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Use the Consolidate menu to permanently remove head and tail frames (handles) from a clip—and from the framestore, freeing up space on it. You can keep a number of the existing handles by specifying an upper handles limit before consolidating the clip. For example, if you have a clip with 40 head frames and 10 tail frames, and you consolidate it with a value of 15, the resulting clip has 15 head frames and 10 tail frames.
You can undo a Consolidate command but only prior to entering a module or the Player. For information on undoing commands on the Desktop
, see Undoing and Redoing Operations
You may want to consolidate clips with a large number of heads and tails before archiving to avoid archiving unused material.
Use the Consolidate menu to consolidate:
- A clip
- All the clips on a reel
- All the clips on the Desktop
- An element (soft edit) on a clip
- A range of elements on a clip
NoteYou can also consolidate clips from the clip library.
Consolidate does not apply to audio.
To remove head and tail frames from a clip:
- Click Consolidate in the Editing menu.
The Consolidate menu appears.
(a) Item Type box (b) Track box (c) Handles box
- Select the type of item you want to consolidate from the Item Type box.
- Enter the number of handles to keep in the Handles field.
- Specify which tracks to consolidate in the Tracks box.
- Select the item you are consolidating.
|A clip||The clip with the red cursor that appears.|
|A reel||Anywhere on the reel.|
|The Desktop||The Confirm button.|
|An element||The frame immediately before the element.|
|A range||The start of the range with the red arrow cursor and the end of the range with the green arrow cursor.|