Snapping while Cutting and Dragging
cuts from an edit handle to the
insert point. There are Edit Panel buttons which normally are used
to move to the previous or next edit handle/label.
They look like tags and the letter E on the menu bar and are
oriented forward/backward. These same buttons can be used to
cut from the insert pointer to the previous or next
edit/label when the ctrl+alt keys are both pressed when the buttons
are used. They snap off the media instead of doing the
standard re-positioning. This is useful to minimize the number of
operations necessary to cut between edits/labels.
Instead of using the edit panel buttons, you can more easily use the
following keyboard shortcuts to perform the same functions:
||ctrl+alt +shift '.'
||shift+period is the > sign on US keyboards
||shift+comma is the < sign on US keyboards
if you hold down the Ctrl + Alt keys while
dragging using the mouse, once the clip gets near to an edit, a
label, an in/out pointer or the start/end of the timeline, the
dragged clip will snap next to that marker. The 2 will now be
exactly aligned with no gap and no overlap. As you drag the clip
close to one of the markers, when they are within a short distance
they start to stick and stay that way until you move further away
from that distance. Also, the line will turn color from green to
yellow while in the sticky phase. In addition, this works for a
plugin while dragging so that it will be the same length as the edit.
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