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Kristian Whitlock
Timeline Navigation - Duration & Cursor Position
on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:02:16 am

Another suggestion for the Autodesk Devs...

1) Create In+Out around selected clip (Shift+/)
2) Select (S) to go to Out Point.
3) Cursor sits at last frame of clip rather than Out Point

It would make more sense for the cursor to sit on the Out Point rather than last frame of clip, which isn't the actual out point.

Anybody else find this a problem?

Thanks, Kristian

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Grant Kay
Re: Timeline Navigation - Duration & Cursor Position
on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:17:30 pm

Hi Kristian,

You can already do this.

It just depends what keyboard shortcut you use.

Press S to go to the last frame before the end of the cut
Press CONTROL S to go to the actual cut point.

(Smoke Classic shortcuts)

There has been a debate with editors and ourselves as to which one is better however no agreement has been reached. So we have given people both options.

Hope this helps!


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Kristian Whitlock
Re: Timeline Navigation - Duration & Cursor Position
on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:00:11 am

Hi Grant

Thanks very much!

I was a long-time DS user and got used to 'go to out' sitting on the frame rather than one back. It will definitely be CTRL+S from now on!

Cheers, Kristian

Kristian Whitlock
Online Editor - Smoke 2013 | Avid DS | FCP-X

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Jean-Marc Laurin
Re: Timeline Navigation - Duration & Cursor Position
on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:38:49 pm

Does anyone know if there is there any way to default to the time-tested, go-to-actual-frame-i-asked-to-go-to mode ? The CONTROL-s seems to be doing nothing. Mind you, I have never used the factory settings and have always reprogrammed them for maximum efficiency. I have been editing for over 20 years and have never heard of a debate of whether the frame i am asking for should be after the one actually displayed. Goto frame means goto frame. It was like this back in the days of tape editing except 3/4 inch which couldn't technically fall on the right frame except once out of two times because of color framing issues.

Good thing progress is going in the right direction eh ?

But pet peeves aside, does anyone know the answer ? I wish my NEW smoke would behave like my OLD smoke.

Thanks for any help in this direction.

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