As a new OpenShot user, the ability to insert new clips before or in the
middle of an existing timeline and have the existing artifacts
automatically adjust was just about the first non-trivial workflow task
which came up.
I arrived at this page from GitHub "Feature Request: Insert Clip #704",
which appears to still be open (last activity dated 2017-12-05), at
For now, I've found the following workaround:
1 - add new clip to empty track in timeline
2 - use mouse to select group of existing clips in active tracks
3 - drag selected group to new location before or after new clip
4 - move new clip into empty space of main timeline track
At least the auto-alignment features seem to work well! (Adding the new
clip to an empty track first avoids having to deal with side effects
such as automatically-added transitions.)
Is anyone currently working on a fix for this feature request/usability
** Bug watch added: github.com/OpenShot/openshot-qt/issues #704
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Automove clips to insert new
Status in OpenShot Video Editor:
This is not a bug, it's a suggestion, but I don't know how to
classify it as "wishlist" / "suggestion".
The main problem in OpenShot is removing and adding new clips in the
beginning/middle of the timeline when your project has grown, as you
end moving manually all clips or counting "duration" to use the "Shift
clips" tool to move them with offset.
1. REMOVING CLIPS:
Currently I check clip properties, write down in a paper the
Duration, and use the "Shift Clips" feature with -duration (negative
value) to move all clips back in time and fill the gap, but it would
be very nice to have the option to "autocollapse" clips to fill gaps:
(You click in AUTOCOLLAPSE)
This way you can happily remove clips and rearrange the timeline
automatically. If you need to insert a new clip,
[EDIT - this is now implemented, see comment #4]
2.- ADDING CLIPS:
Currently I check the new clip properties, write down in a paper the
Duration, and use the "Move Clips" feature with +duration to leave gap
for the clip, and then I move it.
It would be nice to have an option to add an item to the timeline
automatically moving all the clips in that point after or before it.
Besides those 2 suggestions, if you also correct the following bugs,
Openshot would be almost perfect, surely the best video editor
available in Linux:
3.- Fade In/Out Glitches Bug:
4.- Icons etc. disappearing
Please, keep the GOOD work.
A release adding / correcting the previous 4 features / bugs would be
highly celebrated :-)
PS : Versions.
[sromero@compiler:~]$ lsb_release -a
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
[sromero@compiler:~]$ dpkg -l openshot
ii openshot 1.3.0-maverick1 Create and edit videos and movies
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