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Step 3: Marking the Firing Points

With your action sequence on the Timeline, you will now mark exactly when the trigger is pulled. This will allow you to save time later when you need to add the muzzle flash and the firing sound effect.

Task: Add markers to the Timeline by following these steps:

  1. Use the Zoom Slider to fill the Timeline with the clip you've just placed on the Green_Screen track.
  2. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the Current Timeline Indicator (CTI) forward a few frames at a time until you identify the point where the gun has fired (see Figure 13).
  3. With the CTI in the correct position, press the asterisk (*) key on your keyboard's number pad to add a marker to the Timeline (see Figure 14).
  4. If necessary, repeat steps 1 and 2 to place a Timeline marker for each time the trigger is pulled (see Figure 15).
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