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Old June 29th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ripple?

How to make all video events on a video track move to become adjacent to each other such as with a ripple effect? I'm selecting numerious, short, clips from video and moving them to a new empty video track above. After doing this I want them to "come together", so to speak.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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Don't know if you use Excalibur-there's a script in it to do just that. Perhaps there's a stand alone script floating around out there.
Otherwise if you move the clips to another track I can't think of any way to eliminate the gap between the clips. Ripple won't work since the clips are on a new track, so other thn a script the only way I can think of is move 1 clip over then ripple, move another, ripple, repeat as necessary. Yuk!
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Old June 29th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #3
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Don, I don't use Excalibur. I do use Ultimate S, never thought to see if it offers anything like it. Yeah I've been doing it the tedious way a long time, and it just occured to me there might be a more efficient way. Thanks for your reply.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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Jeff, this is an old script so I have no idea if it will work with newer versions of Vegas or not but it's worth a try.
Save it as DeleteEmptySpaceBetweenEvents.js



/**
* 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);
}
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Old June 29th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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Mike, very kind of your to share. It "kind of worked". Unfortunately, it adjusted the size of the clips which was weird and not good, so I can't use it, but I have never taken text as you sent it and made a script before, so that was interesting....thanks!
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Old June 29th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #6
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Jeff, what do you mean by "it adjusted the size of the clips"?
Are you using some type of HD footage and it changed it to SD or what?
I just tried the script with several SD clips and it worked as claimed.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 11:17 PM   #7
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It stretched a few of them out...here's an example...
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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #8
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Jeff, I'm sure Ultimate S has a tool that will remove spaces between clips. If you have Ultimate S and haven't gone through the various tools to see what it can do, I strongly recommend you do so. Scripts can save you so much time.

I don't know how many times someone has asked a question and I mention Excalibur can do that. Then they reply, Oh, I own Excalibur - didn't think to look there. Learn what your tools can do and they can save you a LOT of time.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:52 AM   #9
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Thanks Edward...I did look through it, it has dozens of tools I've never looked at!
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