Timeline > Ripple All Tracks

Ripple All Tracks has the icon image in the Timeline toolbar and menu. Here is how it works:

  • Only applies when ripple mode (Ripple trim and drop) is also on: image
    Or when using an edit operation that ripples: Cut or Remove (Ripple Delete).
  • Only affects the clips after the moved clip on the same track.
  • Affects footage after the original start position of the moved clip on other tracks
    (I use the term “footage” when I mean there is a time range and not strictly whole clips, and that often includes a split.)
  • When moving a clip right-to-left it simply pushes including a split on another track per the moved clip’s original start position.
  • Moving left-to-right is more complicated and usually has 2 actions:
    1. Remove the footage from the moved clip’s original start-to-end positions including other tracks.
    2. Insert the moved clip to the new position, which shifts the clips on the same track to the right but also shifts footage on other tracks the same duration equal to the moved clip’s duration.

The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+R (option+command+R on macOS).

It would be nice to have some animated illustrations to make this clear.

Is it accurate to rephrase it as “this tool does not affect any clip on any track that has a start point on the left of the original start point of the moved clip.”?

Not just the start point, the end point must also be to the left, if the entire clip is to the left, it won’t be affected (except for the Moving left-to-right part when it depends on how much you drag).

Basically everything starting at the start of the current clip and to the right of the timeline (chronologically) stays the same.

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