Opening and Closing the Trim Edit Window

The Trim Edit window opens when you select edit points with certain tools. You can also open the Trim Edit window manually at any time.

To open the Trim Edit window
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Sequence > Trim Edit (or press Command-7).

    The playhead jumps to the closest edit point on the lowest-numbered track with Auto Select turned on. The Trim Edit window shows the clips surrounding this edit point. By default, both sides of the edit point are selected, so the Trim Edit window is set up to perform a roll edit.

  • Double-click an edit point in the Timeline with the Selection, Ripple, or Roll tool.

    Figure. Timeline window showing an edit point being selected by double-clicking.

    The Trim Edit window displays the clips surrounding the edit point. The selected tool and the part of the edit point you clicked determine the initial state of the green bars, which define the kind of edit you can perform. Press the U key to switch between the Ripple Outgoing, Roll, and Ripple Incoming trimming modes.

  • Click an edit point or drag around one or more edit points using the Edit Selection tool.

    Figure. Timeline window showing an edit point being selected using the Edit Selection tool.

The Trim Edit window displays the clip items adjacent to the edit points you selected. If you selected multiple edit points, the clip items located on the topmost video track are displayed. You can change this using the Track pop-up menu.

To close the Trim Edit window
Do one of the following:
  • Choose File > Close Window (or press Command-W).

  • Move the playhead in the Timeline or Canvas away from the edit point.

  • Click anywhere in the Timeline away from an edit point to deselect all edit points in the Timeline.