Apply animation to a single property (e.g. position, or opacity)

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Allow the user to apply an animation to just the position of a video, or just the opacity of a video, etc.

Often, I want to adjust the overall position of a video and have later animations that were intended to affect the opacity, but the later animations also lock in the position; so, if I adjust the position of a video, then that adjustment does not hold when later animations pass by. Then, I have to trudge through all the animations, adjusting the position at each animation point.
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amagmoney

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Leif, Employee

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You've just discovered the use of global edit mode.  Before editing the position of the video, click on editing mode icon near the top left of the properties panel.  The icon will change to a red color as well as all the text values so that it is obvious you are in global edit mode.  Now any change to a parameter will propagate through all of the other animations on the media clip. I usually turn it off when I am done with it so I don't accidentally make unintended changes later on since the mode stays active until you turn it off, and if the property panel is hidden, you may not remember that you are in this mode.
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Leif, Employee

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Another way to tell you are in global edit mode is that all of your animations on the clip look active, that is the right point of the animations is red on all animations.  When in normal animation editing mode, only the animation that will be affected has a red point, and that changes as you move your playhead.   It is a little more subtle though, so I tend to turn off global edit mode once I am finished with my edit.  This is because I often make my edits on the canvas, so don't notice what is going on on the timeline until I've made my changes.  Then I have to undo them, turn off global edit mode, and redo them.  Global edit mode is super handy when you need it though, so it's good you know about it now.