Please make a Ripple Cut
I would love a RIPPLE CUT. The is a ripple paste and a ripple delete but why no ripple cut? Final Cut 7 had a ripple cut and i used it all the time. I would love to not have to take an extra step (copy, ripple delete) to remove a clip and paste it elsewhere
Theo Kooijmans commented
you can do this with CTRL+drag clip
CTRL+ALT+ drag exchange clips
Elmo King commented
Would love this feature to speed my workflow. Has this been added yet?
Stephen Pickering commented
Along with these suggestions, I think maybe Premiere's default mapped "Q" and "W" keyboard shortcuts might do it; "Ripple Trim Previous/Next Edit to Playhead"
Dmitry Larionov commented
Agreed, a 100% necessary function, just like it was in FCP7.
Lots of people don't get it, but it is still vital speed-cutting technique.
For Mac you can use Keyboard Maestro. Much more user-friendly then Autohotkey is on Windows.
@TaranVH is their an option for mac users?
This can be done with a single keypress (F1) if you use AutoHotKey.
#IfWinActive ahk_exe Adobe Premiere Pro.exe
Send ^c ;ctrl c is assigned to [copy]
Send ^+!d ;ctrl alt shift d is assigned to [ripple delete] in the keyboard shortcuts panel
If you don't know how to use AHK, read this tutorial: https://autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm
Yes, it'd be nice to have this in the program for real, but it'll take them years to add this, if it's ever done at all. This AHK solution can do exactly what you want, today. I just tested it - it works perfectly.
@eikonoklastes Thank you. Everyone keeps arguing that there are ways around this. I know there are ways around it but any good editor knows that having to take one extra step, even at half a second, can jummble up your workflow process.
@Micah - Extract is similar to Ripple Cut, but it's not the same thing. For one - it needs extra steps to mark the clip. Secondly, it cuts out all tracks within the marked range, which is not what the feature request is.
I'm hearing a lot of defense about how it's the same thing, or it doesn't add much time compared to what we're asking for. But why on earth should there be redundant steps in a simple feature? If just normal copying and pasting a clip required you to first mark the clip, would that be considered ok? It would add less than a second to the process.
Micah Haun commented
It's already there. Mark what you want and hit the ' key (on the default keyboard). It cuts the selection to clipboard and closes the gap.
Stephen Castro, you have described 3 steps for something that should be doable in 1. The time for 1 operation might seem insignificant, but when editing, workflow is king, and being able to do something more efficiently is always more desirable than doing it less efficiently.
Ripple Cut is a standard feature in pretty much any other editor, and it would be nice to see Premiere grow up to embrace it too.
Stephen Castro commented
I've never had a problem with this. If you push D on the keyboard to select the clip, push cmd + c to copy, then opt + delete to ripple delete, then it'll ripple delete. Then you can go and ripple paste the clip wherever you want. Adds less than a second to your task to push the extra buttons.
I understand that there are ways around it, but I don't want to do this with more than 2 keystrokes. I would like to be able to press shift+X (to cut a clip, have it be copied to the clipboard and ripple close the gap where the clip was placed) and then hit shift+V (to ripple paste the clip somewhere else) This was a feature that Final Cut 7 already had. I don't want to add a third keystroke to accomplish this.
I am so confused. Select a clip, hit mark selection and then extract.
If that isn't what you want then use the modifier keys that make the looping icon when moving to ripple insert while moving a clip on your timeline.
Loren Miller commented
Paste a cut or copied clip as overwrite or ripple? That's already available. I've mapped these to my old FCP keys, Option V, Shift V.
Thats great and all but I would like a simple one keystroke option, much like the ripple paste or ripple delete, to get this done. when organizing footage in a timeline its much simpler to ripple cut, ripple paste clips over and over rather than copy, ripple delete, ripple paste or set in and outpoints, extract, ripple paste. Extract works but it adds one extra step that doesn't need to be there. Again final cut 7 had a ripple cut and Premiere already has ripple delete and ripple paste, how hard could it be to add a ripple cut?
Jim Simon commented
The Extract operation will do this.