If you are correctly Inserting a clip..it will shuffle the following clips down the track(s).
How are you inserting your clip?
To do a Ripple Edit, where everything to the right of the insert point moves, hold down the Ctrl key, when you click+drag.
Hope that helps and good luck,
Yes, Bill, that helps! Thank you for including information in your reply.
inserting a clip removes the conflicting footage, and does nothing to displace further clips down the timeline.
That's an Overwrite, not an Insert.
Thanks for the clarification Jim.
I'm wondering, is it desireable to push all tracks down the timeline? When I insert a clip on a track, I was expecting that it would push the clips on that track down the timeline, which it does. It also pushes clips on the other tracks down the line so that I have to move them back to their original position. Is there any way around this?
You can lock the other tracks first. This would keep those clips in place.