Dragging Clips to the Timeline

An easy way to edit clips into your sequence is to drag them from the Browser or Viewer to an open sequence in the Timeline.

To add part of a clip to a sequence
  1. Double-click a clip in the Browser to open it in the Viewer.

  2. Specify In and Out points for the clip.

    For more information, see Setting Clip In and Out Points in the Viewer.

  3. Drag the clip from the Viewer to your sequence in the Timeline.

To add an entire clip to a sequence
  1. Double-click a clip in the Browser to open it in the Viewer.

  2. Choose Mark > Clear In and Out (or press Option-X) to delete the clip’s In and Out points.

  3. Drag the clip from the Browser to your sequence in the Timeline.

If you’ve arranged clips in the Browser according to the order you want them to appear in your sequence (creating a storyboard), you can drag all of them to the Timeline to quickly create a rough edit. If you want, you can also specify In and Out points for each clip in your storyboard, and then drag them to your sequence.

To edit multiple clips into a sequence at the same time
  1. Select the group of clips you want to edit into your sequence by dragging a box around them in the Browser.

    Figure. Bin window showing clips being selected by dragging.

    For more information, see Preparing a Sequence Order in the Browser.

  2. Drag the group of clips directly into your sequence in the Timeline.

The clips appear in your sequence according to how they’re organized in the Browser.