Easy. You want to plant a marker* on the clip at the “|”, turn on ‘snap to’ and ‘magnetic cursor’, and then paste or move. Only time there’s a problem is if the front of the clip would end up earlier than the start of the timeline.
*-Check the docs, or maybe someone who’s in front of Nuendo right now can respond. I think the function is called ‘hit point’ now. But I’ve been using it since N3, and it’s still there. (I set a key command to plant the marker on the clip, and vaguely recall having to change its name when I went to N5.5.)
The procedure is to move the Sync point of the event to the desired place. (Done in the Sample Editor)
Then when using “snap to cursor” the event will snap to the sync point. (Which is by default the start of the event)
Don’t know which are the default Key Commands, but it’s a good idea to investigate the workflow.
You don’t have to do it in the sample editor, which would be a waste of time in this case. Whatever the command is called, there’s a way to do it on a selected clip on the timeline. That often makes more sense for sfx and particularly music cues, where you can often mark a barline more accurately at speed than while scrubbing.
Yeah, I know about the Key Commands, but if you just mention key commands, and the person has changed his/her set of key comamnds, they still don’t have a clue what they are doing wrong.
That’s why I explained the workflow behind it, the long way round.