How to Ripple Edit

How to Ripple Edit

Don’t throw away all the time and effort you put into your VideoStudio project! Use a Ripple Edit to keep your titles, overlays, and audio perfectly in sync without any tedious, manual adjustments. Once you learn how to use a ripple edit you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.

The best way to describe what a ripple edit is would be to explain a situation you would need it. Let’s say you have finished your slideshow complete with pictures, music, and titles but then you decide that you want to add or remove some of the pictures. If these pictures are in the middle of your movie, adding or removing them can completely throw off the timing of everything else! That’s where a ripple edit comes in. A ripple edit lets a single edit ripple down through the rest of the movie to ensure everything stays in sync and just the way you designed it. Save yourself the headache and time when you learn how to ripple edit in VideoStudio.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to lock individual tracks or all tracks on the timeline
  • How to enable ripple editing

Download the PDF copy of the written tutorial and follow along with the video below.

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How to Ripple Edit

With VideoStudio, you can enable Ripple Editing to help you save time and effort when editing your video or slideshow. Imagine you have just created a slideshow and want to remove a few pictures. Doing this without Ripple Editing would throw off the timing of the rest of your video, and you would have to make manual adjustments to fix it. But if you enable Ripple Editing, your titles, overlays, and audio will stay in sync, even if you edit out a portion of the video.

To Enable Ripple Editing:

Go to the left side of the video track on your Timeline.

Click on the chain lock icon. This will enable Ripple Editing on all the tracks on your Timeline.

Alternatively, click on the small arrow beside the chain lock icon and a drop-down menu will appear.

Here, you can choose to Enable Ripple Editing, and select which tracks you would like to enable or disable Ripple Editing on.

Click on the chain lock icon on each track to manually enable or disable Ripple Editing.

Now, you can make edits to your video or slideshow, and the titles, overlays, or audio will automatically move and stay in sync with the video.

As you can see, you won’t have to make any manual adjustments!

Ripple Editing can save you a lot of time and effort and makes it easy to make edits to your video.

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Comments (4)

  • Neil Pykett Reply

    S. Evangeline.
    Thank you for your response to my question.
    The video tutorial was exactly what I needed and easy to follow.
    However, after doing as instructed I was unable to achieve the desired ripple
    effect when I inserted a new photograph. Everything remained exactly as it was.
    Are you able to help further please

    February 9, 2019 at 6:10 am
  • Drew Reply

    I didn’t know what the locks were before hand and always found that problem with de-syncing. this guide helps a lot thank you

    April 19, 2016 at 3:00 am
  • Gregory Callaway Reply

    Can someone do a tutorial on the light fx please?

    April 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Gregory, thanks for your suggestion, we will look into creating a tutorial on this subject. In the meantime, you can find information about applying and customizing filters in the VideoStudio User Guide (starting on page 133 of the X9 user guide). And if you search “filters” in the Help Topics you can find this info as well. You can access the Help Topics or User Guide under the Help Menu in VideoStudio. Hope this helps!

      April 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm

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