7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 7:21 AM by Tom Wolsky
xrc Level 1 Level 1
expertise.desktops
Desktops

When I play the project back.  It's fine.   I can see it in the playback window (top) the video continues.  But when I'm looking at the TimeLine movement below...when the cursor hits the last frame that I see at the right of the screen, 25 seconds into the video it stops. Not at the end of the video.   At the end of the Timeline.  The video/music/sound is viewable in the playback screen fine, but I'd like to see the cursor continue moving in the timeline.  I mean the Timeline view to keep moving forward.  I've tried everything in View (menu) and the Timeline Stops. (though the video is playing in the window on top! How can I see the cursor and movement in the Timeline?   thanks


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 266ghz 9Gb RAM, HD's 3 500's 2Tb
Reply by Russ H on Jan 31, 2013 5:35 AM Helpful

Does the playhead actually stop or does it disappear?

 

If it's the latter, hit shift Z to display the full sequence.

 

Russ

Reply by Tom Wolsky on Jan 31, 2013 6:11 AM Helpful

Use feedback to add your name to the list of people who have requested it. If you have a trackpad or magic mouse you can swipe to move the timeline while it's playing.

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  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.quicktime
    Quicktime

    Does the playhead actually stop or does it disappear?

     

    If it's the latter, hit shift Z to display the full sequence.

     

    Russ

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Use feedback to add your name to the list of people who have requested it. If you have a trackpad or magic mouse you can swipe to move the timeline while it's playing.

  • xrc Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Yes, the cursor runs off to the right.  The video in the viewer is fine.  But, I would like to keep the Timeline view somewhat larger.  It's more towards the Plus side.   Yes, Shift Z did compact the whole video to very small (Timeline) but still had the full view in the viewer.  I use Logic 9 and when the cursor hots the end (say 32 bars)

    it continues to scroll.   That's more what I was hoping I could do in FCPX.   BTW yes, I also can of course drag the Timeline drag bar at the bottom each time the cursor hits the end, but it's not natural nor in time....

     

    No trackpad or magic mouse.

  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.quicktime
    Quicktime

    As Tom Wolksy indicated, there are others who are interested in a scrolling timeline feature. It wasn't available in previous versions of FCP either – although it was in Soundtrack Pro.

     

    Russ

  • furrytoes Level 2 Level 2

    I think an auto-scrolling timeline is generally regarded as the #1 most wanted feature ;-)

    http://fcpx.tv/top.html

  • xrc Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Yes, Logic 9, the cursor scrolls to the right and continues for the whole length of the song. Sure wish FCPX was like that.      SHIFT Z works, but it really makes the view compact. (small).   thanks

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Use feedback to add your name to the list of people who have requested it. If you have a trackpad or magic mouse you can swipe to move the timeline while it's playing.