Project Sidebar

The Project Sidebar provides a convenient workspace for organizing all of your Compositions and project files in a single location. In the Project Sidebar, you can:

  • View your project contents
  • Add compositions and other assets
  • Group assets with Folders
  • Open the file details page
  • Open the Sequence editor, and more.

 

Viewing the Project Sidebar

From the collapsed sidebar view, click Project Sidebar icon or press Option + Command + 2 (MacOS) / Control + Alt + 2 (Windows). Click the pin icon if you would like to keep the sidebar open.

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To collapse the sidebar again, click the collapse sidebar button.

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Project Sidebar Overview

The Project Sidebar has several features to help organize and access your project contents:

  • Add new... lets you add a import a new media file, create a new composition, or create a new folder

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  • Forward & back buttons let you navigate through the history of opened sidebar items. For example, clicking the back button to navigate from the Sequence Editor back to your previously selected Composition.

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  • Filter and sort lets you search for anything in the Project Sidebar, order your results, or filter by category. A red dot will appear over the icon when a filter is active.

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Folders and media assets

  • All Compositions are listed in sidebar and can be organized in folders
  • The Project Files folder shows the original, unedited media that you’ve imported into this project, including audio, video, and images

  • The Sequences folder shows any multitrack Sequences that you’ve created in the project

  • The Overdubs folder shows any Overdub that's been converted to audio

 

Adding and Deleting Files

You can add files to the Project Sidebar by clicking + Add New and selecting File, dragging and dropping the file directly to the Project Sidebar...

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...or by dragging and dropping media directly to your composition.

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To delete a file you can click on the file options (...) button and select Delete.

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You also have the ability to select and perform actions on multiple files simultaneously in the Project Sidebar.

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Arranging Files

To arrange a file, click and hold the Composition or file, then drag it to the desired location.

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Organizing files within Folders

The Project Sidebar automatically organizes Sequences and Project Files into their own Folder. You can add additional folders by clicking + Add New and selecting Folder. Once complete, feel free to drag in your files and media 

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Open Editor or Viewer window

Click the name of the file, composition, or sequence.

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Other options

Along with everything listed above, the Project Sidebar allows you to: