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Colin Ryan
Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:38:10 pm

Working on a project, i must hace clicked on or pressed a key or something. I cant figure out how to get rid of this bar that sliced my timeline in two Top and bottom. What is this called and how do i toggle it on/off.

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let your fingers do the walking


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:40:09 pm

Precision editor.

Control-e should toggle it off.

Double clicking an edit point invokes it.


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Colin Ryan
Re: Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:49:48 pm

thanks, I've never seen or used precision edit. i always just used the trim tool by pressing T.

let your fingers do the walking


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 13, 2013 at 5:36:31 pm

It's a different way to trim. I don't really use it either.


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Bret Williams
Re: Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 13, 2013 at 5:52:10 pm

It's a silly pointless way to trim that came over from that iMovie app that they didn't steal a single line of code from. Oh, wait, wrong forum! Let me rephrase...

Yes, I refrain from it's use as well.


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Patrice Freymond
Re: Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 13, 2013 at 6:16:22 pm

Very handy when reviewing bits of interview that were pieced together and you wonder what people said before or after the bit that you cut in. Or anytime you want to see what the extra material is without changing your current edit. Saves umpteen number of match frames...

just my two cents

Patrice Freymond

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Always learning...


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Bret Williams
Re: Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 13, 2013 at 6:30:24 pm

It is good for that. Although a good trim editor like in legacy or avid does exactly that, but generally is more powerful. Agreed this serves the same purpose, but only with a 2 up window if you use the mouse. And we still lack any sort of dynamic trim unless I missed it.

Oh, and escape will also get you out of the precision editor.


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James Ewart
Re: Timeline - Not sure what i clicked on.
on Nov 16, 2013 at 12:05:36 pm

I'm the only person I know who used the similar Trim Edit in Legacy.

I quite like looking at edits that way sometimes.


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