Insert and Overwrite edits are two different ways to add a clip to the Timeline from the Display Monitor. To get started, you must first select the clip that you want to add to the Timeline from the Media Library to open it within the Display Monitor.
Note: Users can only select in and out points on the Timeline. However, Users cannot select in and out points within the Display Monitor at this time.
Keyboard Shortcut: [v] Insert Edit
An Insert Edit places the selected portion of a clip that is within the Display Monitor (marked with in and out points) onto the Timeline and pushes all of the clips downstream on the Timeline to the right to make room for the new clip inserted. No clips will be overwritten, deleted, or removed from the Timeline with this edit.
The new clip will Insert either:
At the position of the playhead.
Starting at the in point marked on the Timeline.
Note: An in point has priority over the playhead.
Keyboard Shortcut: [b] Overwrite Edit
An Overwrite Edit places the selected portion of a clip that is within the Display Monitor (marked with in and out points) onto the Timeline and replaces (overwrites) a portion of the sequence with the new clip. The amount that is overwritten on the Timeline will depend on the length of the clip selected in the Display Monitor.
The new clip will Overwrite in the Timeline either:
From the position of the playhead.
Between the in point and out point marked in the Timeline.
Note: The in point and out point has priority over the playhead.
Three-point editing is a method used to add a clip from the display monitor into the Timeline. This is done by setting three points out of the possible four edit points:
In Point on the Timeline
In Point of the Source Clip on the Display Monitor
Out Point on the Timeline
Out Point of the Source Clip on the Display Monitor
If placing two points on the Timeline, the source clip in the Display Monitor will fit into the selection on the Timeline. The third point indicates either the in or out point for the source clip on the Display Monitor. Timeline markers always have the highest priority.
If all four points are highlighted, the system will ask you which one you'd like to ignore. The default is to ignore the out point of the source clip, as it is the lowest priority.