Timeline and Settings

  • Showing more detail
  • Enlarging and reducing track size
  • Timeline fast menu
  • Saving Timeline views
  • Adding and deleting tracks
  • The Timeline setting

The default Timeline display shows tracks and background in shades of grey, and the name of each clip displayed as text. The Timeline can give us far more information than this; we can change the display, choose colours, change track widths, show audio information and much more. On all versions except Xpress prior to v4, Timeline views can be saved as part of the User settings and used in other projects.

The Timeline normally displays the sequence in the Record monitor but Media Composer and Symphony users can toggle the Timeline to show the contents of the Source monitor (

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