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  • Tue, Mar 9 2021 4:22 PM

    Keyboard command to specify exact clip duration?

    I'm moving from FCP to MC. FCP uses Ctrl-D to change a clip in the timeline to an exact duration, seconds:frames etc. Does MC have an equivalent keyboard command to set the exact duration of a clip?

    If not, and if Ctrl-D is not already taken, may I suggest giving Ctrl-D the same function in MC?

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  • Tue, Mar 9 2021 4:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Keyboard command to specify exact clip duration?

    I've never used FCP. How does it work? Say your clip in the sequence is currently 5s 17f, and you invoke the command to make the clip 3s 10f. Would the entire sequence get shorter, or would there be a blank hole where the rest of the clip used to be? Similarly, if you changed a clip from 5s 17f to 18s 10f, would it overwrite anything that was in the sequence after it, or would it push everything down so the timeline was longer?

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  • Tue, Mar 9 2021 4:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Keyboard command to specify exact clip duration?

    Hi.

    Never used FC but I think you are looking fro Replace edit, not sure but give a try,.

    APlease, don´t use MC as FC. Same goals different tools.

    cj

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  • Wed, Mar 10 2021 4:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Keyboard command to specify exact clip duration?

    camoscato:

    How does it work?

    Good question! It wouldn't work well at all. I completely forgot about sync issues because for my current project I am putting all the video in before any audio goes in. I need to remember that the track approach in MC is very different from how FCP works. That and everything it entails is the biggest part of my learning curve.

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