Old 10-16-2019, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default Eliminate all empty space - put all pieces together

I have this situation all the time in my workflow. Please see this screenshot.

https://imgur.com/kDW1V7l.jpg

I edit a raw piece and am left with many pieces with many empty spaces. I do podcasts, so unfortunately I am sometimes faced with well over a hundred pieces.

I want to move these pieces right next to each other, eliminating all empty spaces, and then give each pair a minimal crossfade. (So the existing fades, as indicated by the red lines in this screenshot [https://imgur.com/OpDTWvr] *just* overlap.)

Is there any automated way to do this? Perhaps a standard feature I'm missing? This would save me many hours of work. I currently have to do this manually for each piece, and although I have it down to a science, *man* is it tedious.

Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:06 AM   #2
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To put the items end to end you can use this (available in SWS extension):

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=194547
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edit:
Actually I just noticed instead of 0 for time intervall you can also put something negative there to make them overlap.

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Old 10-16-2019, 07:32 AM   #3
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PHEW!!!!!!

I'm not understanding the timing option, but just putting a zero in there saves me LOTS of time. Don't have to keep zooming in and out for odd shaped empty spaces, moving them together, then crossfading.

Phew. Thank you.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:43 AM   #4
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Nice, you're welcome.

About the timing option:
If your fades are all equal, say 10 milliseconds, try putting -0.01 (instead of 0) in the timing field, this should make them overlap 10 ms and hence turn your fades into crossfades.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:45 AM   #5
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Will try. Thanks.
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