Creating and Managing Timelines
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Media items can be added to Timelines in the Media Player widget. Multiple timelines can be created and organized in folders.
To create a new timeline, either right-click an empty area of the playlist and timelines tree or click the Add button at the bottom of it and select Add Timeline from the dropdown menu.
To create a new timeline in the existing folder, select the folder, click the Add button at the bottom toolbar and choose Add Timeline from the dropdown menu.
To show/hide folder contents, press the arrow icons next to the folder icon .
When you create timelines, it’s helpful to name them descriptively so they can be identified easily. To rename, right-click on a timeline, select Rename from the dropdown menu, and enter a new name in the opened dialog box.
To delete a timeline, either right-click on its name, and select Delete from the dropdown menu, or select it and click the Delete button in the bottom toolbox of the playlists and timelines tree area.
To navigate the playlists and timelines tree, use the Up and Down arrow keys or directly select timelines with a mouse click. To expand or collapse the contents of a folder, click on the arrow icon next to the folder name.
To change the order of playlists, timelines, and folders, either right-click on them and select Move Up (Ctrl + Up) or Move Down (Ctrl + Down) from the dropdown menu, or drag and drop them within the list. The timeline can be moved into a folder by dragging it over the name of a folder or its contents.
Timeline Settings and Indication
- Locking and Unlocking a timeline to prevent accidental modifications. A locked timeline cannot be further modified, while an unlocked one can be edited.
- Sending the Timecode toggle enables and disables the sending of a timecode by a timeline.
- MIDI/Keyboard Events Mapping. Individual media items on a timeline can be mapped to start playback on MIDI/Keyboard events. This toggle changes the state of a timeline between listening to MIDI/Keyboard events and ignoring them. For more information, see Mapping Media Item to MIDI/Keyboard Event.
- Listening to the Timecode toggle changes the state of a timeline between listening to the timecode and ignoring it.
- Number of Media Items currently added to the timeline.
When a timeline is currently being played, paused, or stopped, the corresponding indicators appear next to the timeline name. Whenever the currently active timeline is part of a folder, and the contents of the folder have been collapsed, these indicators replace the folder icon.
Frame Rate (FPS)
To change the timeline frame rate, right-click on a timeline name, choose Preferences from the dropdown menu, and select the frame rate value in the Timeline FPS drop-down list.
The settings described above can also be also changed in the timelines preferences, which can be accessed by right-clicking on the timeline name and selecting Preferences from the dropdown menu.