But in CS6, when I click on the edge of a clip to shorten/lengthen it, the info disappears.
I am not sure that has been any different in previous versions. (will check)
If you are editing "numerically"...why not use the add /minus method. ie. Set the Edit Type Mode and type in the number of frames to add / minus
This may be yet another undesirable consequence of Edit Point Selection. The Info panel shows you info for what's selected. But now in CS6, when you trim a clip, you are no longer selecting that clip, but instead are selecting the end of that clip, which PP considers a different thing, and so the info goes away.
This is a real problem, it behaves differently in CS5.5. In CS6, when you resize a clip in the timeline the duration info disapears in the info panel!
I used it a lot! and now it's not working anymore!
Adobe has to fix that ASAP!
Whats that anoying "Edit Point Selection" with that big red markers anyway?
EDIT: Found it! you have the duration of the currently selected clip that you resize in the program window on the right side timecode display - anoying anyway....