Animator’s Toolbar Pro › Tool Groups › Trim/Move

* Pro feature only

Trim Layer Start

Trim the start of the selected Layers at the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline. When a Group or Video Group is selected you will be asked if you would like to trim all layers inside the Group.

Move Layer/Group Start

Move the selected Layers to the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline based on the Layer’s in-point. When a Group or Video Group is selected the Group is moved to the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline, based on the Group’s in-point.

⌥ Trim and Sequence Layers

Trims the start of the selected Layers at the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline and attempts to sequence the Layers like a Video Group without placing the Layers inside a Video Group.

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There is a subtle but powerful difference between the Timeline scissors and the split functions of the toolbar. The Timeline scissors allow you to split multiple Layers at once while the toolbar split function only works on one Layer at the time and for good reason.

Split Layer

Splits the selected Layer and keeps the last segment selected. This way you can immediately work on the Layer segment at the Playhead position without the need to deselect the off-screen Layer segment.

⌥ Split and Clear Content

Splits the selected Layer and keeps the last segment selected. The Layer’s content is deleted, effectively creating an empty Layer Frame without changing the timing of the adjacent Layers. Especially useful for inserting ones in a sequence on twos.

⇧⌥ Cut Layer into Frames

Quickly cut the selected Layer in smaller segments based on the Work Area and number of frames entered in the pop-up window.

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Trim Layer End

Trim the end of the selected Layers at the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline. When a Group or Video Group is selected you will be asked if you would like to trim all layers inside the Group.

Move Layer/Group End

Move the selected Layers to the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline based on the Layer’s out-point. When a Group or Video Group is selected the Group is moved to the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline, based on the Group’s out-point.

⌥ Trim and Sequence Layers*

Trims the end of the selected Layers at the current position of the Playhead in the Timeline and attempts to sequence the Layers like a Video Group without placing the Layers inside a Video Group.

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Do Roll-Edit

The technical term “Roll-Edit” comes from video editing jargon when the edit between two pieces of footage is “rolled” to a new position in time without changing the duration of the two segments combined.

To perform a Roll-Edit you’ll need to select two Layers. They can be inside a Video Group or by themselves on the timeline. Place the playhead somewhere between the starting point of the first Layer and the ending point of the last Layer and click the Do Roll-Edit button.

When this is done with Video Layers, be sure that both Video Layers contain enough frames to perform the trimming and extending of the start and end point.