As an Avid newby (coming from another popular NLE) I find the Top and Tail commands in MC5 extremely useful to quickly trim a sequence. However, on certain sequences the Top command deletes everything in the timeline left of the position indicator, and the Tail command deletes everything right of the position indicator. This is occurring on a project in which I lost media due to a RAID failure, forcing me to re-import the files. It does not occur on a fresh project. All other commands seem to work fine. What could be happening?
top/tail trim is related to the selection of your audio- and videotracks. So if you have only one long audioclip but 4 shorter videoclips, MC will trim to the end of the long audioclip with head/tail trim, including trimming the 4 videoclips.
Kristina:if you have only one long audioclip but 4 shorter videoclips, MC will trim to the end of the long audioclip
That makes sense. However, my situation is much simpler. It's just a string-out with one video track and two synced audio tracks. The cuts are all straight. No J or L cuts. If there are 50 clips to the right of the position indicator, for example, the Tail command selects all 50 and makes the cut at the position indicator, leaving nothing after that point.
Are all tracks selected when you make your top/tail trim? You must select only the track you want to trim. Remember, in Avid the empty timeline is treated as black leader and will be trimmed too if those tracks are selected.
conleec:Remember, in Avid the empty timeline is treated as black leader and will be trimmed too if those tracks are selected.
That's it. These sequences have an almost empty video track that I use for the occasional cutaway, and that track was also selected. When I deselect it, Top and Tail works as it should on the selected tracks. Thanks for pointing this out.
is it also possible to delete only the head or the tail of a clip without rippling (with top and tail trim button)?
Thanks in advance!
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