One-Step Prelap

Overlap cuts (split edits) are fundamental for any editor. Most people create them in a two-step process, making a straight cut first and then overlapping it using Trim Mode. But there’s a hidden, one-step way to do it that you may find very intuitive. It only works at the end of your sequence, but that makes it very appropriate when you’re creating a first assembly and adding to the end of a growing sequence in the timeline. This short video (3:15) shows you how to do it. To view it at full size on Vimeo, click here.

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5 Comments on “One-Step Prelap”

  1. Hi Steve,

    this is a very cool tip! There’s also “Mark Audio In/Out” that is mapped to Shift-E/R by default. That also makes split edits possible (I’m sure you knew that already) — but this one seems to work more quickly.


  2. Steve Says:

    Yea, you could visualize this technique as a shortcut for the audio mark buttons — as if you made a regular mark and an audio mark and one of them was at the end of the sequence. This method only works in certain cases, but it’s a lot easier to use.

    I should add that I love your screencasts. Thanks for doing them, and keep up the great work!


  3. Ra-ey Saleh Says:

    Great tip Steve, a real hidden Gem, and a nice note Christian.

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