Voice-over actor here.
The “smart clips” feature makes my work sooo much harder for many projects.
If there’s an option to select pasting only the selected audio between projects, it shouldn’t be too hard to extend the option to the same project, as well, I hope.
While probably great for some users, for voice over editing, it makes editing larger projects much harder and, without taking care to actively work around it, impossible.
When you routinely work with recordings of 1h or longer, every cut you do increases the file size AND the time needed for any copy/paste operation.
A typical use case for me, for example:
I record 1h of elearning content, which I have to split into separate files.
So far, the usual workflow for me was to make two split points, export the file, then delete it, and so on. So far, so good. But, if I encounter an error, I don’t export and delete, but mark the error with another split, and move the complete clip to a new track, so I can do any retakes together afterwards.
Yesterday, I was actually shocked, when I saved a project with just four clips with marked retake points (total of maybe 1 minute), and it was a significantly larger file, than the original recording of 1h.
And any operation on these tiny clips took around 15-30 seconds.
My work PC has a AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 8-Core CPU, and 32 GB RAM. I don’t want to think about editing such stuff on my laptop, on the go.
PLEASE, consider adding the option to switch this off.