Timeline Basics

The timeline displays the sequence of all media in a video. Use the timeline to assemble a video. To add content to a video, drag media from the Media Bin or Library onto the timeline.

 

Everything that appears at one point in time vertically appears at the The video, audio, or assets on each track appear in the video. The playhead represents a point of time in the video. 

Timeline Tracks

Add a Track

An unlimited number of tracks can be added to the timeline.

Click Plus.png to add a track to the timeline.

Or, drag and drop media from the Media Bin or Library onto the "blank" area on the timeline to create a new track.

Scroll through Tracks

If there are several tracks on the timeline, use the scroll bar on the right side of the timeline to view unseen tracks.
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Rename a Track Double-click the track name and type.
Change Track Size

To resize all tracks, drag the track slider.
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To resize only one track, drag the border between tracks up or down.
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Lock / Unlock Track

Lock a track to prevent editing or other changes to the media on that track.

Lock a Track
Click the lock icon Lock_Track.png to the left of the track. 

The icon turns white and the track dims with a lined effect to indicate the track is locked.
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Unlock a Track
Click the white lock icon to the left of the track. The icon turns gray and the track brightens to indicate the track in unlocked.

 

About Locked Tracks

  • Media on a locked track appears on the canvas, preview, and the final, produced video.
  • Media on locked tracks is included in the video during the production process.
  • Tracks in a group cannot be locked.
  • Media on a locked track cannot be cut, copied, deleted, pasted, or modified in any way.

Turn Off / Turn On Track

Turn a track off to prevent media from appearing in the canvas, preview, or the final produced video.

Turn a Track Off
Click the eye icon TurnOffIcon.png to the left of the track. 

The icon turns white and the track dims to indicate the track is off.
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Turn a Track On
Click the white eye icon to the left of the track.

The icon turns gray and the track brightens to indicate the track in on.

 

About Turned Off Tracks

  • Media on turned off tracks is not included in the video during the production process.
  • Turn off a track to sample various audio clips. For example, to hear only the background music on a track without the voice-over track, turn off the voice-over track.
  • Media on a turned off track cannot be cut, copied, deleted, pasted, etc.

Show / Hide Quiz or Marker View

When a quiz or marker is added to the timeline, the quiz or marker view automatically opens.

Click the Quiz/Marker dropdown menu QMIcon.png and select which tracks to turn on or off.
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Tracks inside a Group
  • Each piece of media in a group has its own separate track.
  • There can be an unlimited number of tracks in a group. Edit the media on a group track as you would on a timeline track.
  • There is no need to ungroup to edit media in a group.
Remove Empty Tracks Right-click on a track and select Remove all empty tracks.
Track Options

Right-click on the track name to view track options available in the context menu.
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