Is there a way to select everything after a point in a video to move?

Len Kaufman wrote on 8/9/2018, 8:00 AM

Hi all. Another question. The title space above didn't allow enough room to state the question. I'm just finishing up a 16 minute video. It's kind of complicated, with multiple tracks and titles and audio that needs to be synched with the video. I've just decided that there are a couple of clips toward the beginning of the video that are too long (and boring). Is there a way that I can trim those clips and drag everything (audio, video, titles) forward to close the gap that trimming will create?


Dexcon wrote on 8/9/2018, 8:07 AM

Use Ripple, one of the icons at the bottom task bar.

Len Kaufman wrote on 8/9/2018, 8:20 AM

Thank you Dexcon. I will try that with a copy of the VEG file, in case it screws things up. I thought of that but didn't know what it would do to, for example, to spaces between audio clips, titles, etc.


Dexcon wrote on 8/9/2018, 8:41 AM

It's always good to keep a backup of a veg - like many others, I update by renaming the veg file xxxx1.veg/xxxx2.veg/etc/

When using Ripple for everything, use the bottom of the 3 selections in the drop down menu. But it's important to take into account that only events that start 'on-or-after' the Ripple point will be moved. If you Ripple move a video event where an audio event starts even 1 frame earlier, the audio event will not ripple with the video.

Fear not - Ripple moves everything in my experience.

joseph-w wrote on 8/9/2018, 9:23 AM


I would use the selection edit tool. Pick that, hold the mouse and draw a big box around all of the timeline events you want to move, Hit G to group them, move them, and then select/use U to ungroup ones that shouldn't be linked(or just remember that they're now grouped).

Make sure the "Lock Envelopes To Events" icon (2nd to the far right) is checked so the envelopes move along w/ the events when you slide them.

Then change the icon back to Normal Edit Tool (2 over on the left)

rraud wrote on 8/9/2018, 9:30 AM

The 'Ripple' process is usally the easiest, but you can also use the "Select Events to End' option. Just select the first event from the desired point on one or more tracks, right-click and choose "Select Events to End' in context menu

Vegas also has an auto save function, however I prefer to back up manually. For instance 'Projectname_18.08.09a' (i.e., date and a,b,c,d, ect) Which appear sequentially in a folder

Len Kaufman wrote on 8/9/2018, 1:14 PM

I still haven't made complete peace with auto-ripple. And now I see why! This video does a LOT to explain the variations of auto ripple.

JackW wrote on 8/9/2018, 2:24 PM

Excalibur has a function that does this without changing anything in the selected area. I highly recommend it!

karma17 wrote on 8/9/2018, 4:41 PM

I haven't made complete peace with auto-ripple either.

Len Kaufman wrote on 8/9/2018, 10:33 PM

Joseph-W....Your suggestion was the one that worked best for me. I had never used that function before. Thank you for your response. I'm sure the other suggestions would work in various situations, but this one (selection edit box) was the easiest for me.

3POINT wrote on 8/9/2018, 10:56 PM

Ofcourse the suggestion of Joseph W works also...when your timeline is not too crowded or when the amount of used tracks fits your screen, otherwise it easily happens that you miss some events with the selecting tool....

Former user wrote on 8/10/2018, 7:30 AM

If you need to see all (or at least most) of your tracks for functions such as selection, I have found it helps to use F11 and then hit it again to get back to normal.

Len Kaufman wrote on 8/10/2018, 12:56 PM

Wow, david-tu. f11 That's really cool. Another new one for me. Wish I had known that a couple of days ago!