I've recently started using Premiere Pro CS5 so I've only mastered the basics, but up untill now everything went well.
My problem is as follows:
To add a title in a sequence, I could drag it from the Project Menu in my sequence or click on the right mouse button and select the option 'insert' or 'overlay'.
Currently however, the right mouse menu does not display these options, i.e. they're grey and unclickable. Moreover, when I drag a title to the sequence, it automatically 'overlays' instead of 'inserting'.
In order to insert a title in my sequence, I now have to open in in te Source Monitor (that option is clickable), choose 'insert' and drag the title in the sequence. It's quite laborious and frustrating, since I have a feeling it's just a matter of changing my settings...
Could you please help me out on this one?
When editing from the Project Panel via right-click or keyboard shortcut, you must have tracks targeted in your sequence. Here's a comparison:
Basically, you have to tell Premiere where you want the clip to be inserted or overlaid, and that's accomplished with the track selectors being on or off.
Moreover, when I drag a title to the sequence, it automatically 'overlays' instead of 'inserting'.
Hold down the Control/Command key to do an insert edit; you'll see the mouse pointer change to indicate the different type of edit.
If you hold down the CTRL key when dragging an asset into a sequence, it will perform an Insert edit. Without the CTRL key, it always performs an Overlay edit.