In my book I show you that you can prevent the clips from splitting and rippling by holding down the Ctrl key (Cmd on a Mac) as you add a new clip to your timeline.
Hold down the Alt key of the computer main keyboard as you add your clip to the Timeline.
That works for me every time.
SG favors the Ctrl key for this. But, the Alt key always works for me so I stay with it for this type of situation.
Please me know if I missed anything in your question.
You are a lifesaver. I haven't seen a program this abysmal in terms of documentation since WordPerfect came out and some user had to write a manual so that people could use the program.
I will take a look on Amazon.
I did not see SG's post until after I had posted mine. He got in his Ctrl key before I could advance by Alt key remedy.
Hope they work for you.
I wll try this--but I still am unclear on how to do what the Manual says is possible: select clips on another track that WILL be moved, if I so desire, so as to remain synched to the main Video track.
In the case of inserting Freeze Frame, I just tried both Ctrl method and Alt method, and neither worked.
1. Put Video on Vid1 track
2. Put Music on Sound Track
3. Ran a few seconds of Vid
4. Stopped Vid, selected Freeze Frame
5. Held down Ctrl key while clicking "Insert in Movie" also tried with holding down Alt key.
Result: a 3 second still was inserted int the Vid1 track. A corresponding gap was created in the Sound Track.
6. Slid the final part of the Sound Track to the left along the timeline to re-connect it to the next segment created by the above process.
Result: the video following the final Freeze Frame was pushed to the right end of Video1 track.
7. Slid the Sound Track all the way to the left.
Result: the entire Video 1 Track contents were pushed to the right and divided in pieces.
I documented each step with screen shots which I can send if you want them and if I can figure out how to do it.
In the case of inserting a video clip to the Timeline, I just tried both Ctrl method and Alt method, and neither worked.
1. Locate video in Project Assets
2a. R click video in Project Assets (pull-down menu appears), hold down Ctrl, click Insert to Timeline.
Result: Vid clip is inserted on Video 1 track, Sound Track is separated with a corresponding gap.
2b. R click video in Project Assets (pull-down menu appears), push Alt
Result: pull-down menu disappears as soon as Alt is pushed down.
I can stil drag the Vid clip but it's one more manual step...I love shortcuts!!