A Timeline panel contains several controls
for moving through the frames of a sequence.
Measures sequence time horizontally. Tick marks and numbers indicating
the sequence time are displayed along the ruler and change according to
the level of detail at which you view the sequence. By default these
tick marks and numbers are based on the timecode display style specified
in the Display Format field of the New Sequence dialog box (although
you may toggle to a counting method based on audio samples). Time
ruler numbers are off by default. Enable timecode numbers by selecting
Time Ruler Numbers in the Timeline panel menu. The time ruler also
displays icons for markers and the sequence In and Out points.
(Formerly called the Current-Time Indicator or CTI.). Indicates
the current frame displayed in the Program Monitor. The current
frame displays in the Program Monitor. The playhead is an orange
triangle in the ruler. A vertical line extends from the playhead
to the bottom of the time ruler. You can change the current time
by dragging the playhead.
Current time display
Shows the timecode for the current frame in a Timeline panel.
To move to a different time, click in the time display and enter
a new time, or place the pointer over the display and drag left
or right. You can change the display between timecode and the simple
frame count by Ctrl-clicking (Windows) or command-clicking (Mac
OS) the current time in either a monitor or a Timeline panel.
Zoom scroll bar
Located at the bottom of the Timeline panel, this bar corresponds
with the visible area of the time ruler in the Timeline. The Source
Monitor, and Program Monitor also have zoom scroll bars. You can
drag the handles to change the width of the bar and change the scale
of the time ruler. Expanding the bar to its maximum width reveals
the entire duration of the time ruler. Contracting the bar zooms
in for a more detailed view of the ruler. Expanding and contracting
the bar is centered on the playhead. By positioning the mouse over the
bar, you can scroll the mouse wheel to expand and contract the bar.
You can also scroll the mouse wheel in the areas outside of the
bars for the same expanding and contracting behavior. By dragging
the center of the bar, you can scroll the visible part of a time
ruler without changing its scale. When you drag bar, you are not
moving the playhead, however, you can move the bar and then click
in the time ruler to move the playhead to the same area as the bar.
Gestures for Mac OS are supported for the zoom scroll bar.
Work area bar
Specifies the area of the sequence that you want to render previews,
or to define a region you plan to export. The work area bar is located
in the lower portion of the time ruler. You can drag the edges of
the work area bar, or use keyboard shortcuts to set the work area
in a sequence. For details, see Define the work area for rendering.
work area bar is not visible by default. To return the work area
bar to the Timeline, enable it from the panel menu by selecting
Work Area Bar. When the work area bar is enabled, commands for Render
Effects in Work Area, and Render Entire Work Area are available
in the Sequence menu. You can now use In and Out points for most
things the Work Area does, so you can keep it hidden and use In and
Out points for rendering an area of the Timeline, or for marking
an area to export for encoding.
Change the scale of the time ruler to increase or decrease
the number of frames visible within the current viewing area. The
zoom controls are located at the bottom left of a Timeline panel.
Source track indicator
Represents a video or audio track of the clip in the Source
Monitor. Place into the head of the Timeline track where you want
to insert or overwrite the source clip track.
In this Premiere Pro tutorial in the
Creative Cow web site, Richard Harrington gives some quick tips
on how to navigate the timeline quickly while controlling your video
clips like a pro.