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  • Tue, Dec 4 2018 5:03 AM

    • S.Clements
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    Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    Hey, Guys. I have a question about sliding markers/locators. If you have a few of them on a timeline, they are spaced out enough in the record window that you can alt drag them. But, if you have a long timeline littered with them, you can't get at them in the record window to drag them. This used to be a problem with me for keyframes, until I discovered that little slider that lets you zoom into your keyframes in the record monitor in effects mode. Is there no such thing when not in effects mode, to get at your locators? From what I've read in forums, the answer is no. But thought I'd try asking here. I have some locators on clips that I would love to move, but do not want to go in, copy the name, delete marker, make new marker, paste name, etc.

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  • Wed, Dec 5 2018 9:47 PM In reply to

    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    You can't zoom into the bar under the record monitor, no.

    But you can use the Markers tool to simply edit the TC where the marker is displayed, so you don't have to delete and re-create them.

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  • Thu, Dec 6 2018 12:24 AM In reply to

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    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    Hmmm... interesting.  Didn't know you could adjust the marker timecode. I thought I tried that, but will give it another go. Thanks.

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  • Thu, Dec 6 2018 12:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    Kevin Klimek:

    You can't zoom into the bar under the record monitor, no.

    But you can use the Markers tool to simply edit the TC where the marker is displayed, so you don't have to delete and re-create them.

     

    I can't change the marker timecode.

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  • Thu, Dec 6 2018 1:15 AM In reply to

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    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    What version MC do you have? I'm on v 8.6.3 and I can't edit the Marker Timecode, either, so I expect it's a feature on a later version than we each have.

    One thing that may help you, though; Whilst you can't zoom into the timeline of the Record window, you can zoom into the Timeline window. If you zoom into your Timeline so that you can see two points - being where you Marker exists and where you want your Marker to be - the blue line will update on the Timeline as you move the marker in the Record window.
    If it's difficult to see (because of a complex or very long Sequence) you can move it once, close to where you want, then zoom in tighter for a more accurate move.

    Also, don't forget that Markers sit on Tracks and behave like clips. So, you can put a Marker on a blank track, and delete or splice-in filler and the Marker(s) will move accordingly. Great if you want to move Markers a specific amount.

    Hope that helps. 

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  • Thu, Dec 6 2018 7:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    N Ryan:

    What version MC do you have? I'm on v 8.6.3 and I can't edit the Marker Timecode, either, so I expect it's a feature on a later version than we each have.

    Thanks for the response.  I'm on 2018.3, so it's pretty up to date.  Unfortunately, I still can't grab the markers, because they're too small and there are too many of them to differentiate.  I will try to put them on filler track as much as possible in future, but there are definitely benfits to putting them on the actual clips themselves. Most editor's wouldn't really bother editing markers on filler in their cutting process.

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  • Thu, Dec 6 2018 3:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    Sorry...I had a brain fart and was thinking about something else. You are correct that you can't change the TC in the marker window either. Sorry for the confusion.

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  • Thu, Dec 6 2018 3:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    Kevin Klimek:

    Sorry...I had a brain fart and was thinking about something else. You are correct that you can't change the TC in the marker window either. Sorry for the confusion.

    No worries, man. Good to know!

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  • Mon, Oct 28 2019 11:04 AM In reply to

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    Re: Sliding markers in the record monitor - no zoom in?

    I was looking for the same thing - shame there's no easy way of doing this straight on the timeline but I have found a long way round that doesn't involve markers on filler tracks (i don't like doing that, too easy for all your markers to fall out of sync with the footage)

     

    if the timeline is too long to see and move markers in the record monitor then temporarily copy the clip/clips you're working with into the source (alt+c). Move the marker in the source window, then re-edit the clip/clips back into your timeline...

     

    I can't decide if this is quicker or slower than just opening your marker, copying the text, deleting the marker (focus on record monitor and press delete) then create new marker and paste the text!

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