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  • Tue, Apr 12 2016 3:04 PM

    Changes to trim behavior

    With MC 8.5.0  I notice that the behaviour of the trim function has changed.  Previously, if I went into trim mode and selected all the tracks, I could de-select and re-select a track and my playhead would snap to the most recent selection.  Now it defaults to the trim point where most of the edits lie.  I found myself asking, is there a feature that allows me to monitor the trim on the track of my choice?  Other wise I can't hear the audio or see the video where the trim is being made.

    Yes, there is a way to do this.

    In the example below, I would have been able to click on the edit in the yellow audio track to disable it, then re-select it to be able to audition my audio when using the J-K-L keys.  As it stands, I can only guess and then review the edit using PLAY IN TO OUT.

    The solution is to OPTION-select the edit point you want to audition.

    I was just about to ask if anyone had a solution when I thought to hit the OPTION key.  I just thought I would pass this along in case anyone else had the same problem.


  • Tue, Apr 12 2016 7:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Changes to trim behavior

    I think what actually happens is that the trim watch point defaults to the topmost track. To move the watchpoint to a different track, just click on the trim roller on that track. No Alt key needed.

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  • Tue, Apr 12 2016 8:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Changes to trim behavior

    Ah, I see.  This is totally different than the way it used to work for me.  But then again, I recently made a big jump from version 5 of Media Composer.


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