Manipulating Tracks

Tracks in CINELERRA-GG either contain audio or video. There is no special designation for tracks other than the type of media they contain. When you create a new project, it contains three default tracks: one video track and two audio tracks. You can still add and delete tracks from the menus. The Tracks menu contains a number of options for dealing with multiple tracks simultaneously. Each track itself has a popup menu which affects one track.

Operations in the Tracks pulldown affect only tracks which are armed.

Move tracks up | Move tracks down
shift all the armed tracks up or down the stack.
Roll tracks up | Roll tracks down
wheel motion of the tracks up or down.
Delete tracks
deletes the armed tracks.
Delete first track
deletes the first track, whether it is armed or not.
Delete last track
deletes the last track, whether it is armed or not.
Concatenate tracks
operation copies all the assets of every disarmed but playable track and concatenates it by pasting those assets at the end of the first set of armed tracks. They are pasted one after the other, keeping the same order they have on the stack. If there are two armed tracks followed by two disarmed tracks, the concatenate operation copies the assets of the two disarmed tracks and pastes them after the assets of the two armed tracks. If there are three disarmed tracks instead, the assets of two tracks are pasted after the assets of the armed tracks and the assets of the third track are pasted at the end of the first armed track. The destination track wraps around until all the disarmed tracks are concatenated. Disarmed tracks that are not playable are not concatenated.
Align timecodes
see Align Timecodes
Append to project
allows for creating new tracks after any existing tracks.
Add subttl
will add a track for subtitles at the top of the other tracks.

The Audio and Video pulldowns each contain an option to add a track of their specific type. In the case of audio, the new track is put on the bottom of the timeline and the output channel of the audio track is incremented by one. In the case of video, the new track is put on the top of the timeline. This way, video has a natural compositing order. New video tracks are overlaid on top of old tracks.

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