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Compact: Not just for trash anymore.

One great feature that can come in handy, especially in the long format post production world, is hidden in the region list menu.  The “compact” feature will ‘destructively edit’ your regions.

For example: You just finished laying off a 2 hour movie, but you want to trim some extra time off of the end.  Instead of making the edit, then exporting a whole new set of files, just make the edit, select the region, and hit compact.  After you read the paragraph explanation that pops up, set your handles to 0ms, and click “compact”  Your source file will now match the region on the timeline. A great time saver!

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