Is there a way to hide clip opacity handles?

brasstortoise wrote on 5/22/2020, 12:43 PM

In my 15 years of editing, I have rarely used (if ever) the clip opacity. I would love to be able to hide the opacity handle so that my clumsy hands don't accidentally grab it when I'm trying to move a clip. I can't seem to find a setting for that or a forum post about it. Does anyone know if this feature exists and how to access it?


EricLNZ wrote on 5/23/2020, 2:29 AM

I've never come across such a feature so it appears you cannot turn the handles off. I also rarely use it. Actually I did this afternoon so it does have occasional use. Like you I sometimes grab it accidentally when moving a clip so I try to always grab a clip by its lower area.

steve-quinney wrote on 5/23/2020, 2:56 AM

I also find them annoying sometimes, but I also find them very useful occasionally, such as if a piece of music is louder than other pieces of music it is easier to use the handles to change the volume rather than adjusting the envelope. I've also used them sometimes to fade a video clip on one track so that a second clip on another track is emphasised.


FayFen wrote on 5/23/2020, 3:27 AM

Indeed it's annoying, I don't see a way to reset them, once touched/moved you must move it again. Why not to have a "right click" to reset them all?

3POINT wrote on 5/23/2020, 9:52 AM

Maybe it could be an option that you have to press also a key, for example Ctrl+, when you want to change the opacity of an event, so that accidentally grabbing it when moving an event, cannot happen.

brasstortoise wrote on 5/23/2020, 2:53 PM

Thanks for all your replies. I guess I'll have to practice clicking more accurately. 3POINT, I like your idea of a modifier used in conjunction with the opacity handle.