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Media layers, scenes, and the script in the Timeline

When you make selections in the Script Editor, Canvas, the selections will also be displayed in the timeline.

If you do not have anything actively selected, you will see a scene in the Timeline based on your playhead’s current position.

Script editor selections

  • Selecting a scene thumbnail or boundary will highlight the scene's duration in the timeline in blue.


  • A selected audio layer will display in the layer lane of the timeline.


  • Selecting a range of script will highlight the range on the wordbar and script track.


Canvas selections

  • A selected visual layer will be displayed in the layer lane.


  • Selected script media will be highlighted  in the wordbar and script track.


Selecting clips

If you would like to select an individual clip in a media layer or your script track:

  • For media layers, select the media layer in the Canvas or Script Editor; then, double click on the clip in your Timeline. You can also select the clip in your clips section of the properties panel.
  • For clips in your script, simply click on the clip in the timeline’s script track.
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