Use these settings to help you navigate and perform tasks on the timeline. You can also right-click anywhere on the timeline to display a contextual menu of relevant operations for the type of element selected.
The “playhead” for playing the clip. The frame directly beneath the positioner is displayed in the Player or is the current location for an edit such as a dissolve or cut.
A horizontal line on the positioner indicating the current track.
Click to move back one page in the timeline window.
Horizontal scroll bar
To pan, drag left or right. To zoom the timeline, drag up or down.
Click to move forward one page in the timeline window.
Current Timecode field
Displays the timecode of the current position. Editable.
Click to expand track height.
Click to decrease track height.
Vertical scroll bar
To pan, drag up or down. To zoom the timeline, drag left or right.
Timeline Search button
Click to open the Find and Select in Timeline window to search the timeline using many different criteria.
Timeline Layout combo box
Select an option to display the timeline.
Reset the view of the timeline.
Reset the height of the tracks in the timeline.
Fit to Width
Reset the horizontal scale of the timeline.
Centre the timeline on the selected element.
Rendering combo box
Select an option to render timeline effects. You can edit effects after rendering.
Render the selected elements. This is the default option.
Force a render on a timeline effect that needs to be refreshed. Use this to force a render on a locked element, or when Flame Premium fails to recognize that a processed clip is no longer valid. For example, if you change a track in a complex vertical edit, you may need to force a render to update all the tracks in the stack.
Render proxies only, not the corresponding high-resolution images. An amber outline appears on the timeline segment to indicate the state of the rendering.
Force the rendering of a proxy on a timeline effect that needs to be refreshed.
NoteIf Burn is present, additional options are available.
Depending on how a clip is rendered, you can see a visual representation on the render bar at the top of the clip on the timeline:
Proxy partially rendered.
Sent to Burn.
Timeline View Mode box
Select a viewing mode for working in the timeline.
Video and audio tracks in a timeline format with a positioner at the location of the current frame.
Only the current frame of each edit sequence. The edit sequence appears in the form of a stack. Shuttle through the sequence by dragging the cursor across the bottom of the frame.
The first and last frames of each clip. Shuttle through the sequence by dragging the cursor across the bottom of any frame.
Only the first frame of each clip in the edit sequence. Shuttle through the sequence by dragging the cursor across the bottom of any frame.
Every frame in the edit sequence is displayed. Although you cannot edit in this mode, it is useful for viewing your entire edit.
A schematic or list representation of the majority of operations performed on a clip or timeline element.
A list of objects and information about these objects that make up the timeline.
TipIn Collapsed or Storyboard view, you can drag sequences to reorder them. If you switch back to Timeline view, the new order of sequences is maintained.
Timeline Task menu
Select a task to perform on the timeline. Some of the options have sub-menus with more options.
Add new tracks or versions to the timeline.
Perform various element or timeline editing operations.
Rename the selected timeline element.
Rename the selected track.
Break the link between an element's metadata and media or high-resolution media.
Select all elements in the timeline.
Deselect all elements in the timeline.
Work with containers on the timeline.
Create an edit sync group for selected timeline elements.
Navigate to various areas of the sequence.
Work with In and Out, Cue, or Segment marks.
Work with stereo tracks on the timeline.
Add a cut to the selected element at the positioner location.
Cut All Tracks
Add a cut to all tracks at the positioner location.
Merge timeline tracks into a single track.
Copy timeline effects between clips.
Remove the selected element from the edit sequence, and leave a gap in its place.
Remove the selected element from the edit sequence, and close the gap.
Remove a gap and collapse the elements to fill the gap.
Manage your timeline to simplify or save space.
Manage render options for the timeline.
Timeline Options menu
Select an option for working on the timeline.
There are a number of audio options in this menu:
Enable scrubbing audio while dragging the positioner.
Show Gain Animation
Display the animatable Segment Gain level.
Show Waveforms With Effects
Display waveforms after an effect is applied to an audio segment.
Show Waveforms Without Effects
Display waveforms before an effect is applied to an audio segment.
Not display waveforms.
Increase Waveform Range
Zoom in on the waveform.
Decrease Waveform Range
Zoom out on the waveform.
Use the Rectangle Selection options to select how timeline elements are included in a selection when drawing a bounding box around them.
All elements that are partially or entirely included in the bounding box.
Only the portions of the elements that fall within the bounding box. Audio is selected on a sub-frame basis if Sub-frame Positioner is selected in the Timeline section of the Preferences menu.
Only the portions of the elements that fall within the bounding box. Audio is selected on a frame basis even if Sub-frame Positioner is selected in the Timeline section of the Preferences menu.
Only elements that are fully in the bounding box.
Enable one or both snap options to include in the timeline snap criteria:
Snap To Positioner on Gestural Insert
Snap Includes Marks
Enable Focus on Trim if you want the timeline positioner to snap to the transition while trimming, allowing you to view frames in the player.