Selecting Clips

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




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.





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.




Selecting part of clip


hmtoggle_arrow1 Selecting / Unselecting Shortcuts





Selecting All Clips On A Lane


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

Selecting All Clips On A Track


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

Selecting All Clips In Project


Choose "Edit" menu > "Select All"

Unselect Clips


Unselect any selected clips.

Select Next Clip


A quick way to select the next clip.

Select Previous Clip


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