaps afterwards.

     

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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    You'll have to select each gap and right click on use Close Gap

     

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    You may want to watch our ScreenFlow Tutorials on the right side of the page.

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  • Awesome that's a great solution; thanks Craig!

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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    You're welcome of course.

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  • It's cool that you can ripple delete with a selection. I don't see a way to ripple delete a selected clip in the timeline. Or at the very least, a shortcut to create a selection (in and out points) of a clip so you can then ripple delete. Why no way to ripple delete with a clip selected?

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Mark Hatch Ripple Delete a Selection or Create MarkIn and MarkOut from Selection (so one could then Ripple Delete) is a good idea.

    Please fill out the form and make the feature request.
    ScreenFlow Feature Request Form

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  • So this is a good solution, but this requires many more steps than the initial (t) to trim. I'm not sure it would save much time with the added steps of having to do mark in, mark out, then ripple delete. Has this already been requested as a feature to just be able to delete all the gaps with one push of a button once editing was complete?

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Rebecca Williams You can make the request using the above form but the concern may be that doing it for multiple gaps at once could unintentionally throw things out of sync if you are using multiple tracks.  
    The "T" key just splits a clip. You could Mark In, Mark Out instead so it's not additional steps. There no need to split the clip.

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  • CraigS I as well as some others have already submitted a request. It "unintentionally" throw some things off is a problem for someone who isn't prepared to delete those gaps. WE ARE! 

    My solution is tedious as well, and that is holding "command" and clicking throw the gaps then pressing "delete". Go through chunks as one wrong click and it deselects everything. 

    I'm just discovering ripple delete today, and it's definitely going to help, but I still would GREATLY appreciate the delete mulitple gaps function. Heres how I see it. 

    Highlight multiple clips, right click for menu, New option select gaps, delete gaps, "blue sections".

    I make drawing tutorials for youtube etc. As you can see my projects are nightmares. 1000s of divisions in 1 of 6 files file.  It's draining and tedious. I'd be happy to give a huge shout out if this can be added. I've been a paid user for several years and they've fixed a bug that effected hotkeys immediately after I submitted a request, so I'm sure they can make this work. Adobe premier has this feature, but I'm not willing to do their stupid monthly fee crap just to "borrow" their equipment. This is why I'm huge fan of Screenflow! Any way, gonna go try out this ripple delete thing out! Wish I new of this sooner, I've been dying =((((((

    2 layers, Bottom layer would be the clips I migrate to a new file so that I can always go back to the original. It's serves as book marker. 

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    • Jet Kimchrea I'd like to know too Jet.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Jet Kimchrea With the case number we sent you when you submitted the original request, email back and include your updated description of how you'd like it to work and your screenshot as an example of what kind of project complexity you're working with. It's important for the developers to understand specific needs and examples. Thanks for doing that.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    While you can select individual Gaps and Delete them, not clearly documented is that you can select multiple Gaps and Delete them all at one.

     

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Non sequential selection using Command Click and Delete

     

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Jet Kimchrea So the feature may be implemented somewhat similar to your request.

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  • CraigS Hey just realized you were only giving me advice for resubmitting a request, I ended up addressing this messaged directly to you as you were the one who responded. =) I'll give it a try.

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    • Jet Kimchrea Yup, I'm having the same problem. 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Jet Kimchrea Your workflow does seem unorthodox. Ripple Delete is itself just three keystroke. Mark In, Mark Out, Ripple Delete. For most workflows that seems more efficient then cutting (still requiring a starting and ending cut), pulling down to another track, selecting Gaps (even if it were done in one keystroke), deleting Gaps and pulling up (even if it were done in one keystroke).

    For most users it's either Close Gaps after cutting out lots of segments or simply Ripple Deleting as one goes along. Perhaps there's an advantage to keeping filing in place relative to the time line while one works but it's not clear that's an advantage.

    Personally, when I edit I prefer to Ripple Delete as I go because I can see the running time change, knowing that I near the targeted run time as the duration decreases.

    For most editors it's either mark in, mark out, delete or mark in, mark out ripple delete (with no gap to worry about). One deletes or ripple deletes depending on the importance of the timing relationship to another track (ripple delete may change that obviously and therefore not always desired). Either option is just three keystrokes though.

    There is Edit > Close Gaps already (just as selecting Delete works after gaps are selected). There is no "Select All Gaps" command though which maybe you should request in that form to make it clear that's all you need. 

    You can ask for a status update on your request with your case number but be sure to  convince the developers that your method has an advantage that will benefit a lot of users. The number of requests can impact development priority so perhaps you can persuade other users.

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  • CraigS "deleting Gaps and pulling up" This isn't what do. I actually copy the segmented portions onto a new file and collapse there to keep things neat. But that is another story. Aside from that I clear up some things about this method and why I don't think the ripple method is the best method for my type of project.  Thanks. 

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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Jet Kimchrea said:
    I actually copy the segmented portions onto a new file and collapse there to keep things neat.

    Your most recent video explains your workflow best.
    I don't think that's a common workflow though so you'd have to persuade the developers. Make sure you send them the video though.

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