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Each sequence has a specific image size and number of frames per second, or frame rate. You can create as many sequences as you like in a project, but you will usually work with just one master sequence to create your video.
What you learned: Create a sequence
- To create a new sequence, click the New Item menu in the Project panel and choose Sequence from the drop-down menu. Choose a preset based on the camera you used to record your videos. Don’t worry if you choose the wrong setting; the first time you add a clip to the sequence, you can choose to adjust the settings to match the clip.
- You can also create a new sequence based on a clip’s properties by dragging the clip onto the New Item menu in the Project panel.
- You can check the sequence’s frame size and frame rate by viewing it in the Project panel using List view.
What you learned: Build your sequence
- Drag clips from the Project panel onto a track in the Timeline panel to begin building your sequence.
- You can also drag a clip displayed in the Source Monitor into the Timeline panel. If you added In and Out marks to a clip, only the selected portion of the clip will be added to your sequence.
- Use the Drag Video Only or Drag Audio Only icon at the bottom of the Source Monitor to drag only the video or audio into your sequence.
Some video editors prefer to add everything to a sequence and then remove the clips they don’t want, gradually reducing the content until only the best material remains.
What you learned: Remove clips
- To remove a clip and leave the space where it was, select the clip and press Backspace (Windows) or Delete (macOS).
- To remove a clip and automatically close the gap, select the clip and press Shift+Delete (Windows) or Shift+fn+Delete (macOS).
- Select multiple clips by clicking them while holding down the Shift key.
- Use the Track Select Forward tool to select every clip from where you click to the end of the sequence.
- Undo your changes by pressing Control+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (macOS).
After adding clips to your sequence, you’ll likely want to rearrange them as you develop your project.
What you learned: Move clips
- To change the order of clips in your sequence, drag a clip to a new position, leaving a gap and overwriting whatever is there when you drop it.
- Hold Control (Windows) or Command (macOS) while dragging a clip to insert the clip at its new location and push existing clips to the right.
- To select just the video or audio part of a linked clip, right-click the clip and choose Unlink.
- You can turn video and audio linking off or on for the whole sequence by clicking the Linked Selection button at the top left of the Timeline panel.
- Use the Razor tool to divide a clip into two pieces you can move separately.
What you learned: Adjust audio
- The Audio Clip Mixer panel allows you to change the volume of an audio clip. Choose Window > Audio Clip Mixer to display the panel.
- Position the Timeline playhead over the clip you want to change.
- Drag the Audio Clip Mixer fader up or down for the sequence track containing the clip. Audio level is usually described with 0dB (decibels) being the loudest, so –3dB is quieter than 0dB.
- Use the Mute and Solo buttons to selectively hear audio tracks. Mute makes a selected track silent. Solo plays only the selected track.
- Use the Pan control in the Audio Clip Mixer to direct the clip’s sound toward the left or right output in your sound mix.