- Tip 1: Set Up a Sequence, Ignore Codecs, and Render Less Than Ever
- Tip 2: Demystifying Timeline Colors, Dropped Frames, and Playback
- Tip 3: Optimize Your System with the Mercury Playback Engine
- Tip 4: Work Smarter on the Timeline
- Tip 5: Adjusting Audio
- Tip 6: Quickly Adding and Adjusting Effects
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Tip 4: Work Smarter on the Timeline
The usual suspects are here–insert and overwrite, three-point editing, drag-and-drop editing, along with lift-and-extract.
The biggest difference will probably be in the way the Timeline panel works. Track patching, which allows you to choose where your source tracks will be patched to your program side, works only with three-point editing. Drag-and-drop is based on the tracks where you release a clip.
Track activeness, the highlighting of the tracks on the program side (with the full word Video or Audio) determines which tracks will be affected by things like three-point edits, lift-and-extract, and copy-and-paste.