Selecting clips on the timeline in the Blackbird Editor can be done in two ways: lasso selection or direct shift-clicking.

Lasso Selection

  • To perform a lasso selection, simply left-click and drag from any part of the timeline that does not contain a clip. This can be anywhere on the timeline, top, bottom, left, or right.

  • When you are satisfied with your selection, release the left mouse button.

  • The selected clips will highlight in yellow.

  • You can then perform various actions on the selected clips, such as cut, copy, paste, move, or slip.

Direct Shift-Click Selection

  • To select clips using direct shift-clicking, press and hold the Shift key down and click on the clip or range of clips you want to select.

  • If you use Shift+Right-Click or Alt+Shift+Left-Click, you can select clips on targeted tracks only.

  • Clips on the timeline with enabled track selectors on the associated tracks can be selected using this method.

  • In the example provided, notice how both the lasso and shift methods were used. In this case, audio track 2 has been disabled, so it is not included in the selection process. This demonstrates how you can be selective with your clip selections based on track settings.

By using these clip selection methods, you can efficiently manage and work with clips on the timeline, making it easier to perform various editing tasks and manipulations.