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  • Bret Williams

    September 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Well I’m not neccessarily a fan of the magnetic timeline. It’s like functioning in ripple / insert mode all the time. But I don’t equate tracklessness to the magnetic timeline. I like tracklessness. I’ve learned to deal with the constant ripple mode.

  • Giuseppe Mangione

    September 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Thanks for the suggestion!
    I will try.

  • Robin S. kurz

    September 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    For me, the magnetic timeline works is the way it should have worked since 1989 when I started. Looking back at what it used to be like is mind-boggling to think I actually worked that way for so long and many NLEs *still* work that way! Stumbled across this a while back and it just made me laugh…

    https://youtu.be/fk–SppBJhY?t=6m11s

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  • Bret Williams

    September 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    What NLE were you using in 1989? What made you laugh about the Media100 demo? If it wasn’t for Media100 I never would’ve learned After Effects! 🙂 Since Media100 only had 1 track of video you had to use after effects for just about anything.

  • Robin S. kurz

    September 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    [Bret Williams] “What NLE were you using in 1989?”

    Erm… Avid? Or even go a few years later, circa 1991. Same thing. Name me any NLE that didn’t follow the same paradigm.

    [Bret Williams] “What made you laugh about the Media100 demo?”

    The clip starts at the exact point. The utterly convoluted and (by X standards) ridiculous timeline tango you had (and have) to go through for a simple edit change. For anyone to say that that was (and IS with various other NLEs today) somehow a “better” way of working compared to the magnetic timeline makes me laugh. Heartily, yes.

    And why would anyone think that? At best only because of habit, nothing else. The whole “How dare you to tell me to change what I’m used to and had a hard enough time grasping to begin with!” thing.

  • Johann Cerecke

    March 15, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    I know this is an old post, but I thought I’d add my workaround to this issue incase others find themselves here looking for answers after a google search, like I did.

    If you have a version of the wipe you like and don’t want to have to modify settings every time you apply a wipe to your project, then do the following.
    You can’t directly copy and paste a wipe transition between projects, but you can copy and paste a selection that includes a wipe transition.
    So, keep a version of the wipe that you like in a project, with some clip media either side of it. Using the range tool, select both clips and the wipe transition in the middle, and copy and paste into an empty part of your project. Now the wipe is inside your project it can be copied and duplicated as you wish. Delete the 2 redundant pieces of media that came over with the wipe, and you’re done!

    Not exactly elegant, but I can’t find any other way to save, and then use in a different project, a modified version of the old Quartz based transitions.

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