Moving Markers

You can move a marker by dragging it, by repositioning the playhead, or by entering a different starting timecode value. Using the playhead, you can only move a marker forward, not backward.

To move a marker by dragging it
  • In the Viewer, Canvas, or Timeline ruler, Command-drag the marker left or right to the new location.

To move a marker in a clip forward by repositioning the playhead
  1. In the Viewer or Timeline, move the playhead to the location where you want to move the marker.

  2. Choose Mark > Markers > Reposition, or press Shift–Grave Accent (`).

Final Cut Pro moves the marker that is immediately to the left of the playhead’s current position. Even if there are multiple markers, only the one immediately to the left of the playhead is moved.

To move a marker in a clip by entering a new timecode value
  1. In the Viewer, do one of the following:

    • Hold down the Command key and double-click the marker.

      This function is available in the Viewer, Canvas, and Timeline ruler only.

    • Move the playhead to the marker, then do one of the following:

      • Choose Mark > Markers > Edit.

      • Press M.

      • Click the Add Marker button.

    • Press Command-Option-M to edit the nearest marker to the left.

  2. In the Edit Marker dialog, enter a new start time in the Start field, then click OK.

    Figure. Edit Marker dialog showing the Start field.
To move a marker in a sequence by entering a new timecode value
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Hold down the Command key and double-click the marker.

      This function is available in the Viewer, Canvas, and Timeline ruler only.

    • In the Timeline or Canvas, move the playhead to the marker and do one of the following:

      • Choose Mark > Markers > Edit.

      • Press M.

      • Click the Add Marker button.

  2. In the Edit Marker dialog, enter a new start time in the Start field, then click OK.