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  • Extra Frame at end of Clip

    Posted by Rich Cappelluti on August 4, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Once in awhile, a frame from a previous clip appears at the end of my timeline. I can usually select and delete it, however it gets pretty annoying after awhile. Does anyone have an idea why this happens? And better yet; how to avoid it?

    Thanks in advance.

    Rich Cappelluti replied 1 year, 7 months ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
  • 5 Replies
  • Rich Cappelluti

    December 3, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    4 months and no reply. Guess this is an oddity that never happened to anyone.

  • Ben Balser

    December 4, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    If your playhead is not at the very end of a clip when you ad one, it’ll “insert” and that last frame can be left behind. Depends on what you’re doing. What happens just before this, how are you adding the clip at the end of the timeline? Hopefully not drag-and-drop but with the E shortcut.

  • Rich Cappelluti

    December 4, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    I’ve been using the W shortcut (Insert).
    For example:
    I’ll add clip one, then clip two, then clip three.
    After adding clip three, part of clip one appears at the end of my timeline (about 1 frame).

    I will try the E shortcut (Append to Storyline) and see if that makes a difference.


  • Ben Balser

    December 5, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    There’s your problem, don’t use W, that’s in Insert (we call it a Wedge) edit. It splits the existing clip at the frame the playhead is on, and inserts the new clip in-between. If the playhead is on the last frame, it splits at the last frame. E is what you should be using to add a clip.

  • Rich Cappelluti

    December 6, 2022 at 7:31 pm


    Thanks for the info. Using E seems to be the solution.
    The weird thing is that I was using W during editing for a few months without
    an issue.
    Anyway….much appreciated!


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