The mini-Timeline is above the transport controls and below the Canvas. The mini-Timeline
provides an at-a-glance look at where selected objects fit into the project as a whole. The
mini-Timeline also provides controls to perform quick edits such as moving, trimming,
and slipping objects without opening the Timing pane.
The playhead indicates which frame you are viewing, and shows In and Out markers to
identify the play range. The length of the mini-Timeline represents the duration of the
You can add objects (such as clips, images, particle emitters, and so on) to a project at a
specific time by dragging items from the File Browser or Library to the mini-Timeline.
The Motion Interface
To add an object to the mini-Timeline
Drag the item from the File Browser or Library to the mini-Timeline, releasing the mouse
button when the tooltip indicates the frame you want.
To move an object in time
Select the object to move, drag the object bar in the mini-Timeline to the left or right to
reposition it in time, then release the mouse button when you reach the position you
To shorten or lengthen an object
Select the object, position the pointer over the beginning or ending edge of the object
in the mini-Timeline, then drag the edge of the object bar to change its duration.
A tooltip appears to indicate the In or Out point and the amount of change your edit is
For more information on using the mini-TImeline, see