Using gap clips

Gap clips are silent clips that can help you adjust the timing of your script media, or if you need to add b-roll without any script media. You can see gap clips in your Timeline and they will also be represented as wordless media in your script.

Gap clips have room tone on by default

Room tone is an AI-generated noise profile added to gap clips which helps seamless blend with your gap clips with a recording's background noise. To silence gap clips, disable room tone on individual clips or modify the default settings in your App Settings or for a specific project.

Adding a gap clip

From the Timeline

  1. Make sure the script track is visible; you can expand the timeline by dragging the top border of the panel, or select Show timeline.
  2. If you are adjusting the timing for an AI Speaker voice, you need to first convert the AI voice clip to audio.
  3. Right-click on the script track and select Insert gap clip. Remember, disable room tone if you want a completely silent gap clip.

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From the script

  1. Right click anywhere in your script where you want to add a gap clip. If you are adjusting the timing for an AI Speaker voice, you need to first convert the AI voice clip to audio.
  2. Hover over Edit word gap and choose one of the options. A gap clip will be added if you are extending the word gap.

Screenshot with numbered steps for adding a gap clip from the script editor

Replacing a section with a gap clip

  1. Make sure the script track is visible; you can expand the timeline by dragging the top border of the panel or select Show all layers.
  2. With the range tool, make a selection in your script.
  3. Right click on the selected range and select Replace with gap clip.  
  4. Disable room tone if you want a completely silent gap clip.

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Enhance your script's impact with gap clips

Gap clips allow you to adjust your script's speech pace, which significantly affects the emotional impact of your content. You can quickly adjust word spacing using the wordbar. Click here to learn more about using the wordbar.

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