Group and allow edit

Wondering if it will ever be possible to group a set of files and still be able to edit individual tracks. I often have two video files with the soundtracks separated. I want to clip and edit video, remove sections of audio from one track or the other without having any of the elements shift out of sync.

Thanks for the help. Love this program.

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  • Bob Coates said:
    I want to clip and edit video, remove sections of audio from one track or the other without having any of the elements shift out of sync.

    Generally with most NLEs when the video and audio are separate, the editor has to shift things to maintain sync or lock them to keep them in place. ScreenFlow allows you to Delete or Rippled Delete, that latter pulls things up, the former keeps everything in place and creates a gap.. You can lock individual clips to prevent them from moving. You can select all clips on a track or all clips after the current track and lock them all.
     

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  • Thanks, Craig, Understand what the possibilities are. Didn't know if it was going to be possible in the future. One small bump in editing has been known to cause me grief in getting everything back in sync.  Cheers,   Bob

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    Bob Coates said:
    One small bump in editing has been known to cause me grief in getting everything back in sync

     Not an unusual occurrence in many NLEs. How might you like that handled to prevent that in ScreenFlow?

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  • If it was possible to lock all tracks in place on the timeline but still edit individual tracks. Trim video tracks so you can see below. Choose which audio track would be audible without tracks moving from their placement so they wouldn't lose their sync once attained.  

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  • Bob Coates I'm not sure I understand your description. You don't mention clips, only editing tracks so I'm not sure how this would work. You can delete and trim clips without anything else moving.

    I'm deleting and trimming all over the place in this example and all clips on all tracks remain in place. Nothing need be locked in this example.

     

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  • Sorry for bad terminology. Relatively new to video. If you bump an audio track it has ramifications down the line with syncing. Here's an example. The audio track is not 'locked in place and can bump the next track down the line. Thanks for your help.

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  • Bob Coates Thanks. That example clarifies things. If you move a clip, the clips above and below it do not move and, would then be out of sync. Might that be the problem?

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  • Bob Coates You can select multiple clips (above and below and any other combination) and move them all at once. All the clips maintain sync. Those dissolves prevents the clips before and after from being pushed out of sync. 

     

     

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  • Right. The problem occurs not when you are trying to move but an inadvertent bump of a clip that moves things down the line.

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  • I know it's operator error. Just trying to see if there's a way hold ALL clips in their place on the timeline once they have been synced yet still be able to edit individual clips without them 'slipping' if that makes sense.

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  • Bob Coates Perhaps a way to lock clips to those above and below to make sure they reaming tied together in sync? In effect a way to maintain clips connected to each other as selected by the user?

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  • Craig, I think we're getting there. If all clips could be locked in place on the timeline, yet still be individually editable. ie they couldn't slide down the timeline in any way. Sometimes when you click on a clip it can nudge just a bit, especially if using a pen tool which is my preferred way of working vs a mouse.

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  • Bob Coates You can already lock individual clips or all clips on a track. The only think you can't do is lock clips to each other on different tracks.

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  • Thanks, Craig. Practicing to see if these techniques will answer my needs. Haven't had time to edit. Starting a new project next week. Appreciate the tips!

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  • Bob Coates Basically ScreenFlow allows you to lock a clip, lock a track, lock all clips from a given clip to the end of the track. So there is "horizontal" locking. Locked clips will not move. Of course moving an unlocked clip will change the sync relationship to them. There isn't a way to lock clips vertically other then making sure you select them (shift or command click) and moving them together. 

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