Timeline

A black horizontal line separates video and audio tracks

Toolbar

A quick overview of the toolbar:

Timeline_Toolbar
Button Action

active

Press the "Active" button to activate the Sequence. This will lock the Sequence for other users and enable the editing functions of Timeline. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Enter.

save_button

Press the "Save" button to save all the changes made to the Sequence. All saved modifications are visible only for the current user. To enable the saved modifications for other users, release this Sequence via the "Active" button. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+S.

copy-paste_buttons

Select an object on Timeline, press the "Copy" button to copy it and press "Paste" to insert the object to the position of the Timeline slider.

delete_button

To remove an object, select it and press the "Delete" button.

Snap-to-edge_button

Select "Snap to Edge" for easier positioning of objects, so that they automatically align with other Timeline objects. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+E.

rubber-band_button

To enable the rubber band on audio and video objects, press the "Rubber band" button. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+B.

Add_mix_button

Position the Timeline slider near the edit and press the "Add a mix" button to place a mix. The keyboard shortcut is kbd:[\].

Remove_effect_button

Position the Timeline slider over the mix you want to remove and press the "Remove an effect" button. The keyboard shortcut is kbd:[Ctrl+\].

Effects_button

The "Edit effects…" command opens the FX Manager window. It is enabled only when a video track is selected.

add-edit_button

The "Add an edit" command allows you to cut a clip at the current time slider position. You can also use the P shortcut to add a new edit. If the clip has linked audio, it will be cut too.

Extract_button

To remove a segment and close the gap, mark the segment with the In and Out points in Sequence Viewer and press the "Extract" button.

Lift_button

To remove a segment and leave the gap, mark the segment with the In and Out points in Sequence Viewer and press the "Lift" button.

Marker_button

Move the Timeline slider to the position you want to place the marker and press the "Add a marker" button. The keyboard shortcut is H.

Marker-remove_button

To remove a marker, place the Timeline slider over the marker and press the "Delete a marker" button. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+H.

Prev.event_button

The "Previous event" button is used to jump to the previous event – the beginning and the end of an object or a marker. The shortcut is A.

Next.event_button

The "Next event" button is used to jump to the next event – the beginning and the end of an object or a marker. The shortcut is S.

In-remove_button

This function will remove the existing In point.

In_button

This function will set the In point and this will be shown in the time bar of Timeline and in Sequence Viewer.

Out_button

This function will set the Out point and this will be shown in the time bar of Timeline and in Sequence Viewer.

Out-delete_button

This function will remove the existing Out point.

MRU_button

The MRU menu gives access to the previously opened Sequences. The keyboard shortcut is Alt+Insert.

menu

The Timeline menu gives access to features like "Consolidate", "Export", audio recorder and many more.

close

Close Timeline.

Track Selector

trackselector

While working with multiple tracks, you can use the track selector to assist in performing the following actions:

  • Select

  • Manipulate

  • Delete

  • Lock

  • Monitor

arrow_button

The arrow buttons at the top of each column allow you to reset the status of all the buttons in the column.

Keyframe Column

The "Keyframe" column is used to set different keyframes.

KF_Column

The black diamond represents opacity in video tracks. The red diamond represents audio volume in audio tracks and the blue diamond represents the pan/balance value also in audio tracks.

keyframe

The arrow button at the top of the "Keyframe" column sets and clears all the keyframes at the current time slider position.

Note
The rubber band line can be edited only when clip mode is enabled in Audio Mixer.
Important
Refer to the Working with Audio section for more information about working with keyframes.

Editing Area

TimelineEditingArea

The editing area displays the corresponding clips of the Sequence in the respective video and/or audio track.