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hold position key


jill67

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I played around with it and agree with Steve, that it brings you to the default position (which you can change), basically providing a little faster way of accessing text effects to modify. Since Videowave takes you to the beginning of a text effect when you click on it, it may or may not be visible depending on what motion effects are applied. The Hold Position button's function seems to be to quickly bring you to a "Hold Position" where you can modify the effect. Seems to work the same way for overlays that have motion effects applied.

 

When you add motion effects like Fly in/out to a text effect, often the beginning and end of the text isn't viewable, so you have to scroll to where it is readable. In Storyline mode, you can click on the clip and then on the little "View Settings to Modify the Selected Items" button next to the Delete button, choose Text Effect, and then choose which text effect you want to modify in the Object Selector dialog box (or right click the clip > Edit > Text Effects). If you have a Fly motion applied to the text effect, it may not show up on the screen for you to modify, but if you click Hold Position, the text will show up instantly.

 

Seems like it might be more helpful in Storyline view but also works in Timeline view. I guess if the computer lags a little when scrolling, instead you can just click on the text effect or overlay then click the Hold Position button for instant editing access.

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