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Why Can’t I Move Video From Track 1 to Track 2? DaVinci Resolve


Have you run into the issue of being unable to move your video from Track 1 in the Edit tab? A bunch of these little things just get in the way, but it’s really simple to solve.

By default, DaVinci Resolve has the position lock in place, so you cannot move your video across tracks in the timeline. Sometimes, there could be another reason for it being enabled, such as someone who used your software and pressed this by accident. Or even you could have pressed a keyboard shortcut that enabled this setting. Either way here’s how to solve it:

How to move video to a different track in DaVinci Resolve

Step 1 – Go to the ‘Edit’ tab

Go to your ‘Edit‘ tab at the bottom of the program.


Step 2 – Turn off the ‘Position Lock’

In the middle of your screen, you will see a bunch of tools. Make sure your ‘Position Lock‘ is turned off.

turn off position lock
timeline davinci

It’s super simple but just a pain when you can’t figure it out! I hope this helped you a bunch and solved some frustration. If you’re interested, please check out our other DaVinci Resolve tutorials. I’m sure they will come in really handy for you.

Will Sutton

Will Sutton

Will is a professional Camera Operator/Video Editor with over 17 years of experience). Now living between the Isle of Man & Brighton UK. Highly experienced in Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and After Effects + some other editing software. Founder of Teckers, Bounce Color, Stunt Camera Crew & more.

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