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Re: Premiere or FCPX, still hating FCPX's timeline behaviour

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Premiere or FCPX, still hating FCPX's timeline behaviour
on Aug 24, 2013 at 4:24:53 pm

[Tony Corapi] "I understand what you are saying Jeremy. I do use secondary story lines as you described. I guess my point was that the basic logic of the behavior of connected clips above the Primary is backwards to me. It just seems more logical to me that as I am extending the length of a clip that the software would understand the priority that it is the top layer (track) so as far as I extended it, clips should get out of the way by lowering and the steps you have to take to fix that now (like holding the Shift key and raise that clip up over) would become unnecessary.

I hear you, there are certainly nuances to work out, like keyboard navigation of layers for both moving and selecting, but for now a secondary storyline solves the problem as it defines the relationship between all of the clips.

I really enjoy FCPX's collision avoidance, even if it means a bit of repair afterwords. It's not perfect, but it can only get better from here. I, like you, really wish I could select a layer, and hit option-up or shift-up or some modifier-up (page down, page up) to move layers around. We already have the overwrite to and remove from storyline command, so we know the interface is capable of it.

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