Splice Now

This won’t be news to some of you, but over the years Avid has made it easier to cut and paste clips in the timeline. Not everybody is aware of this feature and it may appear quirky, but in certain situations it can be a godsend. For example, if you need to make a series of similar titles, just make one and copy and paste it where you want the others. Then simply change the text on the copies. All the formatting remains intact.

Here are a few pointers:

Copy obeys tracklights and marks. So first select the tracks you want to copy, then mark the timeline where you want the copy to start and end. Then select Command-C. The material you’ve marked goes to the clipboard.

But paste (Command-V) doesn’t obey marks or tracklights. When you paste, whatever was in your clipboard is inserted at the blue bar position…

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