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  • Odd Select Clip Behaviour

    Posted by Eddie Torre on July 12, 2011 at 12:36 am

    So like many, I use JKL to shuttle through my footage.

    Also, I have the “Select Clip” command mapped to a keystroke (T).

    Normally, what I would do is use JKL to shuttle, then immediately press T to select a clip in the timeline. It should work in theory, but for some reason, it works sporadically.

    It seems like I have to go back and move the playehad in order to regain the ability to use the select clip command.

    So instead of

    JKL and then “Select Clip” (works sometimes)

    I have to use this instead

    JKL, move the playhead, then “Select Clip”

    I was wondering if somebody could confirm this behaviour.

    I guess I’m looking for the equivalent of “Mark Clip” from FCP 7 and it doesn’t seem like “Select Clip” is doing the trick unless I am missing something.

    Eddie Torre replied 13 years ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Hector Berrebi

    July 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Are you JKLing with skim function turned on?

    This may cause what you describe…

    S turns it on and off

    Hector Berrebi
    prePost Consulting

  • Patrice Freymond

    July 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Not a skimmer issue, at least not here (as we seem to have different bugs sometimes depending on setups)

    In fact hitting C (for select clip) only works when the playhead is moving, through j-k-l or spacebar commands. As soon as you hit k or the space bar you can not select the clip…


    Patrice Freymond

    Senior editor
    FCP Certified Trainer

  • Eddie Torre

    July 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Yes that seems to be it.

    It works with J and L, but not K.

    Thanks for your help guys.

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