Click to select non-top layer?

Is there a way to command/option/control click to cycle through selecting a layer (or lock the selection to a current layer) in the shot editor that isn't on top so I can move it?

I have an overlay layer with a Matte that cuts out two holes for two PIP boxes.  

When I want to fit the cameras into those boxes every time I click it grabs the top layer even if I'm clicking into the transparent part of the image where the camera is below it and already selected.  There are dedicated "handles" for both the scale and rotate options which don't change the selection to the top layer, but not for position.  Could the "x" in the middle of the circle be a position handle that will not trigger a reselction of the top layer but move the lower layer?  

Also, not having a slider for position is a seriously tedius way to move lower layers (enter position number guess, tab out, see if it was right, tab back.... lather, rinse, repeat... takes too long and means I can't move shots during a show).

Also, has the media library that used to be in the shot editor pop-up window gone away?  So I now have to crawl the drive structure over and over to find and reuse the same media?

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  • These are all good workflow feature request. 
    Keyboard shortcut to reorder Shot Layers
    Slider for Postion.
    LP can document that for you.

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  • TIA NOW said:
    Also, has the media library that used to be in the shot editor pop-up window gone away?  So I now have to crawl the drive structure over and over to find and reuse the same media?

     The Media Library that was in early version of Wirecast is gone.
    Currently you can duplicate shots if you need the media in a new shot. Of course if there's media in two different shots that you want to combine for a new shot, that's a bit trickier.

    Can you tell us a bit about your typical workflow in which a Media Library would help you rather than just copying shots?

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  • CraigS There are a couple of instances where not having the Media Library makes for a tedious process. 

    First, I have a .mov file that I use for overlaying cameras and graphics, so I add about 20 different matte's to it.  To get all 20 matte's loaded, I have to add all 20 PNG files into a playlist, then delete all 20 shots so that they all show up in the Matte drop down (which is another thing, why can't I just add a matte from my desktop without having to make a shot first).  A Media Library would allow me to load them all in at once and select them.

    Second, when I want to make a PiP shot with 15 different images that I want to be one of the boxes.  I used to be able to import all at once into the Media Library and then simply select them when I duplicate the shot.  Now I have to go through all the finder steps of the "Image File..." instead of simply clicking on the image in the Media Library. 

    And third is that there are about 10-20 images that I use to build shots with that were nice to load into the Library and never have to go searching for.

     

    Nothing major, but just removing a few clicks and add/delete(s) along the way.

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  • TIA NOW You could create a single shot with all the sources in it and duplicate that and delete what you don't want in the new shot. Of course that could be a bit tedious.

    LP will document the feature request and your workflow example for the developers to consider.

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