Re-position a video that contains splits

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I have a project that contains a single video that spans the whole timeline.  I've split it into many pieces.  Now, I want to re-position it in the frame.  However, I don't see a way to do that for the whole video, but it appears that I'll need to do the re-positioning for every piece.  Is there a way?  I'm using 8.5.2.  Thanks.
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If it's all the same piece of video, try selecting all of it and right-clicking. You should see an option for "Stitching". See if that works.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks Rick, that worked.  However, after positioning the video where I want it, I want to unstitch the pieces, but that context menu item is disabled.
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Hmmm, in that case I might suggest that you add the stitched video to the library. Then see if you can "undo"?

You could then use the library as a guide as to where to move the segments? Not sure.

Hopefully some other individual brighter than me will have a better suggestion.

Cheers... Rick :)
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In Cam8.6 I have un-stitched by right-clicking at each of the stitch points in order to re-split the component clips.  Prior to this, in order to move several trimmed pieces at a time I used to group them together (Ctrl-G or right-click and select Group).  If you're doing a lot of stitch/unstitch work, I recommend using the "Group" approach.
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Just noticed that you're writing about re-positioning video in the frame -- not moving clips around on the timeline.  My prior comment is about moving things on the timeline.
If you're talking about moving the image itself, that's different; you can highlight all instances of that video source, and resize/reposition using Visual Properties -- that will affect every highlighted instance of the video.