Splitting/Grouping issue in Sony Vegas Pro 13.0 - (PLEASE HELP ME!)

Bluelade wrote on 3/5/2017, 1:31 AM

Okay, so I've been having this issue for quite some time now, and I'm not even sure how to explain it. I've tried explaining it to my friends and other people, but the issue is just so un-ordinary, that it makes it pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to explain it via text. So, I am going to include a quick video clip of what the issue is that I am experiencing. This issue makes video editing virtually impossible, due the fact that it won't let me properly split grouped video tracks without ruing the other parts of the grouped video. It doesn't make any sense, I know. That's why I am going to include a video so that you can all see for yourselves. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

However, if for whatever reason that video I included doesn't load or you can't watch it, I uploaded it privately on my YouTube channel. This is the link:


set wrote on 3/5/2017, 3:41 AM

Ok... so what you want to do exactly? splitting the video without splitting the audio?

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Marco. wrote on 3/5/2017, 4:32 AM

What I think to see in your video is all grouped Events and all Events which are selected move at the same time. This is expected behaviour, nothing wrong there.

What you need to know is splitting an Event will always select the rear part of the Event while deselecting the front part of the Event.
So e.g. if you selected all Events in the timeline then split at a certain time, the result will be all Events will keep being selected with the exception of the front part of the splitted Event. And thus Events will move when mouse-dragging - all Events will move with the exception of the front part of the splitted Event.
This sounds strange at a first glance but it is logical because of the way splitting, grouping and moving works.

Jam_One wrote on 3/5/2017, 7:17 AM

Hey, Bluelade!

I don't understand what did you exactly wanted to "achieve", but I remember "pre-installed" splitting function has got some peculiarities, so you can try my "cutting script": Cut Selected Event.js.zip

Note 1: This version is for Vegas Pro 14.
You have to convert it for use in VP 13 by replacing the line #12 'import ScriptPortal.Vegas;' with 'import Sony.Vegas;'

Note 2: This script will un-group the components you cut with it (incl. audio & video).



Oh! I've just remembered that "peculiarity"!
If you have not selected any certain event then the internal function will cut everything under "play head", all tracks top to bottom. My script in this case will do nothing.

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Jam_One wrote on 3/5/2017, 7:34 AM

You can also cut with "Ctrl + Shift + Alt + LeftMouseButton".
Regardless of the playhead position.

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Arthur.S wrote on 3/5/2017, 1:50 PM

I've watched your video twice, but still don't understand what you want to do. As mentioned above, all looks normal to me. Do you want to split the audio separate from the video? If so, just turn off grouping (there's a button to toggle on the tool bar) select which part you want to cut/split, then hit 'S'. I suspect it's something different you're after though....

xberk wrote on 3/5/2017, 9:30 PM

It's hard to say what you think the problem is from your video .. Not clear. And I realize your problem in explaining. But give it a try. There's lots of folks here ready to help if they understand the problem.

I think that if you split an event, the part you split will ungroup. Seems to me, the balance of the group will stay together. This is normal and, to me, makes sense. If you have 10 tracks, you can split all ten at once .. or not .. Learning how is worthwhile.

If what you wanted was to open up a gap (by doing a split) and then moving everything to the right, then turn on "auto ripple". You don't need to group everything if that's what you wanted.

Learn: "auto ripple" "split" "group" There are tutorials on these items on YouTube. Hope this helps.

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