Just noticed this problem in 3.4.0, which I switched to a few days ago. I’m using WIndows 11.
When I select a clip and paste a clip of the same length over it, a blank space of the length of the clip is inserted after the clip.
Here’s an example. Edited to add: I spent quite a while making screenshots to illustrate the whole process, but then when I clicked “Create Topic” I was told that as a new user I couldn’t include them, so use your imagination.
I make audiodramas (radio plays, only they’re for podcasts not radio.) My usual workflow is to build each scene as a separate project, then when I’m done with a scene, mix and render all its tracks together, and copy the mixed track into the ‘master’ project. The master project has two tracks so that the scenes can overlap each other slightly (one scene fades in just as the previous one fades out.)
Here’s part of my master project. Each clip is a whole scene. They all overlap slightly (most noticeably scene 1—the first clip in the top track—overlaps scene 2—the second clip in the bottom track [the short first clip is the intro music]—by quite a while because it plays out some music over the start of scene 2).
I want to tweak scene 3 (in a way that doesn’t change its length, so I make the changes in that project, then select all the tracks, “Mix and Render to New Track”, then select and copy the resulting track.
…select scene 3 in the master project (the length of the scene hasn’t changed)…
…and hit ctrl+V to paste the new version over it. Look what happens to the scene-05 clip to the right of where I’ve pasted. EDIT: You can’t, because I’m only allowed to post one image. “scene-05” and every clip to the right of it in the top track has moved, and now half the scenes in my project—all the clips in the top track to the right of scene-03—are out of sync by exactly 2m55.011s, which is the the length of scene 3.
As a workaround, I can instead delete scene 3 and then paste, which appears to work correctly, but it’s rather annoying.
Is this a bug, or some deliberate new behaviour I can switch off?
There was also a related behaviour I liked where, when I pasted one clip over a selected section of a track containing several clips, the newly pasted clip would now have splits where the boundaries of the old clips used to be, which could be very useful. This has stopped happening.
And I don’t know if this is deliberate, but I can no longer click a boundary to join clips together—I have to use Edit>Audio Clips>Join, although I was accidentally joining them while trying to do something else (I forget what), so there’s apparently supposed to be some quick way to do this? I couldn’t replicate it, though.