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, 2019 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 $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2019 at 16:43

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For strip split 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 split 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. $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2019 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't write the question, I just posted the bounty $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2019 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 $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2019 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ @hatinacat2000 The edit addresses all of your concerns, correct? $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Nov 26, 2019 at 14:14

I found that you can simply render multiple strips together then drag and drop that rendered strip back into blender.

I wanted to transform multiple cut strips at once (blender doesn't let you do that), so rendered them into a single strip.


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, 2019 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ And is there a difference? A cut piece can be renamed/indexed if that's what you mean. $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2019 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, 2019 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. $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2019 at 14:35
  • $\begingroup$ Solution was described in an Answer. $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Nov 24, 2019 at 14:48

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