Timeline Editing

Use the timeline to assemble and edit your video.

Make a Selection

Select part of the timeline

Click and drag the playhead's green In or red Out points to make the selection.

The selected area is highlighted in blue.

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Drag the Zoom slider to get a better view of the timeline, if necessary.
ZoomSlider.png

Select media on timeline

Click to select media.

Select multiple media on timeline

Click and drag the cursor on the timeline to select the desired media.

-Or-

Press Shift and click on multiple media to select.

Select All Media

Deselect All Media

Windows:

Ctrl+ A

Ctrl+D

 

Mac:

Cmd+A

Cmd+D

Remove Unwanted Parts

Delete a selection

 

Delete media

When using Delete, a gap is left between any clips on the timeline.

 

To Delete a Timeline Selection

  1. Lock tracks on timeline that contain media you do not want to delete.
  2. Drag the in or out points to make the selection. Drag the Zoom slider to get a better view of the timeline, if necessary. The selected area is highlighted in blue.
  3. Press Delete on the keyboard.

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Select a media on the timeline and press Delete.

Cut a selection

 

Cut a media

A cut removes a selection from the timeline and puts it on the clipboard.

  • When using the Cut tool, no gap is left on the timeline and remaining media is stitched together.
  • If desired, paste the elsewhere onto the timeline.
  • You can cut a single clip or across multiple clips.

 

To Cut Media

  1. Lock tracks on timeline that contain media you do not want to cut.
  2. Drag the in or out points to make the selection. Drag the Zoom slider to get a better view of the timeline, if necessary. The selected area is highlighted in blue.
  3. Click the Cut button CutIcon.png. The selection is cut and media on timeline shifts and is stitched together.
  4. To paste the selection elsewhere on the timeline, move the playhead to a new location and click the Paste button PasteIcon.png.

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Select media on the timeline and click the Cut button CutIcon.png.

Mark-in or mark-out a clip

Remove time from the beginning or end of a clip. The mark-in/mark-out option hides a portion of the clip instead of cutting it.

  1. Click to select a clip on the timeline.
  2. Hover the cursor over the beginning or end of the clip.
  3. Drag the end of the clip in or out.
    MarkInOut.png

 

Common Editing Tasks

Split media

Divide one clip into two clips.

  • You can move and edit each clip separately.
  • Split clips to insert transitions, title slides, or graphics between scenes.

 

To Make a Split

  1. Position the playhead on the timeline where the split will occur.
  2. Click to select media to be split. To select multiple pieces of media, Ctrl+click (Windows) or Cmd+click (Mac) to select the media.
  3. Click Split SplitIcon.png or press S on the keyboard. The clip splits into two separate clips.

Extend the frame of a video clip

Extend the duration of a video clip by creating an image of one frame and inserting it on the timeline.

  • Use this option to extend the video frame to match the length of the audio or voice narration.
  • Press and hold the Shift key while dragging to move all other media on the same track.

 

To Extend a Frame of a Video Clip

  1. Position the playhead on the frame to extend.
  2. Click to select the clip on the timeline.
  3. Right-click the clip and select Extend Frame or press Shift+E on the keyboard. The Extend Frame dialog appears.
  4. Enter the desired duration of the extended frame.
  5. Click OK.

You can also extend the frame by holding the Alt key while dragging the end of a clip.

Group media on the timeline

Media on the timeline can be grouped together to:

  • Help keep the timeline organized
  • Resize all the media on the canvas at one time retaining the proper aspect ratio
  • Move media together on the timeline or on the canvas
  • Copy and paste frequently used sequences
  • Save frequently used sequences in the Library (Windows only) for use from project to project

 

Group Characteristics

  • Tracks within a group cannot be locked.
  • Groups can contain an unlimited number of media or tracks.
  • Groups can be added to other groups.
  • Drag media in or out of a group.

 

To Create a Group

  1. Select all the media on the timeline to go into the group.
  2. Right-click the selection and select Group. The media is moved into the group.
    • Double-click the group title to rename it.
    • Click the plus/minus icon to open or close a group
    • Right-click a group and choose Ungroup. Media from the group retains its original position on the timeline.
Timeline toolbar

Access to basic editing tools such as undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, and split.

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Stitch media
  • When media is Cut, it is automatically stitched back together.
  • When media is Deleted, it is NOT stitched and a gap is left on the timeline.
  • Only sections of media created from one original clip can be stitched together.
  • Media must be next to each other to be stitched.

 

To stitch two media together, right click where the media are touching and choose Stitch Media.

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To separate media, right click on the stitch and choose Unstitch.

Save a video frame as an image

Save the current frame (seen on the canvas) as an image file (BMP, GIF, JPG, or PNG).

  1. Position the playhead on the timeline. Refer to the canvas to ensure the correct frame is selected.
  2. Select Share > Export frame as.
  3. The Export Frame As dialog appears. Enter a file name and select a file location.
  4. Select a file format from the Save as type field.
  5. Click Save.

 

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