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Old March 18th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #1
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Setting in and out points in the trimmer

Am I missing something here? I use the trimmer alot - set in and out points - use I and O, and if I do everything in the right order - it always works just fine.

But I like to set an in-point and then play with an out point, and when I do the In point goes away. Or I find an out point - place it, and then look for a nice in point - and again, both points want to go away. WHY??????

Why can you just set an in - or an out - then mess around till you have what you want, and then set the other point??????? I usually make subclips out of everything, and it's so simple to do. But this quirk really makes me nuts.

Suggestions? Am I nuts, stupid, or too demanding????

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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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Am I missing something here? I use the trimmer alot - set in and out points - use I and O, and if I do everything in the right order - it always works just fine.

But I like to set an in-point and then play with an out point, and when I do the In point goes away. Or I find an out point - place it, and then look for a nice in point - and again, both points want to go away. WHY??????

Milt
Look I edit the same way as you have described and it seems to works just fine.

I would look around the interface and see if you have something else selected. Otherwise, I have no other suggestion!!

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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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thanks Robert - the process does work. BUT here's where I'm having the issue.

After I've set an in point - I can put in an out point - change my mind - make the piece longer - click a little further and reset the out point, and the IN point stays just fine, and the piece can be chosen.

HOWEVER - if you decide that you want to change the IN point - the out point disappears. Set an out point - then try to set an in point, and you don't select anything. The little loop region shows up - but the piece isn't selected - it doesn't turn blue.

That's what I'm talking about
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #4
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The Loop Region above the timeline is still highlighted though(medium gray for me).
All you have to do is double-click that area and you have your blue highlighted area back again.
Kind of a klutzy workaround but it does work.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #5
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THANKS a bunch, Mike. yep you are totally right. It does work. Seems strange why it would be set up that way - I never would have guessed that that was what was going on. But there you are. I really appreciate it!
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