Allow two editing modes Gap and Gapless
It would be cool to have two modes where you can edit with gaps in the timeline or without. This would allow me to cut clips and position them elsewhere in the timeline like current editing workflows, but then switch back to a mode where everything is condensed and my movie flows seamlessly. If I use the gap mode to have blank spaces in my clips, I could have the option to convert those gaps to solid color clips.
Thanks for your feedback on this behavior. The clips in V2-V4 or A1-A3 are called associated clips. The idea behind associated clips is that it allows you to edit more efficiently. Associated clips are often b-roll, titles, music, sound effects, and are placed over a specific frame of the clip in V1 (main storyline) to help tell the story. If you move the clip in V1 to a different time in the sequence, you'll often want the title, sound effect, etc. to come with it, or if you delete the primary clip, that could mean you no longer need the title or sound effect anymore. We know this isn't always true. We are thinking of ways to improve the behavior and make the timeline more flexible.
We would love to hear additional feedback on ways you feel we can improve the experience.
For now, the best way to keep clips in the same place is to lock your tracks. See attached image.
John Jordan commented
I do not understand why whenever I put a track in V1 it snaps that track to the end of all the other tracks in V1. Perhaps I want to have a portion of the V1 track empty. Also I do not understand why whenever I move a track in V1 every other track above or below it will move too. It is very upsetting. I just want to be able to move the tracks where I want without having the program put them where I think I want them.
John Jordan commented
I really don't understand why they do this. I hate when a program moves things for me. 99% of the time I do not want the program to move anything.
if you only want the audio, just move it up to another track. And then turn the eyeball off for that track. Theres no need to ever have video with nothing in it, and the magnetic moving clipson the bottom are really helpful.
I have 5 tracks but can't movie the individual tracks as a single...they all move together....also why no key commands..?
Let me start off by saying that Premiere on a phone is a worthy and necessary project. I DO NEED this app and I’m happy there is development of it. But it does need to be a serious editing app, better than the toy that is iMovie.
It’s currently impossible to move around the clip on the V1 track away from 0:00:00 position. That’s just crazy. The whole reason I’ve got the clip on V1 is to use its audio to cover up the audio click that exists between the clips on V2 - because there is no way to de-couple audio from video and no way to cross-fade audio tracks. But I can’t actually move the clip on V1 to the right position. The whole “snapping” of clips together - the way I see it - does not work at all. The clips snap around like maniacs, moving them from V1 to V2 erases clips already on V2. Moving a clip to V3 or V4 makes those clips vanish from the timeline. I do not understand how the clips are connected - there are some yellow lines trying to indicate that some clips are tied to each other, but WHY are they tied? I don’t want ALL clips at the same time position on different video tracks to always be tied to each other - I can see that it’s sometimes useful, but not always. And the fact that I can’t dictate which clips are tied to other clips - that just makes editing in the app unusable.