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Thank You... I will take a look.
It just seems like this setup has made basic insert and the like a lot more complicated than previous, so I assume I'm missing something in the new workflow.
It is more complicated. You have missed nothing.
You need to Click on the Track Header then drag and click on the STI (Source Track Indicator).
ie . three mouse actions...plus any tracks you need to unclick.
None of that is possible with KB shortcuts.
I haven't tried CS4 yet, but in wanting to get a handle on this new targeting system, I popped in to see a colleague who works with Avid Media Composer. I remember this scheme was used on Avid from my early training days.
Seems that whenever a clip is opened in the Source monitor, the STIs are by default routed to the targeted tracks. Mouse clicks are required to move them if desired, but the default requires no extra work. At least on Avid.
Is that not so with CS4? Do you have to manually set this for every clip you edit?
No. You can leave (default) "them" somewhere eg. Video TK 1, Audio Tk 1
Note : "them"
It takes two Indicators. The Header and the STI to perform the action. If one is missing the edit is inserted (and creates a gap). This occurs whether an Overlay or Insert edit is performed eg "I" / "O" or the buttons.
You will find that your page down/ pg up and home /end action is also influenced by how you have these set. You got your feature request but it has come with "hooks".
You will also discover that to edit or view just the waveform in the source monitor...its a different process. (and slower)
(Jim - I can wait to hear what you think about all this once you get into CS4.)
Rest of it is fantastic (and especially for P2 users.)
I am adapting and coping but as I am using both CS3 and CS4 ... I still must say...I prefer how it was in CS3.
>You need to Click on the Track Header then drag and click on the STI (Source Track Indicator).
No, you dont have to click on the Track Header if you dont want to. You can assign your own keyboard shortcuts to target or un-target tracks, one at a time or all in one go for either video or audio.
The "only" thing you cant do with the mouse is to move the STI's.
Can you select the STI with a KB shortcut Roger?
You need to select it (toggle it no/off) somehow after or before you drag it.
>Can you select the STI with a KB shortcut Roger?
Well, i am not sure what you mean by "select", but i can toggle them on or off if i assign keyboard shortcuts to those commands:
"Toggle All Source Audio Off", "Toggle All Source Audio On" and "Toggle Source Video".
So, if i Toggle All Source Audio Off i cannot put any audio on the Timeline no matter how many tracks i have Targeted. The same goes for video.