After setting the cuts in a sequence, is there an easy way to select every second clip to delete them all at once.

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    You could use the kyboard shortcut sequence down-arrow, down-arrow, shift+delete, repeat. That should delete every second clip. You could use something like autohotkey to do this (on windows).
    – stib
    Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 13:48

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When I'm editing my YouTube videos, my footage comprises silence, then a shot I want, then silence, then a shot I want, etc. I do this as follows:

  1. Select the whole clip.
  2. Click on the timeline where I want to cut.
  3. Press Ctrl-K to cut there.
  4. Press Shit-Delete to delete the first part of clip.
  5. Click on the clip again to select it.
  6. Click on the timeline where I want to cut.
  7. Press Ctrl-K to cut there.
  8. Click on the clip to the right.
  9. Click on the timeline where I want to cut.
  10. Press Ctrl-K to cut there.
  11. Press Shift-Delete to delete the clip to the left (the currently-selected clip).
  12. Repeat.

This isn't exactly what you want, but it sounds as though our workflows are similar. I just delete the clips I don't want as I'm making my cuts, by using Shift-Delete.

  • You can trim the start or end of a clip in 1 keystroke. Park the playheads where you want the in-point to be and hit the letter q This will ripple delete all of the selected clip from the start up to the current time. The letter w will trim the end to the current playhead position, doing a ripple edit as it does.
    – stib
    Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 13:47

Using Autohotkey for Windows I could solve the Problem. If I had known this program before, I would have saved so much time! After installing Autohotkey I just wrote a small script:

    WinActivate, Adobe Premiere
    Send, d
    Send, +{del}
    Send, {Down}

and saved it as premiere.ahk and double clicked it. Now I can use Ctrl+Shift+m to select the clip under the playhead and ripple delete it and move playhead to the next clip.

So now I just need to press Ctrl+Shift+m multiple times to delete every second clip. This is so much more convenient. You obviously can set the hotkey as you like. It doesn't have to be Ctrl+Shift+m.

I needed it on Windows, if someone needs alternatives for Autohotkey on macOS maybe you find something here.

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