UI Question: How to select marker when it coexists with a region

D.Anne wrote on 10/24/2018, 11:25 PM

On my timeline I have a marker at the same point as a region start. When trying to select the marker, I always get the region selected instead. Is there a simple way to alter my selection or force it to select the marker over the region? Sorry tried several searches of the forum and the help page without success.


john_dennis wrote on 10/25/2018, 1:45 AM

I'm damned if I can remember or find a key sequence to expose markers over regions.


Zoom in to the Region/Marker location. Slide the Region tab one frame to the right. The marker will be exposed. Drag the marker one frame to the left. Put the region tab back into its original position. Move the marker anywhere you want.

You could also select View/Window/Edit Details/Markers and type a new location for the problem marker.

D.Anne wrote on 10/27/2018, 12:48 AM

Thanks John, that of course is what I call a brute force method. The marker is not a problem marker, it is where I want it. For a music shoot I use markers to tag and to 'name' the individual songs. When putting together a video I use regions for selecting individual clips. At one point I have the marker and the region in sync but I want to access the marker 'name' and copy to the region name. I suppose it is just a limitation of the UI. Word and CAD programs frequently have objects and markers stacked over each other and they normally have a way to cycle through the selections to get the object you desire. Usually a control key or tab key to cycle through possible objects under the pointer.

john_dennis wrote on 10/27/2018, 1:28 AM

If your goal is to transfer data from markers to regions, that can be done in the Edit Details panels for markers and regions. The panels look and work like a spread sheet to some extent. You can copy from one Name field to the other. You don't even need the timeline for that kind of work.

I will admit that when preparing regions or CD tracks I have deleted the markers as I progressed down the timeline. Double-click between two markers. Delete the markers while the selection is still active and strike the R or N key. I started doing it that way with CD Architect. Maybe, if I hadn't been so effective at avoiding pain, I would have learned the key stroke (if it exists) for promoting markers over regions.