I have 2:30 (2' 30") project with five video clips. Each video clip is :30 (30") long and each clip is a video of a person talking on camera.
I have fonted each of the five people's names on a text layer. I have positioned each person's fonted name along the timeline in agreement with their appearance time on camera.
Additionally, I've created a fancy overlay for the background of each person's fonted name.
So - I have three layers - the video, the text and the overlay.
I now have a change in my project and I now have to add a sixth person. What's more, I MUST place this person second in the sequence of interviewees.
When I insert this additional :30 video clip, the overlay layer and the text layers do not shift their elements to the right in the timeline like the video layer does. As a result, the text of the names of the interviewees lock their position in the project timeline and are now mismatched relative to their originally-associated video clips, which have now been shifted to the right by :30. Hence, the fonted names no longer match the people on the video.
One solution is to manually move each element to the right by :30.
Question 1. Is there a way to save edit time by simultaneously highlighting several elements along the timeline at once (text, overlays, etc) so that a drag or cut-paste action will apply to the several highlighted elements in the same action?
Question 2. Is there a way to pin multiple elements on the text, overlay or music layers to elements on the video layer such that movement and rearrangement of a video clip will carry its associated elements with it?
I am aware that a workaround is to finish the project to its own video and then open THAT video as a new project, split the clip and make the insertion, but I hope that this functionality exists in the 'build' stage of a video project rather than the 'repair' stage.
Thank you very much for your help,