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Timeline Mode Video Question


John1952

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Is there a way to adjust the video timeline to display successive frames of the video right in the timeline? Currently EMC10 shows the first frame and then a blue bar. I'd like to see successive frames on the video timeline. Doing so allows for easy precision trimming down to the frame level if you set the zoom accordingly. The product I previously used (Media Studio Pro) had such an option. If EMC10 does, please point out how to enable it. Thanks!

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Is there a way to adjust the video timeline to display successive frames of the video right in the timeline? Currently EMC10 shows the first frame and then a blue bar. I'd like to see successive frames on the video timeline. Doing so allows for easy precision trimming down to the frame level if you set the zoom accordingly. The product I previously used (Media Studio Pro) had such an option. If EMC10 does, please point out how to enable it. Thanks!

 

The timeline will only show the 1st frame of any clip. It cannot be adjusted to show every frame. You can see each successive frame in the preview window where you can single step through the frames

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The timeline will only show the 1st frame of any clip. It cannot be adjusted to show every frame. You can see each successive frame in the preview window where you can single step through the frames

 

Thanks. That's what I figured after not finding a way to do what I wanted in any of the support forums. I think I'll suggest it as a feature to add for the next release.

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I actually can't imagine the clutter of having every frame shown in Timeline. It would be quite irritating, when trying to get to a point that I want to split out.

 

Actually, it's quite handy because it allows context around what you are trying to trim. I understand that you can use the preview window for exact trimming, but being able to see the frames before and after where you want to trim is useful. I think it should be an option for folks to enable/disable as they see fit.

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Actually, it's quite handy because it allows context around what you are trying to trim. I understand that you can use the preview window for exact trimming, but being able to see the frames before and after where you want to trim is useful. I think it should be an option for folks to enable/disable as they see fit.

 

I can agree to it being an option, for sure.

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Thanks. That's what I figured after not finding a way to do what I wanted in any of the support forums. I think I'll suggest it as a feature to add for the next release.
I've used editors that do that like adobe Premiere Elements. IT SLOWS down the entire process to a crawl so much I quit using Adobe.
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I've used editors that do that like adobe Premiere Elements. IT SLOWS down the entire process to a crawl so much I quit using Adobe.

 

You can enable and disable it in Premier Elements. I agree it does slow things down some when using it, but I still find it a handy feature to use.

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Use it for what? unless it showed right down to individual frames , I don't think it would be very useful. We can already do frame accurate cuts with Videowave preview.

Yes, that's how I do it in MSP 7. I would expand the timeline view to show frame by frame and then edit based on a frame transition. I know it can be done in EMC with the frame preview window, but having it on the timeline makes it easier to locate the exact frame transition point. Otherwise, you are constantly moving forward and back 1 frame at a time to find the spot to edit. With a set a frames on the timeline, it gives you some context and it's easier and faster to locate the exact frame to trim.

 

Like I said, I think it should be an option for those of us that were used to having this feature with competing products.

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Guess we can just agree to disagree on the point. I find it useless and not needed at all. I can just as easily find where I want to cut without the feature. I quit using adobe Premiere Elements BECAUSE that feature slowed me down too much even on a Dual Core 3Ghz with 4GB RAM and that was editing DV AVI not MPEG. Videowave is very fast in comparison. If Videowave ends up as slow as PrEL, I'll stop using it too.

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