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How do you delete TRACK keyframes in bulk?

Participant ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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Maybe I'm missing something, but I cannot lasso or highlight all keyframes of a track in a timeline.

Unlike clip keyframes, in which you can select and delete them all via the effect control window, in order to delete track keyframes in CS6, it appears one must manually select every single keyframe individually.  AAAARGH! Even though you can "lasso" or drag a "selection" around things on the track timeline, it will NOT select groups of track keyframes you lasso.

I've checked the CS6 documentation, and still see no way to do this...even though it mentions being able to click outside the clip and drag a selection.

Try it.

1. create timeline

2. set audio mixer channel 1 to "write"

3. hit play and go crazy with your channel 1 mixer slider

4. hit stop

5. change option on Audio 1 on timeline so that you can "show track keyframes"

6. see all those pretty keyframes?...now try to delete them all at once without deleting your audio/video clip...

Any questions?

There is no reason why, in a professional application such as this, you shouldn't be able to select multiple keyframes and delete them. Feature request? Or am I missing something.

NOTE: I'm talking about TRACK automation keyframes not CLIP keyframes.

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Enthusiast , Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012
...or you could just use the pen tool to lasso and remove Track Keyframes... it works for me:#pen tool (p) lasso them cattle in, hit delete and wait a second (depending on your machine),hit Pos1, play, all good---and keep smiling

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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Hi Dragonspear.

I recreated this exactly the way you did it.

(i rarely use track keyframes, so you had me hooked )

the way, you did it it doesn't work.

then again, track keyframes, as i understand are for mixing.

what i did might seem a bit like a "work"around, but after i tried lassoing and did not succeed, (as expected)

i hit Pos1 set the track1 in audio mixer to zero, set it to write and hit play, got the coffee off the stove, poured some, when i came back, i had 2 keyframes, both at 0.

this might be just a little help but at least, you can easily get rid of a sequence or all of your track- keyframes

and it might work until someone point's you to a "real" resolution or to the feature request form, if noone else has the right solution.

i would also think it would be nice to be able to lasso those

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Participant ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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Ha! Nice idea. I'm just glad I don't have a full hour of track automation. ><

I'll be using that method until someone else can confirm it can't be done with a cowboy and some rope 😜

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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you could also move the mix to a new audio-track, when it's a full hour... this would get rid of them all.

and if it's just a section, you would just like to correct, well, you'll have to mix it again anyway.

so i kinda don't see your point in deleting keyframes, you'll need new ones anyway, right?

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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...or you could just use the pen tool to lasso and remove Track Keyframes...

it works for me:

#pen tool (p) lasso them cattle in, hit delete and wait a second (depending on your machine),

hit Pos1, play, all good

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New Here ,
Feb 16, 2016 Feb 16, 2016

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Thank heavens for this pen tool. It just saved me from shift clicking a zillion messed up keyframes. Much appreciated!

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Enthusiast ,
Feb 18, 2016 Feb 18, 2016

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you're very welcome!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2017 Oct 27, 2017

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Wow this has been bugging me too. Dragonspear could you mark either @omeg47547554 or  Felix CL​'s response as an answer to save people scrolling the entire thread? Personally I prefer the pen tool as the answer as it's a bit more precise than removing all attributes.

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Explorer ,
May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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When I try this, it deletes all associated clips.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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Must be doing something wrong.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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LATEST

Thank you!!!!

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LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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A worthy and logical feature request.

One can Shift Click individual keyframes and delete them as a multiple delete.. but it would be better to be able to lassoo or select a range via what one would expect of Click - Shift- Click  ( ie. A range selection)

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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or just use the pen tool with track keyframes.

this poor orphan get's used so rarely, also you can just click to add a keyframe, not Ctrl+click like you have to with the selection tool.

lasso track keyframes,

Alt-click to move in place, ctrl+click to adjust Bezier... so many neat and fast uses...

it's a nice and friendly tool and if youd don't at least lasso Track-Keyframes with it, it will only go the way of the Dodo in CS7, and who would want that?

...and keep smiling.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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Pen Tool. 

Good call SIr.

Note. One must do the select ( lassoo) delete... and then click elsewhere so the timeline redraws.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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Neat! The Pen Tool, eh? Never thought of that.

Appreciated,

Hunt

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Participant ,
Dec 20, 2012 Dec 20, 2012

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Ha! Merry Christmas to me! Thank you Felix CL, yhis will save me so much

time! ...too bad the Adobe manuel does not specify that! I did actually

read the section on track keyframes before making this post. grin

I will say this one final thought though. Considering you can use the

selection tool (V) to do everything that the pen tool can...you would think

that would include actually SELECTING keyframes! chuckle At the very

LEAST, you'd think a tool with a name like "SELECTION TOOL" would be the

go-to tool for any selection process^^ Just sayin^^

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 20, 2012 Dec 20, 2012

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LEGEND ,
Dec 20, 2012 Dec 20, 2012

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Check this out in case its a bug ....though.

Try deleting a bunch of key frames  with the Pen Tool that have been created by the Mixer in Write Mode.  eg do not delete all of them.

Then delete the audio clip from that track.

Does it leave the track loaded with key frames but no audio clip?

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 20, 2012 Dec 20, 2012

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yes and that's how it should behave.

...Since we're talking about Track-Keyframes and not Clip-Keyframes.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 20, 2012 Dec 20, 2012

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O.K sure..but can you now clear those Track Key Frames ( ie. Default the Track to normal)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 20, 2012 Dec 20, 2012

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Yes.

shooternz wrote:

O.K sure..but can you now clear those Track Key Frames ( ie. Default the Track to normal)

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Participant ,
Dec 20, 2012 Dec 20, 2012

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Obviously I was reading from an older manual...chuckle Thank you Ann Bens

Select keyframes

If you want to modify or copy a keyframe, first select it in a Timeline

panel. Unselected keyframes appear hollow; selected keyframes appear solid.

You don’t need to select segments between keyframes because you can drag

segments directly. Also, segments automatically adjust when you change the

keyframes that define their end points.

Do any of the following:

-

To select a keyframe, use the Selection tool or the Pen tool to click

the Keyframe icon in the Timeline panel.

-

To select multiple keyframes, Shift-click with the Selection tool or the

Pen tool to select multiple contiguous or noncontiguous keyframes in a

Timeline panel.

Note: When you position the Selection or Pen tool over a keyframe, the

pointer appears with a Keyframe icon .

- To select multiple keyframes by dragging in the Timeline panel, use

the Pen tool to draw a marquee selection box around the keyframes.

Shift-drag to add more keyframes to an existing selection.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 04, 2013 Nov 04, 2013

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Dragonspear wrote:

Obviously I was reading from an older manual...chuckle

Dragonspear,

That is the current version. It certainly needs some updated screenshots, however. I'll alert the tech writer about this page.

Thanks,

Kevin

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LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2012 Dec 19, 2012

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I have yet to find a way to Delete Audio Track Keyframes, but when I needed to do it, I just lassoed the Audio Clips, and dragged them to a blank Audio Track (of the same channel-count). There will be no Track Keyframes there. Then, I have just Deleted that Audio Track, the one with the Keyframes. Not so neat, but it has worked for me.

Good luck,

Hunt

[Edit] Until Felix shared the "secret."

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 04, 2013 Nov 04, 2013

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Have 1 audio clip that is at the level you want the others to be.  Select that clip and Copy it.  Select the other keyframed clips you want to delete keyframes from and use Paste Attributes to change the volume en mass.

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