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Adding Clips to Layers

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Adding Clips to Layers

Adding clips to layers can be done in various ways, each with slightly different side effects:

  • Dragging and dropping media or an live input onto a screen automatically creates a new layer on top of all other Layers on the currently opened Timeline and places it as a clip on the newly created layer. The screen the media or live input was dropped onto is automatically set as the layer's Home Screen.



  • Dropping it onto an empty area of an existing layer creates a new clip on that layer.


  • Dropping it onto an existing clip replaces that clip while keeping the original clip length.


  • Dropping it slightly above or underneath an existing Layer creates a new layer at the hierarchical level the media or live input was dropped and places a clip holding the media or live input on the newly created layer. The creation of a new Layer above or underneath existing Layers is indicated through a very thin clip above or underneath an existing layer at the mouse cursor's position.

     
  • Double-clicking an empty area of a layer on the Timeline creates an empty clip. An empty clip can be used as a placeholder to set events and fades and later be replaced with actual media or a live input.
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Hint: Selecting multiple media files or live inputs in the Resources tab and dropping them onto an empty area of a layer on the Timeline adds all selected elements consecutively on this layer.


 

For more information on clips, please see Clips Overview‍ and the subsequent topics.

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