Overview of the Drag-to-Timeline Editing Process

Drag-to-Timeline editing is as simple as dragging a clip from the Browser or Viewer and placing it where you want in the Timeline. Sequence In and Out points, as well as Source and Destination controls, are generally disregarded when you drag clips to your sequence, making it faster and easier to place clips where you want in the Timeline.

Note: There are some situations in which Source and Destination controls affect which clip items are dragged to the Timeline. See Exceptions to Normal Use of Source and Destination Controls for details.

Drag-to-Timeline editing is most useful during the early rough editing phase, when you are adding clips more freely to the Timeline. However, once you have an established structure to your sequence, dragging clips to the Timeline may lack the precision you need to fine-tune your edits.

In drag-to-Timeline editing, only two steps are involved.

  1. Stage 1: Set clip In and Out points in the Viewer

    Here you specify which part of a clip you want to place in your sequence. You do this by opening the clip in the Viewer and setting the In and Out points (where the clip should start and end when placed in a sequence).

    If you want to place a whole clip or group of clips in the Timeline, you can skip this step. For information on arranging a group of clips, see Preparing a Sequence Order in the Browser.

  2. Stage 2: Drag the clip to the Timeline

    Drag one or more clips from the Browser or the Viewer to the Timeline.