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Managing Footage

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Cueing Motion Footage

Motion footage appears in the Footage, Composition, and Layer panels with a time ruler, current time indicator, and current time display. You can use the controls to view a specific frame or to play back the footage without sound.

To view a frame of motion footage by dragging:

  • In the Footage panel, drag the current time indicator to the frame you want to view (Figure 3.51).

    The Footage panel displays the image at the current frame and the frame number.

Figure 3.51

Figure 3.51 Drag the current time indicator to cue the footage to a particular frame.

To cue a frame of motion footage numerically:

  1. In the Footage panel, click the current time display (Figure 3.52).

    Figure 3.52

    Figure 3.52 You can click the current time display...

    The Go To Time dialog box opens.

  2. Enter a time (Figure 3.53).
    Figure 3.53

    Figure 3.53 ...and enter a frame number in the Go To Time dialog box.

  3. Click OK.

    The current time display and the image in the Footage panel show the frame you specified.

To play motion footage:

  • Make sure the Footage, Composition, or Layer panel is active. Press the spacebar to start and stop playback.
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