ScreenFlow terms

Ripple Edit

An edit that adjusts the in or out point of a clip and moves subsequent clips to compensate.

What is a ripple edit in ScreenFlow?

A ripple edit in ScreenFlow is a type of editing technique that allows for adjustments in the timeline of a video without disturbing the rest of the video's sequence. This is particularly useful when you need to insert or remove a section of a video, as it automatically shifts the rest of the video to accommodate the change, maintaining the continuity and flow of the video.

For instance, if you want to delete a certain part of the video, a ripple delete will not only remove the selected part but also move the remaining parts of the video to fill in the gap, ensuring there are no blank spaces left in the timeline. Similarly, if you want to insert a clip, a ripple insert will create space for the new clip by moving the subsequent clips further down the timeline. This feature makes editing more efficient and seamless in ScreenFlow.

How to use Ripple Edit in ScreenFlow?

Ripple Edit in ScreenFlow is a useful tool that allows you to adjust the length of a clip without affecting the overall timeline. To use it, first, select the clip you want to edit on the timeline. Then, go to the "Edit" menu and select "Ripple Delete" or use the shortcut Shift + Delete. This will delete the selected clip and automatically move all subsequent clips on the timeline to fill the gap.

If you want to extend or shorten a clip using Ripple Edit, you can do so by clicking and dragging the edge of the clip. As you adjust the length of the clip, all subsequent clips on the timeline will automatically move to accommodate the change. This feature is particularly useful for maintaining synchronization between audio and video tracks when making adjustments.

Why is Ripple Edit not working in ScreenFlow?

Ripple Edit may not be working in ScreenFlow due to a few reasons. One of the most common reasons is that the feature may not be enabled. To use Ripple Edit, you need to ensure that it is turned on in the program settings. If it is not enabled, you will not be able to use it.

Another reason could be a software glitch or bug. If you are sure that the Ripple Edit feature is enabled but it's still not working, it might be due to a software issue. In such cases, updating the software to the latest version or reinstalling it might solve the problem. If the problem persists, it would be best to contact ScreenFlow's customer support for further assistance.

Can you undo a Ripple Edit in ScreenFlow?

Yes, you can undo a Ripple Edit in ScreenFlow. ScreenFlow, like many other video editing software, has an "Undo" function that allows you to revert any changes you've made, including a Ripple Edit. This function is typically found in the "Edit" menu at the top of the screen, or you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Z on a Mac or Control + Z on a PC.

However, it's important to note that the Undo function will only revert the most recent change you've made. If you've made multiple edits since the Ripple Edit, you'll need to use the Undo function multiple times to get back to the point before the Ripple Edit was made. Alternatively, you can use the "History" panel to navigate back to a specific point in your editing process.

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