Imagine you click a drag a strip on the sequencer. When the strip comes in contact with another strip I think it would be useful if the stationary strip would adjust around the influence of the strip I'm dragging. Perhaps swapping places, for instance.

Another automatic adjustment I wonder about is when adjusting after making a knife cut and grabbing one of cross sections. Then when I drag that handle, if I move it as if to overlap the intersection, then the other strip would adjust it's length to compensate as you move it.

It seems at some point I saw an option for it, but I can't remember the name for it. The word "scrobble" comes to mind, but I've found nothing about it. I have a strange memory. Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic because it is a feature request and not an actual question. These should be reported to Blender's tracker instead. $\endgroup$ – Polosson Sep 9 '15 at 21:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Polosson I don't see it as a feature request. He's asking if it is possible, not requesting that the feature be added. $\endgroup$ – PGmath Sep 9 '15 at 23:20
  • $\begingroup$ Nowadays you can slide your strips if that helps... $\endgroup$ – Samoth Nov 18 '15 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Samoth Similar to my description? $\endgroup$ – adabo Nov 19 '15 at 16:52

Well, it's possible. You can use the "Expand to fit" option which is enabled by hitting G for grab and then you can hit G again to toggle "Expand to fit" permanently or hold down ALT to use toggle it temporarily.

When you have three strips with the new one selected but not yet in your final row:

Three strips

Just hit G to grab and then G again and place it "over" the existing strips:

Grab with "Expand to fit ON"

Confirm with left mouse button (LMB) or Enter and there you have the strip inserted in between the two existing ones:


And to answer your second question: Just snap the handle next to the other strips one with dragging it and holding down Ctrl. Then just Shift-select the other handle and slide both of them with G.

Moving a single handle works with expand to fit as well (even though, the next strip is then moved and not trimmed in length).

Finally you can use Alt+Left Arrow/Right Arrow to swap two adjacent strips.

  • $\begingroup$ This works well enough. Thank you for your time and effort that was put into this well thought out post. $\endgroup$ – adabo Nov 22 '15 at 6:30

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