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  • Wed, Nov 29 2017 8:32 PM

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    Can't Remove Blank Space at End of Timeline

    After editing down an existing timeline by a few seconds, I have not been able to remove the blank space at the end of the timeline.  (I've been an Avid user for 15+ years, and this is the first time I've ever encountered this issue!)  I've done all the things I always did--set the in/out points and hit "X" and it has always worked until just now.  I've tried re-inserting material and deleting it.  I can lengthen the timeline with filler material just fine, but when I remove it, it reverts back to its original length (28;30;00), even though there's only about 28 mins of material.  I've got to think there's some obscure box or setting that got accidentally checked or unchecked that has locked my timeline length, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.  The only "workaround" I have found thus far is to "select-in/out" the entire video (minus the blank space I don't want) and copy-and-paste it into a new blank sequence, which then gives me the desired length.  But I have many timelines I need to do this with, and it seems unnecessarily cumbersome step, especially since it's a brand new issue for me. Has this happened to anybody else?  Any thoughts?  Much appreciated!

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  • Wed, Nov 29 2017 9:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Can't Remove Blank Space at End of Timeline

    Before I start chasing this down Scott.... what version of MC are you on?

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  • Thu, Nov 30 2017 12:47 AM In reply to

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    Re: Can't Remove Blank Space at End of Timeline

    Marianna:

    Before I start chasing this down Scott.... what version of MC are you on?

    Marianna

    I'm using Media Composer 7.0 with  Interplay / Intensity Pro on PC.

     

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  • Thu, Nov 30 2017 2:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Can't Remove Blank Space at End of Timeline

    Have you tried lengthening your timeline with an overwrite edit (all V and A tracks) using actual media? I have a favourites bin with Black video media with multiple tracks of tone that I have found useful for this issue.  In the past overwrite editing a good length of this clip from where I want the timeline to end to beyond the current end and then cutting this last edit has fixed the "Can't Remove Blank Space at end of Timeline" issue for me.

    A variation of this would be to make the Mark Out for the cut edit above 1 frame from the end.  Then remove the 1 frame, if necessary.

  • Thu, Nov 30 2017 10:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Can't Remove Blank Space at End of Timeline

    seen this a few times.

     

    if memory serves, i created a new timeline and copied my edit over.

     

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  • Fri, Dec 1 2017 3:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Can't Remove Blank Space at End of Timeline

    Lukas - thats the best solution since the issue is most often a corrupt timeline....

    Try that Scott and report back. I suggest you upgrade if you can to the last version of the 7.x code base from the DL denter

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  • Fri, Dec 22 2017 9:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Can't Remove Blank Space at End of Timeline

    Thanks all, and sorry for the long delay in thanking.  (Supposedly I'm supposed to receive email notifications when someone replies but that didn't happen in my case, so I figured there was no activity on the thread until I checked up on it just now.)   I ended up just selecting in/out before exporting, which I knew I could always do (but was kind of an annoying unnecessary step) but I will try these solutions in the future.

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