In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how to clear unused clips from the clip list.
Why Would I Want to Do This?
This is one of the basics of keeping control of your session. As you record you accumulate clips in your clips list and although you might remove material from the timeline, it will remain in the clips list until you remove it.
Clips Vs Whole File Clips
There is an important distinction between clips and files and while this is beyond the scope of this short video it is something to be aware of: Clips clutter up your clips list, files fill your hard drive.
Remove Vs Move To Trash
An equally important distinction is that between removing reference to a file in a session - removing it (from the clips list) and moving the source file to the trash. Only one of these clears hard drive space but it also deletes the file, are you sure you don't want it...?
Watch the free video to see this in action.