Select (viewer)


viewer select tool

The Select tool is a multi-purpose tool, used for selecting and transforming layers and clips.

The term layer is used during the rest of this chapter, but all transform features can be used on Editor sequence clips as well.

Selecting

You can select single or multiple layers with the Select tool. Selected layers are highlighted in blue.

Simply click a layer to select it. Selecting a different layer will deselect the first one.
Holding Ctrl while selecting layers enables you to select multiple layers.
Holding Shift selects all the layers between your previously and currently selected layers.
You can also drag a selection box around multiple layers to select them all.

If there are lots of layers in your project it may be difficult to select the correct one in the Viewer. In this case it is often easier to select the layer on the timeline before adjusting it in the Viewer.

Transforming

The Select tool is also used when transforming layers.

For more information see Transforming layers in 2D and Transforming layers in 3D.

RECAP The Select tool is the most commonly used editing tool, enabling you to select, move and trim clips.