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Old September 16th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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How to clear many gaps on the timeline

I can't find out how to clear many gaps that I have created cutings a parts on the timeline.
I have to "select the events to end" and draging and draging again on the left to connect all clips together.Any simple way???
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Old September 16th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Ripple edit works just be careful with it or you can double click in the open track area control X then control f will move the clips to the left on the timeline.

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Old September 16th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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A thing I use is, when you're making up the timeline and leaving gaps for future material say more footage, use the Vegas text writer to briefly describe or number what the new insert will be.

You could even drag the text out to the length of the insert you intend, to keep a handle on the duration of your finished program. Also helps give you a feel for your show as you go along.

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Old September 16th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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Excalibur has an option for close gaps I believe.

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Old September 16th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #5
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few years ago there was a free script on the VASST site ....
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Old September 17th, 2008, 07:33 AM   #6
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Yes, Excalibur will do this. Ultimate S will as well. There may be a free script out there as well that will do so. It's totally simple using a script, though.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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Here's an "oldie but goodie" called DeleteEmptySpaceBetweenEvents.js that I found in my script collection.
It was originally a Sonic Foundry script but has been modified for Sony usage.
I just tried it on Vegas 7.0e and 8.0c and it works on both versions.
Credit for the script goes to Philip, whoever he is :-)


Code:
/** 
* Program: 
* Description: This script will Delete Empty Space Between Events In Selected Tracks
* Author: Philip
* 
* Date: August 31, 2003 
**/ 

import Sony.Vegas; 
import System.Windows.Forms;
import Microsoft.Win32;

//time intervals for split events.

try
{
  // step through all selected video events:
  var FirstTrack : Track = Vegas.Project.Tracks.Item(0);

  // step through all selected video events:
  for (var track in Vegas.Project.Tracks) {
    if( !track.Selected) continue;
      var tracktime = new Timecode(0);
      for (var evnt in track.Events) {
        evnt.AdjustStartLength(tracktime,evnt.Length,true);
        tracktime = tracktime + evnt.Length;
      }
    }
  }

catch (errorMsg)
{
MessageBox.Show(errorMsg, "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Exclamation);
}

Last edited by Edward Troxel; September 17th, 2008 at 09:23 PM.
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