The playhead displays a frame in the Monitor at any given position on the Timeline.
To view more than one frame at a time, create additional playheads. Multiple playheads are useful for comparing different parts of the same shot or scene. For more information, see Compare frames with multiple playheads.
Add tracks to the Timeline to generate layers for grading, add audio to the project, or to adjust the framing with pan and scan.
Blue track. To add footage to the timeline, see Select a clip.
Red track. To add a grading track, see Create a grading track.
Solid green track. To add an audio track, open the Desktop, locate the audio file (wav or aiff file), and drag it on the Timeline. Repeat this procedure with additional audio files.
To change values for sound output, such as the mixing frequency, select Settings > Sound. The Settings menu is on the upper-right corner of the SpeedGrade workspace.
Pan & scan
Transparent green track. To add a pan & scan track, see Create a pan and scan track.
Drag, lock, and eye icons
- To show or hide the track, click the Eye icon.
- To lock or unlock the track, click the Lock icon.
- To delete the track, click the Drag icon and drag the track off the Timeline.
Play a part of the Timeline
Specify the part of the Timeline to play by repositioning in- and out-points. The two points are located above the tracks, at either end of the clip or playlist.
In- and out-points in SpeedGrade are not used to edit clips as in Adobe Premiere Pro. They're used to control playback.
Do any of the following to reposition the in- and out-points:
- Drag the in- and out-points along the Timeline.
- Hold Shift to drag both points together.
- Control-click the in- or out-point to reset it to its default position.
- Double-click a clip to set the points to the start and end of the clip. Double-click again to set the points to the start and end of the Timeline.
You can also double-click the in- or out-point icon and specify a frame number for it.
Navigate along the Timeline
If you have multiple clips or tracks on your Timeline, you can navigate from clip to clip or from track to track. Moving from one track to another changes the selected SpeedGrade panel. For example, moving to a grading track opens the Look panel. Moving to a pan and scan track opens the Pan & Scan panel.
|Go the next clip||Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow||Cmd+Shift+Right Arrow|
|Go to previous clip||Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow||Cmd+Shift+Left Arrow|
|Go to track above||Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow||Cmd+Shift+Up Arrow|
|Go to track below||Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow||Cmd+Shift+Down Arrow|
Zoom the Timeline
- Select the Master Timeline view from the view menu on the upper-left side of the Timeline.
- Press Ctrl+Scrollwheel.
Zooming works only in the Master or Playhead view of the Timeline. See Change the Timeline view.
Change the Timeline view
Keeps the Timeline centered on the Master playhead. On the Timeline, the playhead controller with the orange number box is the Master playhead.
Keeps the Timeline centered on the numbered playhead. The number on the playhead controller identifies the playhead.