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Timeline tools

The timeline tools allow you to interact with your media from the Timeline. You can access them from the top right corner of your timeline or with keyboard shortcuts.


Select tool

The select tool allows you to select a clip or layer and move it in your Timeline. You can select multiple adjacent clips by pressing Shift + Click. If you’d like to select a single clip in your audio or video layers, double click on the clip.

Moving media with the select tool

  • You can move clips from your script track into the layer lane.
  • You can move audio, image, or video layers from your layer lane to your script track.
  • If you need to move a layer or clip in the layer lane, the clip or layer will attach to the scene’s boundaries:
    • If the clip or layer touches one or no boundaries before moving it, it will attach to the front scene boundary.
    • If the clip or layer shares both scene boundaries before you move it, it will attach to both boundaries of the new scene.
  • You can combine audio, image, or video clips of the same clip type into a single layer; this can be done when you are viewing all layers in the timeline.

Range tool

The range tool allows you to make range selections of your script or audio or video layer to copy, cut and paste. You can either click and drag your cursor over a specific area, or double-click to select an entire clip.


Before using the range tool on audio or video layers, you will need to select them in the canvas or script editor, or you will need to enable show all layers.

Tagging your script track

You can tag ranges of your script track. This allows you to label sections of your script track which can be helpful for non-speech sections. These labels will appear in the script editor.

    1. Make a selection in your script track with the range tool
    2. Right-click and choose Add tag for range.
    3. You should now see the tag in your scrip editor; click on the tag to rename it.

Sections containing a sequence cannot be tagged.

Blade tool

The blade tool will create a split on clips or layers at the click location.


Hand tool

The hand tool allows you to quickly adjust your horizontal view of the Timeline.


Slip tool

The Slip tool allows you to shuffle through the portion of the project file or sequence played within a clip.


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