Learning About the Canvas

The following is a summary of the controls in the Canvas.

Controls in the Top Part of the Canvas

The top part of the Canvas has the following controls.

Figure. Canvas window showing controls.
  • Tabs: Each tab in the Canvas represents an open sequence, and has a corresponding tab in the Timeline.
  • Timecode Duration field: This field shows the current duration between the sequence In and Out points. You can change the duration here, which automatically adjusts the sequence 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 your sequence.
  • Image display area: This is the area of the Canvas where you can see the video from your sequence play back.
Controls in the Bottom Part of the Canvas

The bottom part of the Canvas has the following controls.

Figure. Canvas window showing controls.
  • Jog and shuttle controls: These controls let you navigate more precisely within your sequence.
  • Editing controls: The edit buttons and the Edit Overlay allow you to perform different kinds of edits when you add the clip in the Viewer to your sequence.
  • In point and Out point: You can set sequence In and sequence Out points in the Canvas or Timeline. You can use these as placement points to determine where clips are placed in the Timeline destination tracks when you’re doing three-point editing. For more information, see Setting Edit Points for Clips and Sequences.
  • Playhead: The position of the playhead corresponds to the currently displayed frame. You can move the playhead to go to different parts of a sequence.
  • Transport controls: You use these controls to play a sequence and to move the playhead within your sequence. The position of the playhead corresponds to the currently displayed frame.
  • Sequence marking controls: These controls are used to add sequence In and Out points, markers, and keyframes.
  • Scrubber bar: The scrubber bar represents the entire duration of a sequence. You can click anywhere in the scrubber bar to automatically move the playhead to that location.