During the final stages of editing your show, you’ll want to clean up the timeline. This extra organization goes a long way, as it makes future changes, such as client feedback, easier. Editors have a tendency to build their shows upward. Unfortunately, a “tall” show is often harder to move through because of all the scrolling.
Try to follow these tips:
- Before you finish your show, try to clean up the timeline. Get your show back down to as few tracks as possible.
- Make sure Snap is turned on by choosing Sequence > Snap to avoid unwanted gaps when dragging clips up or down in the timeline.
- As you drag a clip straight down, the cursor will show a downward-pointing yellow arrow when the clip is properly aligned.
- You can right-click near the top of the Timeline panel and choose Delete tracks. One of the most useful options is the All Empty Tracks choice for Audio and Video tracks.