Opening a Clip in the Viewer

The Viewer is where you look at source clips from the Browser before editing them into a sequence. You can also open clips that are already in a sequence in order to adjust durations, In and Out points, and filter parameters. There are a variety of ways to open clips in the Viewer. You can choose the method that you find most convenient.

Tip: You can tell whether a clip in the Viewer has been opened from the Browser or from a sequence in the Timeline. Sprocket holes appear in the scrubber bar for clips opened from a sequence. You can also tell the origin of the clip from the name of the clip in the Viewer title bar.

To open a clip in the Viewer from the Browser
Do one of the following:
  • In the Browser, select the clip, then choose View > Clip.

  • In the Browser, Control-click the clip, then choose Open in Viewer from the shortcut menu.

  • In the Browser, double-click the clip.

  • Drag the clip from the Browser to the Viewer.

  • In the Browser, select the clip and press Return.

    Note: In the Browser, pressing Enter is different from pressing Return. Pressing Enter allows you to rename the clip.

  • In the Viewer, select a clip name from the Recent Clips pop-up menu in the lower-right area of the window.

To open a sequence clip in the Viewer from the Timeline or Canvas
Do one of the following:
  • In the Timeline, double-click the clip.

  • In the Timeline or Canvas, move the playhead over the clip, then press Return or Enter.

    The clip on the lowest-numbered track with Auto Select turned on is opened in the Viewer.

  • In the Timeline, select the clip and press Return or Enter.

  • Drag the clip from the Timeline to the Viewer.

Figure. Viewer window showing sprocket holes that indicate that the clip is a sequence clip.