Want to navigate your edit timeline more precisely?
You may want to use timecode. If you’re making an edit based on client feedback with an exact timecode, you don’t need to try to scrub there with the mouse.
You can just you your keyboard!
In this video from Jason Yadlovski, you’ll learn about:
- Selecting the timeline viewer timecode
- Inputting desired timecode
- Jumping backwards or forwards relative to current time
In order to select the timecode box from the keyboard, the shortcut is the = key.
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.
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Good stuff Jason!
This didn’t work for me until I right-clicked on the timecode and selected “Record Timecode” from the popup. Then all good!
I’m using Davinci Resolve Studio 18.1.4. Maybe the default value in the popup has changed.
I think you’re right Kevin. Didn’t work for me until I followed your tip. Works perfectly now, and the time code value makes much more sense now.
Thanks for the tip!