With the introduction of ability to select Edit Points, now it's inconvenient to drag multiple selected clips or add clips to selection because in some cases - depending on timeline zoom state and/or clip duration. The edit points are altered instead of the clips, that behaviour drives me nuts. It leads to a necessity to do one of the following actions before selecting and/or dragging multiple clips with comfort:
- sniper mode - put the cursor over a place in the selection where the cursor will not indicate Edit Point trimming mode.
- to avoid loosing selection when using sniper mode - Group the clips after adding every clip to selection and/or after a dragging operation
- dynamically change zoom state so that you will not have to use sniper mode
- use copy/cut/paste - may involve a necessity to do additional pre-pasting steps
IMHO, this behaviour should be rethinked.
How fast it was in CS5.5 and older versions:
Please, Premiere Pro Programming Team, especially Tim Gogolin, Steve Hoeg, Peter Lee, Gerry Miller, James Mork, Vivek Neelamegam, Axel Schildan, Jerry Scoggins, Sven Skwirblies, Tod Snook, Jesse Zibble, rethink the behaviour of selecting and dragging clips. Start giving links to beta-versions to other editors too, not only to editors like Philip Bloom.
Selecting edit points is sometimes helpful and sometimes distracting.
To get the best of two worlds (CS6 edit points vs. CS5.5 and older) - a switch could be added to Keyboard Shortcuts list, like the "hidden" Add Clip Marker shortcut.
Let's name it "Application > Sequence > Select Edit Points".
When Shift- or Shift+Alt- key is pressed and some Clip is selected, clicking on an edit point of another clip should add a clip to selection in the same way as previous versions of Premiere Pro did:
To drag clips in legacy sniper-free mode only a switch can help. Let's name it "Application > Sequence > Select Edit Points when Multiple Clips are Selected".
To add comfort to the editing process - selecting/dragging multiple clips - additional switches cannot be avoided. Additionally you may add an option to the Preferences > Trim:
- Allow Selection tool to choose Roll and Ripple trims without modifier key
- Allow Selection tool to select Edit Points while multiple Clips are selected
Concise problem statement:Inconveniences when selecting and dragging multiple clips
Steps to reproduce bug:
1.Create a Selection of multiple clips with Shift+Click
2.Try to drag the clips
Results:With the introduction of ability to select Edit Points, in some cases (depends on timeline zoom state and/or clip duration) now it's inconvenient to select and drag multiple selected clips because the edit points are selected instead of the clips
Expected results:Clips should be selected/dragged like in CS5.5 and older