Are you in Sceneline mode? Click on the tab along the top of the timeline to switch back to Timeline mode.
Thanks for the hint, Steve. Switched to Timeline with no success.
Then you're going to have to do a better job describing your situation, Casey. It's not clear what you're describing.
Meantime, are there red lines above the video clips on your timeline? If so, you need to press Enter to render the timeline. Once the timeline is rendered, those red lines will turn green and your video should play more smoothly.
If you're continually seeing red lines above the clips on your timeline, your project is not set up properly to work with your current video.
Can you post a screen-cap of the PrE GUI (Graphical User Interface), and perhaps annotate what you are missing?
Sometimes, a picture IS worth 1000 words.
Thanks for a response, Bill. Note that the scene displayed in the first screeen capture is from the first (?)clip in the timeline. This is actually a time-lapse of a cloud front, but the image on the screen is frozen near the beginning of the action. Note that the (?)timing index is in the last clip, actually 00:01:40 downstream while the image displayed hasn't changed. If I left-click with the cursor in the cloud scene, the image (second screen capture) shifts to a still frame in the cliip where the index is. If I pause the action and drag the time index with the cursor, the scene on the screen changes with the location of the index.
I hope I made sense here. I'm not familiar with the jargon yet.
Casey, are you talking about the thumbnail images that appear on the clips on the timeline? There are multiple ways to view them.
You're not talking about the video that plays in the Monitor panel, right?
It looks like you have the first Clip (the Cloud formation) Selected. It also looks like you are in the Source Monitor for that Clip.
To the right of that Monitor, you have some Tabs. Click on the Edit Tab, with no Clips Selected. What do you get? It should be the Program Monitor. The two look almost exactly alike, with only some visible differences (will go back and study your screen-caps in a bit more detail). The Source Monitor is used to preview (and also do some editing, like Trimming), while the Program Monitor is used to display the Timeline.
Back in a few minutes,
[Edit] When I blew things up in PS, it is definitely the Program Monitor, that you are showing - sorry about that.