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Postby mikecox » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:08 pm

Well I spent hours yesterday dragging the clips, PD created for me, to the timeline.

I was frustrated by the options in the "insert on selected track" menu; when the CTI isn't at the end of the timeline.

I wish there was an option to put the selected clips at the end of the current timeline; because when you move a clip to the timeline the CTI remains where it was when you inserted the clip;it doesn't move to the end of the timeline. That means when you try to add another clip; with the "insert..." option, the drop down appears and offers options to put it where the CTI is; but doesn't offer to put the clip at the end of the timeline. So every time I insert a clip I have to move the CTI to the end of the timeline, so the next clip will go there when I click "Insert..." :pull:

During my explorations I went looking for the Shortcut key list; so I could move the CTI to the end of the timeline after move a clip from the assets window, and found it in the Guide; along with the Alt-H shortcut; which allows users to modify the list.

Speaking of the "Guide". I dl'd it from Cyberlink, and put on my tablet; for easy to reference. But it doesn't include the kind of detail that the "Manual" has. I have a two monitor setup for my laptop, so I keep the Manual on my laptop's screen, but I would like to download it and put it on my tablet. So I tried to find it but was unsuccessful. Does anyone know if it is available as a PDF dl?

Those shortcuts have made things considerably easier and more efficient; especially the arrow key combinations, which make navigating the timeline clips less frustrating.

btw I've discovered that my laptop does have the Home/End and Pgup/PgDn keys; they are just in the form of Fn keys. The arrow keys have a Fn key combo; if I press the Fn key they change to Home/End and Pgup/PgDn. :YY:

I noticed that there are Ctrl, Alt and Shift- Drop shortcut keys. I've never seen a "Drop" key on a keyboard. Can someone tell me where it is, or what it is?
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Re: Exploration finds

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:29 pm

What's an example of a Drop shortcut, Mike?

EDIT-- Okay, I think I see what you're talking about.

For instance, Ctrl+Drop overwrites content on a a track when a clip is dropped on another clip.

I believe that means when hold down the Ctrl key as you DROP a clip onto your timeline.
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Re: Exploration finds

Postby mikecox » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:40 pm

Steve Grisetti wrote:What's an example of a Drop shortcut, Mike?


They are listed on the "Edit Hotkeys" list in the Manual.

"Overwrite content on track when a clip is dropped on another clip", "move all clips on the timeline to the right...", "Lay the clip over the existing clip...". Ctrl, Shift, Alt; respectively.

The shortcut also appears in the "Insert on selected track" drop down menu
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Re: Exploration finds

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:14 pm

See my edit/amendment above, Mike. It's exactly what I suspected it was.
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Re: Exploration finds

Postby mikecox » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:27 am

Steve Grisetti wrote:I believe that means when hold down the Ctrl key as you DROP a clip onto your timeline.
well that certainly makes sense; but I would never have thought of it... thanks (-:
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