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raju bhai
label timeline?
on May 16, 2020 at 10:39:21 pm


I've ben making a music video with FCP7. Wondering if there's a way to add label marker sections to the timeline. i know how to add markers, but i want to add color coded sectioning above timeline with text saying things like"stanza", "chorus", "verse" etc. this way it's easier for me to move around the timeline, and go straight to a particular section.
again, I know how to add markers and label them. i just don't know how to create marked sections.

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Nick Meyers
Re: label timeline?
on May 17, 2020 at 5:36:52 am

hi raju,

2 ways to do what you want:

one IS with markers.
you can extend makes so they have a duration
ad a marker, go to hewer you wan to extend it to, hit option `
(the ` key under the escape key does lots of marker things - look them up in the marker menu)

just a head up that i have experience extreme slow-down of FCP, when using extended markers in the timeline AND zooming in.
so, ok when you;re out wide, but when you zoom right in the timeline gets really slow with extend markers.

one way to deal with that is to turn marker visibility off in the Project Properties (edit menu)
this can be a drag, especially as you;l have different coloured markers.

or maybe you'd prefer suggestion two:
add some text over the whole song, blade it up and name / colour the different sections
colour clips in modify menu > label.
you'll see the keyboard shortcuts in there, and it pays to use them.
LOCK that track course :
and turn it's visibility off.


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