Nuendo doesn’t seem to have an explicit way to determine the length of a selection of clips, or even a selected range. When working on broadcast spots, I need these sorts of timing things all the time… how big is this hole, how much time do we have to fill here, how long is this section of dialog, etc. This kind of info is needed to communicate with voice talent, writers, video editors… it’s essential to the process.
I know in the case of a group of clips, we can select the clips, glue them, select the glued clip, note the length, then undo the gluing. But holy moley, that’s a long workaround. The hack I’ve been using for getting the length of a range is quicker, but still a hack… double-click on an empty track inside the range to create an empty clip, note its length, then undo the creation of the empty clip.
Is there a better way in Nuendo to accomplish these things? I can’t find anything in the manual. Thanks in advance for any light you can shed!