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Make sure that your tracks are "targeted" that you want to cut; that means clicking to enable them over on the left side of your timeline pane. I find this to be a useful by-product of the new track targeting scheme in CS4; others hate it with a venomous passion. It at least enables you to be a little more controlled with your razor slashing; in previous iterations, the Razor at CTI command was a little willy-nilly and would hack through every track that was not locked.
It's meat. It's poison. You decide.
>...hate it with a venomous passion
Well spoken. Rich in imagery and spot-on accurate. :)
Thanks Colin - that was it! Anyway to disable track targeting? I can see how it would be very useful to some people, but I prefer the old style. Would be great to have the option of turning on and off the track targeting. Thanks again!
No way to disable it at this time. However, the public was largely against this "improvement" (though I will admit I'm in the minority and actually like it), so I wouldn't be surprised if we see the ability to disable it in 4.0.2 or 4.1.0 or whatever is next. It is a bit quirky; for instance, the inability to simply click in the source selector to change the source track is silly. You have to drag it from where it is to where you want to go--pointless, extraneous, ill-conceived. Here's hoping this will change...
Bonus Tip: If you Shift+click on the target selectors, you will select them all. Shift+click again and they'll all be deselected. You can then release the Shift key and simply click the one target track (or multiple tracks) that you do want turned on. Sure beats clicking multiple tracks on and off.
Track Targeting and the Source Track Indicators are two very different functions, Colin. Don't confuse them. The later has no bearing on this shortcut.
I just corresponded with a user, who is squarely in your tent on this. She HATED that Ctrl-k would do a "Sweeney Todd" on ALL Clips above and below. As she was not using CS4, I suggested that she either did K and use the Razor-cursor, or Lock the other Tracks. If she goes to CS4, you'll have another vote!
W00t! Track Targeters, represent!
I am on the opposite side. Track targeting just seems like a cumbersome way to tackle the issue. I understand it has more uses than just cutting but I would prefer just to select the tracks that need to be cut and have Ctrl-K slice only those tracks.