Moving the Playhead in the Timeline Using Timecode
You can move the playhead in the Timeline using absolute timecode values (hours,
minutes, seconds, and frames) or relative timecode amounts (in which case you only
need to enter the relevant amount of information—just frames, or seconds and frames,
You can move the playhead by entering a new timecode number in the Current
Timecode field, or if no clips or edit points are currently selected, you can type a
timecode number directly in the Timeline and the playhead moves to the new position.
Tip: To avoid typing zeroes when moving by larger amounts, you can type a period as
a substitute for double zeroes (00). For example:
Â To move to timecode 00:00:03:00, type “3.” (3 and a period). The period is
automatically interpreted by Final Cut Pro as 00 in the frames field.
Â To move to 00:03:00:00, type “3..” (3 and two periods). These periods insert 00 into
both the seconds and frames fields.
Â To move to 03:00:00:00, type “3... “ (3 and three periods).
Instead of moving the playhead to an absolute timecode number, you can move it
relative to its current position by pressing the + (plus) and – (minus) keys.
Â To move the playhead 15 frames forward from the current position, type “+15”.
Â To move the playhead 1 minute and 20 frames backward from the current position,
type “–01.20” (the period automatically adds 00 to the seconds field).
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