Automatic Trimming (Ripple Delete) of Silent Audio

When producing and editing a recorded session, there are a lot of "gaps" in the recordings where I have no audio being spoken. In order to produce this screencast, I must go through and ripple delete all of these "gaps".

As a user, I would like to be able to have a selected clip and trigger the gaps to be ripple deleted automatically. It would be helpful if there were configuration options of

  • maximum dB threshold to be an identifying factor for detecting silence
  • configurable padding (leave 1/4s, 1/2s, 1s) of silent audio before and after cut
  • option to retain silent audio but just a slice is made instead

In the example image attached, the blue highlighted area is what I need to Ripple Delete, but there could be 50 of these on this particular video clip. The end result is what you see to the left of the blue highlighted area.

This would greatly reduce the amount of work I have to do on ever video and would save me 10+ hours each week. This would be a HUGE feature for me.

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  • Hello!

    Here's sort of a hacky workaround I for quickly trimming all gaps. It involves using macros. So if you have something that can create macros like Keyboard Maestro, Alfred or even Stream Deck, you can set this up! 

    Hope this helps! 💙

    👉 I made a video going over it:  https://www.loom.com/share/f813a53f98af49dc988b4b5cb0b464aa

    And here's the two macros I made 👇

    Action 1: Region Cut

    - Go to end of timeline selection
    - Split
    - Go to start of timeline selection
    - Split
    - Select clips under scrubber

    Action 2: Close gaps

    - Go to next edit
    - Mark In Point
    - Go to next edit
    - Mark Out Point
    - Ripple delete

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      • CraigS
      • 3 mths ago
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      Alejandro Hernández Thanks very much for that workflow tip.

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