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Timeline View

The Timeline view is where you assemble the timing of a scene’s visuals and sounds. You can add sound track layers, as well as edit audio files imported into the sound tracks. You can also add transitions and control the playback of a selected panel or the entire storyboard from this view.

1 The current timecode (playhead position) is displayed in the top-left corner of the Timeline view. The total duration of the project is displayed the current timecode. You can click and drag the timecode to scroll through your project.
2 The names and beginnings of the different acts are indicated by small flags at the top of the Timeline view.

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Sequences are displayed as blue bars.

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Scenes are represented by grey frames at the top and bottom of the panels.

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Each panel displays a thumbnail.

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Camera movements are displayed as black bars in the Camera track and keyframes as blue diamonds (when selected).

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The audio blocks appear below the scenes.

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The current sequence, scene, and panel names are displayed at the beginning of the panel row.

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Transitions are displayed as blue rectangles between scenes.

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Layer movements are displayed as black bars in the Layer track and keyframes as blue diamonds (when selected).

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The soundtrack names and Mute and Lock icons are displayed at the beginning of the audio rows.

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Sound options are available for manipulating the audio.

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The Zoom tool increases or reduces the width of the frames in the Timeline view. Move the slider right to increase the width or left to reduce it. You can also press 1 and 2. Reset the zoom by click the Reset Zoom button.

For tasks related to this view, see About Timing.