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How to delete clip without subsequent clips closing the gap

Apr 23, 2013 6:31 PM

Tags: #auto #settings #premiere #elements #change #stop #preferences #close #options #11 #delete #clip #trim #adjust #snap #gap #trimming #premiere_elements_11 #close_gap #delete_clip #autosnap

In Premiere Elements 11, every time I delete a clip the rest of the clips after it snap to replace where the clip was deleted even if it is on a different track. Is there a way to have that not happen??

 
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    Apr 23, 2013 7:22 PM   in reply to indynylesoakland

    indynylesoakland

     

    How are you deleting the Timeline clip in the Expert view?

     

    If you have clips A, B, C, D side by side, right click C, and select Delete, there will be a gap in the C location after the deletion of C. Are you selecting Delete and Close Gap by any chance? What I have suggested should work even independant of track location.

     

    Or are you in the Quick view?

     

    If so, use the Expert view. But, since you mentioned "tracks", I think that you are in Expert view Timeline instead of Quick view filmstrip.

     

    Please let us know the outcome.

     

    Thanks.

     

    ATR

     
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    Apr 24, 2013 5:24 AM   in reply to A.T. Romano

    Also, right-click and select Delete rather than Delete and Close Gap.

     
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    Apr 24, 2013 5:41 AM   in reply to Steve Grisetti

    SG

     

    Thanks for the endorsement.

     

    ATR

     
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    Apr 24, 2013 5:50 AM   in reply to A.T. Romano

    Oops. Such a good answer I guess it deserves to be said twice, Tony.

     
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    Apr 11, 2014 11:29 AM   in reply to A.T. Romano

    Is there a way to have the Delete without closing gap option on a keyboard shortcut? I thought I had it set, but I upgraded to 12 so I had to reset my preferences.

    When I go to Keyboard Customization, there is a "Delete" option on the main page, as well as under the Edit tab. I tried setting a keyboard shortcut (the Delete key) for each of them seperately, but it still closes the gap.

     

    Let me know. Thanks!

     

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    Apr 11, 2014 12:20 PM   in reply to LNPato

    LNPato

     

    Stay with the Edit Menu/Keyboard Customization/Application/Edit

    Delete

    With Shortcut Shift + Delete key

    and

    Delete and Close Gap

    With Shortcut Backspace

    In your screenshot, Delete and Close Gap is ready to go with Backspace entered. No need to do anything there with its Backspace entry.

     

    For Delete, click on the Delete Panel so that the whole panel is blue. Then click again on the panel so that the left half is blue but the right half is gray.

     

    Then hold down the Shift key and hit Delete key of the computer keyboard. Shift+Delete will be entered for the Delete shortcut.

     

    Hit Save As and follow instructions to finalize the shortcut creation.

     

    Then use the shortcuts in the workspace.

     

    Does that work for you? I just road tested this in 12, and it worked for me.

     

    Please let us know the outcome.

     

    Thanks.

     

    ATR

     
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    Apr 11, 2014 12:59 PM   in reply to A.T. Romano

    Yes, thank you, that worked.

    No way to have just the delete key though? No big deal, just that I could have swore I had Delete set on Pre11.

     
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    Apr 11, 2014 1:29 PM   in reply to LNPato

    LNPato

     

    How about this compromise

     

    Delete

    With Shortcut D

    and

    Delete and Close Gap

    With Shortcut Backspace

     

    ATR

     
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    Apr 11, 2014 1:34 PM   in reply to A.T. Romano

    Awesome compromise! Thanks!

     
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    Apr 11, 2014 1:58 PM   in reply to LNPato

    LRPato

     

    Thanks for the good news.

     

    Just some trivia on this.

     

    I find that Premiere Elements 11 and 12 behave the same for setting keyboard shortcut for Delete on Windows 7 and 8.1 64 bit.

     

    I can have Edit Menu/Keyboard Customization/Application/Edit and Delete set for Delete and end up with Delete and Close Gap action at Timeline Level. Shift+Delete seems to be the way to go for a Timeline level shortcut for just Delete with no gap closing whether you have Keyboard Customatization with Delete = Delete or Shift+Delete.

     

    Still thinking about this one.

     

    Best wishes with the latest compromise idea.

     

    ATR

     
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