[Bf-committers] VSE redesign problem

Xavier Thomas xavier.thomas.1980 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 07:50:57 CEST 2010

I agree. Eventually if chaining add and move operators cause problem
using the cursor position (current frame) is still a a better solution
than the mouse position.

2010/6/23 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>:
> I filed this as a bug report and found out it was a feature, so I am
> bringing it up here.
> In 2.4 when you add a video clip it pops back from the file screen to
> the strip screen with the clip attached to the mouse and then you move
> the mouse to the right place with a popup massage telling you your
> current location and then click to put it down. This system has always
> worked well for me. Perhaps others had problems with this? I do not
> know.
> The new system takes the location of the mouse at the time of clicking
> the add menu or shift A (which ends up being at about frame 40 to 50
> in most cases) and puts the clip there. The idea being to position the
> mouse on the correct place and press shift-A so that you end up on the
> right spot. There are problems with this. First a newbie will not know
> this, I thought it was a bug. Second you have no way to know what
> frame the mouse is on, so you can only get close if the screen
> magnification is bad. Third, if you use the menus you have no way to
> control where the cursor is at. You can also say where to put the clip
> in the file dialog (something I missed before I was told, who would
> think it would be there?) but this is bad work flow.
> I think we should go back to the 2.4 way.
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