If you have audio on the Narration or Soundtrack track, that could prevent the gap from closing up.
EDIT: I guess the truth of the matter is there are other conditions that will prevent the gap from closing up. I don't know if it's by design or a bug. There's no logic to it, it seems. All you have to do is split a clip -- and nothing more -- at the "right" place on some track, and that will prevent you from closing the gap on another track.
Thanks, Robert -- You nailed it on your first guess. In this project, for the first time ever, I dragged an audio track to the Narration track. I know it's intended for narration that's recorded directly into PE, but I thought I'd see if I could use it as an extra track.
Also in this project, I've split the audio on the Soundtrack so it's non-continuous, with gaps in it, because I only need it in certain places. From your 2nd message, it's possible this could also be a/the cause of the problem.
I'll keep a close eye on my use of these tracks. In other projects, I have imported audio into the Soundtrack track without causing this problem, but those were continuous music tracks with no gaps.
Another lesson learned.
I'm using PE4. Does anyone know if this problem also occurs in PE7? If not, that in itself could be reason enough to upgrade.
Since it's part of the way the program was designed to function, it's doubtful and upgrade was "fix" it, John.
I'm using PRE7, and that's the way it is.
As John B wrote:
>In other projects, I have imported audio into the Soundtrack track without causing this problem, but those were continuous music tracks with no gaps.
I just happened to experience the same problem with gaps not closing and had no idea why. There are tracks on my Soundtrack track, and they are continuous. So (as far as I can see) any track on Soundtrack or on Narration, whether continuous or not, will prevent gaps closing properly.
I experienced something similar. I imported three audio files into a slideshow. I was able to place all three of them into the slideshow, and "delete and close gap" worked for the first two audio inserts but not the third one. I don't know why, but I will see if the third audio is inserted in a cut clip. norm9704
Delete and close gap does not work if you have non continuous clips on soundtrack/narration track.On the other hand if clips are continuous delete and close gap works fine in PRe 4 and Pre 7.