Moving Block of Connected Events

Richard Jones wrote on 3/8/2016, 3:05 AM
I seem to remember that there is a way to move a block of connected events along the Timeline without moving/displacing anything else but my filing system is not as good as I thought it was and my memory is not working either.

I know I can use two tracks, move the block to the second track and use Ripple to slide things along (i.e. the block to its new position and the events in the main track back or forward as necessary to accommodate this) but this is quite cumbersome and I seem to remember someone posting a work around for this. Can anyone help please.

Richard.

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Grazie wrote on 3/8/2016, 3:14 AM
Make a Group: Selact waddyah want and press G.

Any good for you?
Richard Jones wrote on 3/8/2016, 3:18 AM
Thanks Grazie but I've tried Grouping in this way (using G on the selected events) but no joy I'm afraid.

Hope you've had some breakfast :):):)

Richard
Grazie wrote on 3/8/2016, 4:20 AM
Breakfast? Eh?
Gary James wrote on 3/8/2016, 7:15 AM
The free Timeline Tools Vegas utility has a feature for moving and grouping Events around the Vegas Timeline.

Moving Events is described in the video starting at 05:00

Richard Jones wrote on 3/9/2016, 3:39 AM
Thank you Gary. I keep forgetting just how many things Timeline Tools can do for you. It really is a very handy piece of kit and I'm grateful to you for reminding me of its great and varied usefulness. I shall certainly be using it but,, I'm curious now as I had an idea there was a shortcut or keystroke inside Vegas which could deal with this particular issue --- but maybve that's just an old man's memory playing tricks on him:)

Richard
Gary James wrote on 3/9/2016, 7:23 AM
Not that I'm aware of.
wwaag wrote on 3/9/2016, 10:14 AM
@Richard Jones

Not quite sure exactly what you want to do, but have you tried the "shuffle tool"? You can select events on the timeline and then move that group to another place and there will occur a post-edit ripple only for the tracks on which those events lie. It's very useful for changing the order of track events without affecting other tracks. It's located on the bottom toolbar in the drop down menu next to the normal edit icon.

wwaag

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Gary James wrote on 3/9/2016, 11:02 AM
Shuffle does move the Event. But it doesn't appear to maintain any overlap or cross-fade settings in the process.
wwaag wrote on 3/9/2016, 12:45 PM
But it doesn't appear to maintain any overlap or cross-fade settings in the process.

So long as the cross-fades are between the events selected, it seems to maintain the overlap just fine. It's just the ends that need would require manual intervention.

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Gary James wrote on 3/9/2016, 1:54 PM
What happens if you select multiple non-contiguous Events, and move those? This is where Timeline Tools has an advantage. When Events are Moved or Reversed, there isn't any clean up that must be done.