Selecting Clips

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A selection is an area that you'd like to edit or work on.

 

Selection

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Drawing A Selection

 

Click down and drag the cursor to create a selection.  Selections show up as transparent rectangles.  Selections obey the snap setting.

 

Selecting

 

 

You can start the selection drag on the time line, a clip or a track body.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Selecting Individual Clips

 

You can also select clips by clicking on a clip's title bar.

 

Selecting a clip

 

You can toggle the selection of multiple clips by holding down the CTRL key and clicking the title bar of the clip.

 

You can select additional clips by holding down SHIFT key and clicking the title bar of the clip.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Selecting A Part Of A Clip

 

You can make a selection by clicking in the clip and dragging. The cursor will change to an I-beam showing you that you can make a selection in the clip.

 

cursor-ibeam

 

Selecting part of clip

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Selecting / Unselecting Shortcuts

 

Action

Shortcut

Description

Selecting All Clips On A Lane

CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+A

Choose "Track" menu > "Lanes" > "Select All"

Selecting All Clips On A Track

CTRL+SHIFT+A

Choose "Track" menu > "Select All Clips On This Track".  Alternatively, you can double click a track header.

Selecting All Clips In Project

CTRL+A

Choose "Edit" menu > "Select All"

Unselect Clips

Esc

Unselect any selected clips.

Select Next Clip

Tab

A quick way to select the next clip.

Select Previous Clip

SHIFT+Tab

A quick way to select the previous clip.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Operations That Work On Selections

 

Once you've made a selection, you can cut, copy and paste the current selection.  Other operations that use a selection include:

 

Removing space between clips

Trimming silence

Normalizing clips

Merging clips

Creating fades or boosting or reducing audio.

Cropping clips

Setting Loop to Crop

Linking clips