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  • Connected Clips

    Posted by Chad Campbell on June 24, 2011 at 12:14 am

    These are driving me crazy..great idea…just need to figure out how to UNconnect a clip…how do you do this…I have a closing animation with Motion build out of a tag line…the close is not part of the storyline..so I made it a second story line and would like to connect the tag to the animation…did that make sense?
    Chad

    David Stone replied 12 years, 11 months ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Tony Silanskas

    June 24, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Not sure what you’re asking. Do you mean “Break Away Clip Items” (shift + cmmmand + G)?

    tony

    http://www.HungryCliff.com

  • Chad Campbell

    June 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

    No…the clips are all connected to the main storyline….whenever you adjust the story line…those clips move with it…but I am running into situations where that is not what I want…the clips all have the line connected to the main timeline…just wondering if there is a way to detach the line.

  • Matt Callac

    June 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

    [Chad Campbell]
    No…the clips are all connected to the main storyline….whenever you adjust the story line…those clips move with it…but I am running into situations where that is not what I want…the clips all have the line connected to the main timeline…just wondering if there is a way to detach the line.”

    Yeah, I’m sort of with you. I was having trouble with this too. Like sometimes. I haven’t figured out how to break the links or whatever…b/c Someclips I don’t want to follow shifts in the storyline. other’s I do.

    -mattyc

  • Tony Silanskas

    June 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

    OK. I think you are talking about how the audio always attaches itself to the clip above in the primary storyline. You can put the clips on a secondary storyline and I think they will behave how you like. You can also use the Position Tool (“P”) to move clips around without having everything move with it.

    And if you hate those little connection points you can throw them out of your site by unchecking the checkbox in the Clip Appearance preferences at the bottom right of the timeline. They’re still there but you won’t see them.

    tony

    http://www.HungryCliff.com

  • Gary Adcock

    June 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    [Tony Silanskas] “And if you hate those little connection points you can throw them out of your site by unchecking the checkbox in the Clip Appearance preferences at the bottom right of the timeline. “

    Guys

    Contol clck on a Clip Connection and select the” break apart clip items ” or Shft-CMD-G

    The connections all stay because of the metadata, but the elemental parts are now adjustable.

    gary adcock
    Studio37

    Post and Production Workflow Consultant
    Production and Post Stereographer
    Chicago, IL

    https://blogs.creativecow.net/24640

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I think Gary you’re talking about breaking apart Compound Clips which is something quite different.

    Certainly that’s what Shift/Cmd/G is for.

    But I could well be wrong!

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Chris Harder

    June 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Please somebody help! Is there any way to disable the clip connections?? this has been the most frustrating part of the new program for me.because if i want to move one one clip and not the above clips..

  • David Stone

    July 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I just came across the same issue.

    If you have not solved this yet, try: CMD-OPT-Up

    This will lift your selected clip from the timeline (or Right-Click and select “Lift from Primary Storyline”). Then you can move, trim, or otherwise edit this clip without affecting the rest of your timeline.

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