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  • Ripple Trim does not adjust markers!

  • Bryan Colvin

    February 4, 2014 at 7:02 am

    When sitting with a director (coming from FCP7) i would always create markers for to do list items for myself

    in fcp7 when trimming the markers get adjusted as well which is great

    is there a setting for AVID to behave this way?

    I’ve tried changing track for markers (in markers tool) to TC1 and turning sync lock on for all tracks including TC1

    markers stay exactly where they are even when i trim blahhhh

    thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

    With the exception of a few things I was used to in FCP7, I’m loving AVID so much that looking back to FCP7 and Premiere makes me want to puke!

  • Shane Ross

    February 4, 2014 at 8:00 am

    [Bryan Colvin] “is there a setting for AVID to behave this way?”

    It does behave that way. Markers in Avid move when you insert edit, extract, or ripple trim. That was something FCP didn’t have for a long time. But I just did a ripple trim to test, and my markers moved. I trimmed picture on V1, and my marker on V8 moved…as did the few on the audio layers.

    Not sure why it isn’t working for you.

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  • Michael Phillips

    February 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Markers on V and A tracks move with the clip during edit operations. Markers and spanned markers on the TC track do not move with any edit operations.


  • Shane Ross

    February 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    OH…it’s on the TC track? I never put them there.

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  • Brian Berdan

    September 23, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Hey Shane, Michael

    What use is a spanned marker in a sequence if it can’t stay in sync with changes… or am I missing something?

  • Bruce Dixon

    September 24, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    In my experience Markers on video or audio tracks will stay locked to the frame where they are placed. For example if you mark a frame where you see or hear a handclap, the marker will always mark the the handclap. If you move that clip somewhere else in the sequence the marker will move along with it and still be on the handclap. The only exception I can think of is when you apply motion effects or time compression effects. As another poster already said, the timecode track can’t be trimmed so markers placed there won’t move when trimming.

    If you’re seeing different behavior, you might have found a bug in the build you’re using or it’s possible that your sequence is somehow corrupted. Have you tried the old restart the computer trick? Let us know if you figure out what’s going on.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    October 3, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    If it didn’t work this way, then someone would complain…”i’ve put my marker at a particular tc position, and now it moves around everytime i do a trim!”

    If you want to mark a clip, and have it stay with that clip, put the marker on a clip.

    If you want to mark a particular timecode for an event. (This is where my show must end, I need a commercial break around this far into a show) then use a timecode marker.

    You have the best of both worlds here, you just used the wrong method for what you want to accomplish.

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