Transport Controls in the Viewer

Transport (or playback) controls let you play clips in the Viewer. (The same controls also appear in the Log and Capture and Edit to Tape windows.) These controls play clips at 100 percent (or 1x) speed. There are keyboard shortcuts for each control.

Figure. Transport controls in the Viewer window.
  • Play (Space bar): Plays your clip from the current location of the playhead. Clicking it again stops playback.
  • Play In to Out (Shift–Vertical Bar): Moves the playhead to the current In point of a clip and plays forward from that point to the Out point.
  • Play Around Current Frame (Backslash): Plays the selected clip “around” the current playhead position. When you click this button, the playback begins before the playhead position based on the value in the Preview Pre-roll field in the Editing tab of the User Preferences window. Playback continues through the original position of the playhead, and then continues for the amount of time set in the Preview Post-roll field in User Preferences. When you stop playback, the playhead jumps back to its original position. For more information, see Choosing Settings and Preferences.
  • Go to Previous Edit (Up Arrow) and Go to Next Edit (Down Arrow): When you have a Browser clip open in the Viewer, these controls navigate between the In, Out, and Media Start and End points of the clip. When you have a sequence open, these buttons let you navigate between sequence edit points; sequence In and Out points are skipped over.