Learning About the Viewer

The following is a quick summary of the Viewer controls. For a more detailed description of Viewer controls, see the sections starting with Tabs in the Viewer.

Controls in the Top Part of the Viewer

The top part of the Viewer has the following controls.

Figure. Viewer window showing available controls.
  • Tabs: There are five tabs that can be shown in the Viewer—Video, Audio, Filters, Motion, and Controls—each providing certain editing functions. For more details, see Tabs in the Viewer.
  • Timecode Duration field: This field shows the current duration between the clip In and Out points. You can change the duration here, which automatically adjusts the clip Out point.
  • Current Timecode field: This field displays the timecode of the frame at the current position of the playhead. You can enter timecode numbers here to navigate to a new position in the clip.
  • Image display area: This is the area of the Viewer where you can see the video from your sequence play back.
  • Scrubber bar: The scrubber bar represents the entire duration of a clip. You can click anywhere in the scrubber bar to automatically move the playhead to that location.
Controls in the Bottom part of the Viewer

The bottom part of the Viewer has the following controls.

Figure. Viewer window showing controls.
  • Jog and shuttle controls: You use the jog and shuttle controls to navigate within your clip, much like traditional VTR controls.
  • Marking controls: You use the marking controls to set edit points (In and Out points) and add markers and keyframes to your clips.
  • Playhead: The position of the playhead corresponds to the currently displayed frame. You can move the playhead to go to different parts of a clip.
  • Transport controls: You use these controls to play clips and move the playhead within clips and sequences.
  • In point and Out point: In and Out points allow you to define a specific portion of a clip to include in a sequence. A clip In point marks the first frame of a clip to be edited into a sequence. A clip Out point specifies the last frame of the clip to be used. For more information, see Setting Edit Points for Clips and Sequences.