Filmora Video Editor
Best video editing software for beginners to edit footage freely with auto ripple editing feature
  • Enable or disable the auto ripple editing feature with one click
  • Move clips and texts, filters and elements to desired position simultaneously
  • Touch up videos with 300+ stunning video effects

What is Ripple Edit and How to Use it?

The truth is that a ripple edit can be a particularly useful tool in video as well as in audio editing. However, it’s one of the things that you want to be very careful with unless you want to make a complete mess out of your video or audio. Quite commonly, when you have a few different items stacked in a track, you would want to maintain the spacing which is kept between each and items. This is going to be very hard if you go ahead and delete one of the items which are located right in the middle of the track without having enabled ripple editing.

This is going to leave an enormous gap at the place where the track that you deleted used to be. A ripple edit tool is going to allow you to maintain the spacing even though you’ve deleted the track. Basically, if you delete something from the middle of the track, all of the items which are conveniently placed on the right side are going to automatically move to the left in order to fill in for the gap and maintain the particular and necessary timing relationship between the tracks.

So, in simple terms, that’s what a ripple edit tool is going to do for you – it also works the other way around. You can add certain tracks which wouldn’t mess up the timeline of the entire sequence. It’s convenient and appropriate, and a must have if you are into editing professionally. All seems pretty fair and advantageous but how to actually apply ripple editing on a certain project. If that’s what’s been bothering you, rest assured that you’ve stumbled upon the right place.

How to Use the Ripple Edit

Step 1 Download a useful video editor with ripple editing feature

The first thing that you would need is comprehensive software. For this matter, we recommend using something rather simplistic which wouldn’t be overly burdensome. Wondershare Filmora9 (Latest Filmora version 9) manages to fill this spot quite conveniently, and the reasons are various. Let’s go through a few quick benefits of this particular tool.

  • It’s very prominent yet at the same time particularly easy to use video editor. It allows you to ripple edit video clips without having to be a professional.
  • It features a wide range of tools like trim, rotate, cut, and reverse in any single position and many of the kind.
  • Furthermore, it has an advanced tuning tool for colors which is specifically designated to properly enhance the quality of your video by thoroughly adjusting saturation, balance, contrast as well as the hue of your video.
  • You can make your video entirely polished with different texts, elements, and transitions.
  • You can also freely share your work on a variety of social platforms or upload it to your mobile device, DVD or whatnot.

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Step 2 Drag and drop your video clips into the timeline

Now that you’ve downloaded the necessary tool, you need to drag and drop the video clip in the specific timeline which is designated in Wondershare’s Filmora9 (Latest Filmora version 9). Import the clips that you want to edit – you will see there is nothing complicated to it.

Auto ripple editing timeline

Step 3 Turn on the Auto Ripple option

Once you are through with the upload, right click on the clip in the timeline. Select Speed and Duration. A pop up window will appear. Tick Ripple Edit. You can trim, crop, rotate the clips or cut them out – you have a complete freedom on what to do here.

Auto ripple editing timeline

Step 4

You might want to add some text effects and overlays on your clips, then, click Titles or Effects at the top and apply the elements on any position of the video you like. You are allowed to edit the text effects and save them as preset for your next use.

Ripple edit

If you want to insert another clip or photo in the video, or change the position of two clips, or you want to adjust the duration of the work you have already finished, don’t be worried, Filmora9 keeps everything stay in sync.

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Jan 04,2019 18:33 pm
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Also, I was using Filmora on Windows 7 at the time of the post. Since then I've switched to Windows 10 and the entire program has way better functionality. Especially the ripple-editing.
The issue is usually that I am trying to delete a section in the center of a video clip and replace it without effecting the audio track. This means that the replacement video clip has to be a specific length for the audio to line back up with the original video after the new clip is in place. I have since figured out that the easiest way to do this is to cut the section of audio that will line up with the new video clip. Then edit the length of the new video clip to the audio section.
Have you tried using CTRL key and grouping up assets?
Even with it enabled, this doesn't seem to actually WORK.
Filmora does not have ripple-editing for audio. Every time you edit the length of a video clip, the audio stays where it was while all the video clips move. You will need to go through and move all your audio back to where you want it. This is very annoying if the audio needs to sync up to the video in particular spots, which is normally the case.