Add Markers

Markers indicate points on the timeline or within media.


Use markers to:

  • Add an interactive table of contents to your video to create navigation points for your viewers. See Video Table of Contents.
  • Mark editing points such as mistakes during recording, sections to cut out, etc.

  • Set points to split a long video into multiple videos.
  • Automatically mark each slide on the timeline when recording a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.


Working with Markers

Markers stay in the same location even if you move, add, or delete media on the timeline.

To perform this task... Do this...

Add a marker while recording


Press Ctrl+M when recording.

Add marker in Editor

  1. Drag the playhead to the desired location on the timeline.
  2. Press Shift+M.

Add marker to media

  1. Press Ctrl+M to open the marker view.
  2. Click the plus icon on the media.

If you move or delete media, the media markers stay with the media.

Show / Hide marker view


Next marker


Previous marker


Timeline select to previous marker

Ctrl +Shift+[

Timeline select to next marker


Change marker name

If you include a table of contents when you produce a video, the marker names appear as the table of contents entries within the video.


Click to select marker > Enter new name in Properties > press Enter.


Right-click marker > Rename > Enter new name in Properties > press Enter.



Click to select marker and type name.

Turn a timeline marker into a media marker


Turn a media marker into a timeline marker

  1. Hover the cursor over the marker to change until the marker line turns blue.
  2. Click timeline or media to change the location of the marker.

Move the location of a marker

Click and drag the marker to the desired position.

Delete a marker

  1. Click to select a marker.
  2. Press Delete.

Delete all markers

Choose Modify > Markers > Remove all Markers.

Split media at the point of all markers


Choose Modify > Markers > Split at All Markers.

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