I have clip A and clip B. I want to rearrange them as clip B and clip A without risking any sort of overlap. Can shotcut help me with this, or do I just have to make a ton of space around them so it’s easy to see that they don’t overlap?
Whatever is the right solution, does this get trickier if there are more than 2 clips involved? E.g., I have A-F, and I decide I want F to be in the front.
Also, turn on Snapping and Ripple mode (in timeline toolbar) and drag to move a clip left. (Moving a clip to the right in this mode opens up a gap in the track, which is different but also good to know.) Either method works regardless the number of clips. The trickiness with the move method I gave is with timeline scrolling and zoom for long movements. When you zoom out there is less scrolling required but it becomes more difficult to grab a small clip and line it up in its new location.
Ohh, different behavior depending on which direction I’m dragging explains a lot of confusion I’m having.
Maybe it doesn’t make sense in some way, but I think it would be more intuitive if this behavior was a mode that you could turn on and off, and it works consistently regardless of which direction you’re dragging. Different behavior on which way you drag isn’t something I would assume.