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Playhead won't stay with timeline

2945 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2009 2:39 PM by marysplacestudio RSS
marysplacestudio Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
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May 7, 2009 11:23 AM
Hello,

Whew... been editing for years, and starting to feel like I'm looking for years for a simple question: when playing back in the timeline, how do I get the playhead to stay with the sequence rather than scroll off the page of the Timeline (so that I have to manually scroll the page to stay with the clips)? It was doing it before, but I must have turned it off... but do you think I can find how to turn it on again in the gazillion pages of the manual?

Thanks for your help.
  • David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
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    May 7, 2009 11:25 AM (in response to marysplacestudio)
    I don't believe that this capability ever existed.
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  • Randy Holder Level 6 Level 6 (9,795 points)
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    May 7, 2009 11:43 AM (in response to marysplacestudio)
    Hit stop and the timeline updates, scroll with the timeline manually, zoom out on the timeline to see more of it, jump to the next edit. Many people would really like to see this as a feature but IMO it's not a big miss in a video editing program.

    I use it with Nuendo, but only when I'm recording a voice and need to monitor the waveform. Once I start editing the timeline I can take it or leave it.


    rh
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  • David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
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    May 7, 2009 11:53 AM (in response to marysplacestudio)
    No I'm not.

    It isn't an issue for me at all, because if I need to get to an edit, I hit the space bar, and the playhead updates.
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  • kylec2000 Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2009 1:51 PM (in response to marysplacestudio)
    Had this problem today...just figure it out. There's a little control immediately to the right of the horizontal scroll bar. Looks like 2 diamonds. Click to toggle, but if they're lined up right on top of one another, it will follow the play head. If they're lined up apart from one another, it won't.

    Here's where I found the answer...older GB UI, but same idea:
    http://garageband-tips-and-tricks.blogspot.com/2009/01/timeline.html
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  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    May 10, 2009 5:15 PM (in response to kylec2000)
    Yes, but this forum is for Final Cut Pro -not GarageBand. There is no such control in FCP.
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  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)
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    May 10, 2009 5:36 PM (in response to Nick Holmes)
    Picky, picky.
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  • Tall Jim Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    May 11, 2009 3:56 AM (in response to marysplacestudio)
    'ello

    You can zoom the timeline in and out during playback without stopping by using the keyboard shortcuts <Cmd> + and <Cmd> - and the timeline centers on the playhead as you go.

    I have the feeling you're talking more about during a viewing that while you're cutting, and it can be handy to see where you're at for note taking and stuff. Used to be a tick box in Media Composer I think...

    Happy zooming

    Tall Jim
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  • Rienk Level 4 Level 4 (3,155 points)
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    May 11, 2009 10:39 AM (in response to Tall Jim)
    For me Tall Jim's workflow also works, but I use OPTION + and OPTION - instead.
    That will zoom the timeline regardless of timeline is the active or not.

    Rienk
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  • Randy Holder Level 6 Level 6 (9,795 points)
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    May 11, 2009 2:36 PM (in response to marysplacestudio)
    *If you're listening back, and you want to watch the timeline, it can't be done without stopping.*

    For listening and/or watching, all the mentioned methods work without stopping.

    Appalled that you're shocked

    rh
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