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adam chesbrough
auto select clip that you "click-on" in viewer
on Aug 29, 2014 at 2:57:26 pm

To select a clip I click on it within the timeline. Sometimes, when I click in the viewer it selects that specific clip...I am then able to move it around, tranform, brings up it's setting etc. Sometimes when I click in the viewer nothing happens. I am wondering what I am missing that allows me to click on a clip in the viewer and then have that corresponding click become selected.

For example, I have three images in the same shot. I want to move one image left, one image right, and then transform the others. I have to move from timeline to the viewer, timeline to the viewer, and then timeline to the viewer...I would prefer to click on each image in the viewer and move them quickly without having to go what to the timeline...much like you can do in photoshop (Auto select layer or auto select group).

Is there a way to do this. FCP7 had a keyboard shortcut to select specific timeline layers (V1, V2, V3 etc), but this is obviously not an option in FCPX.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: auto select clip that you "click-on" in viewer
on Aug 29, 2014 at 5:59:55 pm

Shift-click on them in the timeline and move them. Beware that you don't move them over other clips.

Dave LaRonde
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adam chesbrough
Re: auto select clip that you "click-on" in viewer
on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:10:10 pm

Thanks. looks like I have to shift+T first and then use shift+cmd+A to deselect when I eventually click on the lower most clip. Now the only issue is to get a keyboard shortcut that selects the top most clip. "C" selects the bottom most or the clip that I am hovering over...which is fine, but it would be great if FCPX allowed us to select a specific clip in the hierarchy.

Thanks

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Dave LaRonde
Re: auto select clip that you "click-on" in viewer
on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:18:00 pm

Um, this is the Legacy FCP forum. It's for the versions that actually have tracks of video & audio.

You probably want the FCPX Techniques forum.

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adam chesbrough
Re: auto select clip that you "click-on" in viewer
on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:26:26 pm

That's where I thought I was, sorry about that

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Nick Meyers
Re: auto select clip that you "click-on" in viewer
on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:31:51 pm

I think the answer is to manipulate the clips in the CANVAS

Set the canvas to image & wireframe (drop down menu top of canvas)
Then you simply select a clip in the timeline, and adjust the wireframe
Very simple

It can pay to then go into the viewer motion tab and fine tune the numbers


Nick


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Nick Meyers
Re: auto select clip that you "click-on" in viewer
on Aug 30, 2014 at 1:02:55 am

yeah, i missed the FCP X bit.


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