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Old August 12th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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Insert/Overlay from Timeline in CS3

I am unable to insert/overwrite while not focused on Source monitor. It was possible in PPro 2. This means that when I am moving between cut points in Timeline or Program monitor and want to insert/overlay at a certain point, I must then switch to Source monitor and press comma or dot (keys for insert or overlay) or use mouse. Not very productive.

Why is this? It`s happening on XP as well as Mac OS. I cannot imagine this being useful, so it`s most likely a really stupid bug. Any comments?
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Old August 19th, 2007, 07:54 AM   #2
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No one? You all guys really use mouse all the time?
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Old August 20th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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I am a mouse user, but since CS3 now has shortcuts to move from panel to panel, is it really that much more work?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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Yes it is, and it breaks my workflow from PPro 2.

When doing three of four points edits its sometimes very helpful to be able to do inserts/overlays directly from the Program Panel or the Timeline Panel (like in PPro2) and not being forced to *only* use the Source (CS3).

No mature editing suite should deliberately force its user to relearn the most principal and basic features. I like CS3's new ability to switch between panels via keyboard, though.
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