There's a couple of ways you can get this done.
1. You can lock the tracks you don't want cut.
2. You can mark In and Out points and Lift the Targeted tracks.
Nice tips. How I cut the selection after I mark In ("i key") and Out ("o key") points?
Uh oh. I think I found a bug while trying out Jim's suggestion #2.
I put two HDV (Cineform) video clips (with audio) on tracks one and two. Then I put some music on audio tracks three and four.
I selected just the video and the associated audio tracks. So far so good. I then marked an in and an out point and used the semi-colon " ; " to lift. Much to my surprise, it did not lift the video on track two, but did lift the audio on track three which was not selected. If I lock the mucic track, then it does not get lifted. Unfortunately, neither does the video on track two. In all cases track one works correctly.
Before I put in a bug report, can someone please duplicate the problem and report back?
I just tried it with DV in a brand new project with a brand new sequence and it only lifts from track one. Very odd. I have tried several ways to select all of the tracks including holding shift while using the track select key and using Ctrl-a to select it all.
I just tried it with a couple of DV clips, and a couple of AVCHD clips, and everything worked as expected. Go figure.
I cannot figure the tip number 2
Both Lift and Extract work as expected for me as well.
Back from vacation - taking another look at this...
OK. I see the problem. User error on my part.
I selected all of the video with my mouse, but just because the video is selected, it doesn't mean that all of the tracks that the video is on have been selected.
I don't edit like that, so I never noticed the issue. I use a lot of tracks, but I can't remember the last time I needed to cut multiple tracks at the same time and leave one or more out.