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To start timeline playback, do one of the following:
- Press the Play button to start playback from the current playhead position.
- Select the media item in the Track Area and press the Play Selected Item button.
- Hold the Alt key (the mouse cursor will turn into an orange Play symbol ) and click on the media item you want to start playback from.
Trimming Media Items
To trim a media item, drag the white square handles on the sides of a media item thumbnail to change its starting time (left handle) and duration (right handle), or right-click on a media item, select Item Settings from the dropdown menu, and enter values in the Start from and Duration fields. To indicate that the media item has been trimmed, the square handles change into triangles.
Fading Media Items In and Out
To set fade in and fade out for a media item, drag the yellow triangular handles in the top corners of a media item thumbnail, or right-click on a media item, select Item Settings from the dropdown menu, and enter the required values in the Fade In and Fade Out fields.
Setting Control Points
To set a control point, right-click on the Time Ruler, select Control Point from the dropdown menu, and enter its name in the opened dialog box.
Setting Action Points
To set an action point, right-click on the Time Ruler bar, select Action Point > Type of Action Point from the dropdown menu.