Editor sequence

Editor sequence

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The Editor sequence is where you assemble your media into an edited video, whether it be a short film, a documentary, a video blog, a music video or anything else.

The Editor sequence consists of multiple video and audio tracks each of which can contain multiple media clips.

When you create a new project the Editor sequence is created automatically using your Editor properties.

The Editor sequence timeline is always visible in the Edit & Effects screen and cannot be closed, unlike composite shot timelines.

You can also use third party editing software if you wish. Find out about the advanced Sony Vegas Pro 12 integration.

Timeline layout

The Editor timeline consists of several distinct areas. From left to right:

Editing tools - the vertical list of tools provides all your essential editing controls. For more information, take a look at the Editing tools section.
Current Time Display - the display at the top-left shows the current position in time of your playhead. You can choose whether to display this as a timecode (in the format Hours:Minutes:Seconds:Frames) or as a framecount by right clicking it.
Track listing - the column on the left shows your video and audio tracks.
Zoom controls - at the bottom-left are the zoom controls, which change the scale of the timeline. If you want to see more of your project on the timeline, or see a particular area in more detail, use these controls.
Quick links - along the top of the track view are quick links to perform common tasks such as navigating between keyframes, converting a clip into a composite shot or exporting the sequence.
Track view - the largest area of the panel is where you edit your clips. The following chapters explain in detail how to use HitFilm for editing.

RECAP The Editor sequence is for editing your video projects. It consists of multiple tracks, each able to contain multiple clips.