Is there any way in PPro CS6 to make relative measurements in the timeline? It looks like everthing is absolute from the far left hand side of the timeline where the playhead position is zero.
One way to do this might be to set the playhead to a random point in the timeline and zero it. This would make relative measurements possible. Like: "start the lower third 00;01;21 after the start of the 'Dr G intro' clip." Unfortunately hours of searching have turned up nada, so I'm asking here.
I've got a whole list of these kinds of chages, and if I can't find a way to do relative measurements I'm going to spend a lot of time doing "time math" to figure out where to put new lowerthirds and chapter markers. Sigh...
As a side note, anyone have a link to an Adobe compatible time math calculator? That would at least make this chore a little more accurate.
Mark an IN point where you want to start, mark OUT a few seconds later, then grab and drag the OUT point and
you get a time indicator at bottom right of Program Monitor window showing time offset from IN to OUT.
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Mark an IN point where you want to start, mark OUT a few seconds later, then grab and drag the OUT point and you get a time indicator at bottom right of Program Monitor window showing time offset from IN to OUT.
Ah, cleaver. That'll work. Thanks!
Jim Simon wrote:
Click in the timecode for the sequence and just type + or - and the amount. The CTI will move that amount relative to it's current position.
Really? That's... cool. I never would have thought of that. And I certainly haven't seen that in the docs (not saying it's not there, just that I haven't registered it). How did you figure that one out?
I'll certainly give that a try.