Note: You can drag clips from and to the primary storyline as long as there are no clips connected to them. If there is a connected clip, you must first move or remove the connected clip or use the Lift from Primary Storyline or Overwrite to Primary Storyline command. Move clips from and to the primary storyline without rippling the project You can move clips from and to the primary storyline without affecting the total duration of your project. 1 Select the clips you want to move.
2 Do either of the following: ••
To move selected clips from the primary storyline to connected clips at the same Timeline position: Choose Edit > Lift from Primary Storyline (or press Command-Option-Up Arrow). New connected clip at the same Timeline position
A gap clip fills in the vacated part of the primary storyline.
Gap clips fill in the vacated parts of the primary storyline, as needed. ••
To move selected connected clips to the primary storyline: Choose Edit > Overwrite to Primary Storyline (or press Command-Option-Down Arrow). Depending on the amount of overlap on the connected clip, the Overwrite to Primary Storyline command either creates a split edit or overwrites any video clips at the new location and converts the audio portion of the overwritten clip to a connected clip. The Overwrite to Primary Storyline command is not available for audio-only clips. Note: The Overwrite to Primary Storyline command works on individual connected clips only. To use this command on a clip in a connected storyline, first move the clip out of the storyline.
You can achieve the same results by dragging clips with the Position tool.
Chapter 8 Edit your project