You can easily navigate through a clip’s edit sequence directly on the Desktop. You can navigate between cuts and transitions on all layers and tracks. You can also navigate between tracks and layers and change the clip’s focus.
When you navigate between tracks, the track you navigate to becomes the Primary video track. You do not have to manually change the Primary track of the clip’s timeline in the Player to see the results of the new track.
When you navigate between layers and tracks, only the video tracks and video layers cycle unless you are in the Player timeline. In the Player timeline, navigating between layers and tracks also cycles the audio tracks.
To retain the same video clip length regardless of focus as you navigate, black frames are added to make each layer the same length as the video clip duration. Video on the next layer down is always seen through a gap.
(a) Previous Clip Player control (b) Next Clip Player control
|To go to:||Press:|
|The next cut or transition on the current layer||Alt+Next Clip Player control|
|The previous cut or transition on the current layer||Alt+Previous Clip Player control|
|The next cut or transition on any layer or track for the duration of the current track||Shift+Alt+Next Clip Player control|
|The previous cut or transition on any layer or track for the duration of the current track||Shift+Alt+Previous Clip Player control|
|The next layer or track down in the vertical edit||down arrow|
|The next layer or track up in the vertical edit||up arrow|
|The next video track down||Ctrl+Alt+down arrow|
|The next video track up||Ctrl+Alt+up arrow|
As you navigate between layers and tracks, information on the Desktop clip updates to reflect which track and layer you are on. In the following example, there are two video tracks. The focus is on the topmost layer—L2— of track V2.
(a) Total number of video tracks (b) Focus is on track V2 (c) Focus of track V2 is on topmost layer, L2
In the next example, the focus is on the next layer down, L1, of the same track. When the focus is not on the topmost layer, the clip information reflects the total number of layers in addition to the focus layer.
(a) Focus layer (b) Total number of layers on track V2
(a) Stereo track (b) Left eye layer
(a) Right eye layer