Join Selected Through Edits mappable to keyboard
Currently the options are this:
-OPTION 1: select some 'through edits' and choose from drop down menu to Join them.
-OPTION 2: Join ALL Through Edits (which is also mappable to a key.
HOWEVER, joining ALL through edits can cause effects (pics) or levels and effects (audio) on the right hand side of any Through Edit to disappear.
Solution - and there are two:
1, allow option to map not just "Join ALL Through Edits" but "Join SELECTED Through Edits" AND "Join Through Edits between IN and OUT on Target Tracks"
2, Make "Join ALL Through Edits" only work where the effect is IDENTICAL on both sides of any given Through Edit. And Through edits that don't disappear would be assumed that there was a difference between each side of the through edit. deleting and right-clicking or choosing the new mappable key above could over-rule this safety net if it was selected (could even pop up a warning prompt where you could choose to go ahead or only Join the 'safe' Through Edits.
James Clark commented
I can't for the life of me figure out why they made join ALL through edits mappable but not selected through edits. Surely you'd do the latter more often than the former. If I wanted to join all of several it'd be some later stage thing I'm doing while cleaning up an edit for online or something. Decisions like that that affect the whole timeline in a single stroke would take lots of thought and prepping before executing so you don't accidentally mess things up. It's a very deliberate and relatively slow process because of all the decision making and caution involved so the need for a super efficient quick key command is greatly lessened as compared to quickly on the fly joining through edits at the playhead or just what's actively selected. I mean it's great that there is a key command for joining ALL edits I guess, but if for some reason you were going to only make one of those functions mappable why would you choose ALL through edits over SELECTED?
Oddly enough, for some reason Avid does this too. Sucks on that system just as it sucks here. Just join any edit points that are selected or all edit points in an in to out range where one has been set.
Shane Walsh commented
I'm trying to add Join Through Edit to a keyboard shortcut, but the only option available it Join All Through edits. How can I add Join Through Edit to a keyboard shortcut?