Timeline overview

The timeline area is where you control the duration and order of elements in your graphics.

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Set a design's playback duration

Enter a duration in the Titler field, which is near the bottom-left corner of the Title Designer's Preview window (shown in the top-left corner in the following image). Enter durations in MM:SS;FF format (MM = two digits for minutes, SS = two digits for seconds, and FF = two digits for frames).

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Move text and objects in time

Text appears in a graphic based on the text layer's position and length in the timeline.

To change a paragraph or object's position in time, click a layer in the timeline and drag the layer left or right. Or, you can press CTRL (Windows) or CMD (Mac) + left or right arrow keys.

To trim or extend a layer, click the beginning or end of a layer in the timeline and drag it left or right.

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Order layers

Click a layer and drag it up or down to a different track in the timeline. Or, you can press CTRL (Windows) or CMD (Mac) + up or down arrow keys.

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Show and hide layers

Click the Show/Hide Track icon-showhide.png icon to turn layers on and off. Hidden layers are not included in rendered graphics.

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Show and hide a layer's details

Click the triangle icon-expand-collapse.png next to the Show/Hide track icon to show or hide a layer's attributes, such as effects or transitions.

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Set pause points

Note: Pause points are not available when using Titler Pro 7 with Grass Valley EDIUS or AVID Media Composer.

Pause points enable you to create a single design that operators can play indefinitely or for a specific duration, and you don't have to trim the design or alter the design's playback speed or animations. For details, please see Create custom designs with flexible durations.

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