Is there a way to join two strips into one? For example, If you cut a strip in two, do some other stuff and then realize, you want to undo the cut or something; I found how to groups strips, but not how to actually merge them into one.

  • $\begingroup$ Could be scripted. If the two pieces are on same channel and the media and ends match, no probs. (not really joining, would change end points of active one and delete the other.) $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Nov 24 '19 at 10:39
  • $\begingroup$ I sometimes make a duplicate of an uncut strip, keep that as a spare, hide it (hotkey H) or move it out of way. With the original strip, I split strips with either hotkey K for soft cut or Ctrl K for hard cut. This video tutorial is little OLD, but still useful for learning distinctions between soft cut & hard cut. youtube.com/watch?v=Pw-GPKEMNxY $\endgroup$ – Rita Geraghty stands by Monica Nov 25 '19 at 16:43

For strip splited by "Cut" (K) - "Erase" (X) second part of strip and extend the end point manually or by "Snap to Playhead" (Shift+S)

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For strip splited by "Hold Cut" (Shift+K) go to properties panel (N) and change "Hold Offset End" to zero (or what ever number that fits to a gap).

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  • $\begingroup$ I did a "hard cut" or whatever its called, so I don't think I can extend the strip as it (shouldn't?) have that data anymore. Let me know if that is a misunderstanding. And yes, it doesn't seem to cause problems to just link them end-to-end and not worry about it, I just like to have "clean" workspaces when possible. $\endgroup$ – hatinacat2000 Nov 24 '19 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't write the question, I just posted the bounty $\endgroup$ – hatinacat2000 Nov 24 '19 at 13:43
  • $\begingroup$ @hatinacat2000 With the hard cut (Ctrl K), you can drag the first/last frozen frame out further if you like. I learned that from this OLD tutorial (still useful). It teaches the distinction between hard cut (Ctrl K) and soft cut (K). youtube.com/watch?v=Pw-GPKEMNxY $\endgroup$ – Rita Geraghty stands by Monica Nov 25 '19 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ @hatinacat2000 The edit addresses all of your concerns, correct? $\endgroup$ – Leander Nov 26 '19 at 14:14

There's no need for a separate option as it's automatic. First, upload a movie strip. Then add another and put it where the first one ends. Render under a selected name and extention. Done.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think he speaks about two different video files to be merge into one, rather that joining one with cut. $\endgroup$ – vklidu Nov 24 '19 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ And is there a difference? A cut piece can be renamed/indexed if that's what you mean. $\endgroup$ – Lukasz-40sth Nov 24 '19 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ He wants to just organise strips (operation in a few seconds), your solution with rendering can take hours. $\endgroup$ – vklidu Nov 24 '19 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ @vklidu: aky-her wants the cut pieces back into one strip. In Blender I found no such option and if you know any other way than mine... External, in it online editors, are an alternative. $\endgroup$ – Lukasz-40sth Nov 24 '19 at 14:35
  • $\begingroup$ Solution was described in an Answer. $\endgroup$ – vklidu Nov 24 '19 at 14:48

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