Tools for Selecting Edit Points
There are two tools in the Tool palette that can be used to select edit points in the
Timeline—the Selection tool and the Edit Selection tool.
You can select individual edit points by clicking them with the Selection tool. Select the
Selection tool by clicking it in the Tool palette or pressing the A key.
When you use the Selection tool
to adjust a clip’s edit point, the
icon changes to indicate it can be
used for trimming.
Learning About Trimming Clips
If you double-click an edit point using the Selection tool, the Trim Edit window appears,
showing the clips on either side of the edit point.
Edit Selection Tool
Instead of selecting individual edit points by clicking them with the Selection tool, you
can select multiple edit points (on multiple tracks) at once by using the Edit Selection
tool, designed specifically for selecting edit points. The Trim Edit window appears as
soon as you select edit points with this tool, showing the clips on either side of the edit
point. You can select the Edit Selection tool by clicking it in the Tool palette or pressing
the G key.
Press a key when you click the Edit Selection tool to add these functions:
Â Command key: Allows you to add and subtract edits from the current selection.
Â Option key: Temporarily turns linked selection on if it is currently off, or off if it is
Â Shift key: Temporarily turns the Edit Selection tool into the Ripple tool, until you
release the Shift key.