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Remove black at end of timeline. 1 year, 5 months ago #194310

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After 2 days of searching for how to remove the excess black (blank space) after my last clip in the sequence, and only finding "mark & park, then delete", I found out this does not work. At least not with out CLOSE GAP.

So, delete and close gap or simply close gap... works nicely.
Oh and be sure to have all tracks enabled!

Happy trimming!
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Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 1 year, 5 months ago #194313

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Hello,

Mark (I-key) and Park (move the timline marker) and delete (X-key) would be another way to do it.
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Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 1 year, 5 months ago #194316

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tyrex88 wrote:
After 2 days of searching for how to remove the excess black (blank space) after my last clip in the sequence, and only finding "mark & park, then delete", I found out this does not work.

It does work if you have all tracks enabled when you do it. The word "delete" doesn't refer to the delete key on the keyboard, but the delete button on the Lightworks console. As hugly says, that corresponds to the "x" key on the keyboard, although I believe that may change soon.

Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 1 year, 5 months ago #194319

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jwrl wrote:
As hugly says, that corresponds to the "x" key on the keyboard, although I believe that may change soon.


Changing too many things could make the Lightworks keyboard obsolescent because the keys no longer match the default key assignments. It seems to have happened the arrows when you have the Shuttle Pro with the Lightworks settings.

I assume the intention would be to change the current delete assignment of "project browser" to delete, while also keeping "x" for delete, otherwise the logical layout of the keyboard shortcuts would be upset.

Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 1 year, 5 months ago #194320

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I think, one thing (of maybe more) to be addressed is the global 'character' of some commands, in particular Delete. For example: With a marked section on the timeline, select some clips in content browser and press <delete>-key (which a new user would try first to delete clips). This deletes the marked section in the timeline, even if the focus is on a source viewer.

Edit: Just recognized, this particular issue's been already addressed.
The announcement from January referring to upcoming V14.6 beta says:
Added better Keyboard shortcut handling of using standard keyboard shortcuts ie, pressing Delete deletes clips
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Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 1 year, 5 months ago #194324

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You don't need to remove the black in the timeline when exporting, you can select to ignore the leading/trailing black as part of the export menu. This seems to be the default setting/

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Exporting the excess black used to be a common question, now it's not that common.

Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 1 year, 5 months ago #194426

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Ahh, thanks. That would explain it.
I'm using a ContourShuttle Pro and was setting up my keys and using the "Delete" key.

The reason eliminating that gap was important to me was that I have a keystroke/Contour button that jumps to the end of the last clip in the timeline and it was instead going to the end of the timeline.

Love the fact that LWKS allows you to modify keystrokes. My SP setup is completely customized and makes things much quicker.
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Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 6 months, 3 weeks ago #211456

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For some reason in v2020.1 this does not work! I have 'Ignore leading/trailing black' selected and yet my 3min 30sec video saved with >3min of black at the end. I've tried 'Close gap' multiple times and each time I export it includes this trailing black section.

Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 6 months, 3 weeks ago #211459

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This should have been posted in the beta forums, laotour98. If it's a problem the developers can't fix it unless they know about it. What build are you using and what is your operating system? I'll move this to the appropriate forum when you tell me that.

However, before we do that just check that you don't actually have a frame or two of something at the end of your timeline. That's usually the cause of issues like this.
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Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 6 months, 3 weeks ago #211462

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Hello,

'Ignore leading/trailing black' works form me with most recent 2020 beta 118883. What version do you run? YOu'll find it bottom center of the start screen.

Do you say that 'Close gap' removes the trailing black from the timeline and the exported file shows 3 minutes of trailing black? If so, restart Lightworks and try again, if not post a screenshot of your timeline fully zoomed out, please.
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Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 6 months, 3 weeks ago #211474

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Sorry, new to Lightworks and the forum.

What I see at the bottom of the home screen is '2020.1 Beta (118883) - Dec 17 2019 Common : 118758 Dependencies : 118843'.

Thanks for your help!

Re: Remove black at end of timeline. 6 months, 3 weeks ago #211475

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hugly,

Thanks for your input. Asking me to 'fully zoom out' showed me that I had audio overrunning the video. It was disabled which I thought would not be included in the export, but it was (although it was still silent). I've just deleted the audio and re-exported successfully.

Thanks,
Dennis
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