I am pretty darn green to video editing anything. I’ve been messing with Shotcut for a few days and have made a nice slideshow with 36 pics while adding text to several slides. The end result was great, but an issue I’m having with “workflow” is my reason for this post. I could not find the answer, but it may very well be that I just am not using it correctly.
Adding slides with transitions is easy. My problem is I add text to a few slides and now need them longer to allow time to read the text. Why can’t I extend JUST that clip? If I slide it longer the following clip is shortened. I would like to be able to slide a clip longer while every clip after it would just extend the overall length of the video without changing anything else. Also, if I stretch a clip after adding text, that text is only on the clip for the original duration of the clip…why doesn’t it stretch as well??
It also looks to me like it is near impossible to add a clip into the middle of a timeline?
I really hope I am just missing something because it seems really stupid to NOT be able to edit the middle of the timeline without affecting everything else. Also, having to plan out each slide’s text ahead of time, so that I can get its length set properly for the text before adding the next clip, for the entire video is crazy time consuming.
If this question is answered somewhere, please include the link.