Sending to the Timeline

Once you have created the first assembly of your sequence, it is time to send the whole thing to the Timeline so that you can add titles, apply special effects, and make other alterations that are beyond the ability of the Storyboard editor.


  • Before you send the Storyboard to the Timeline, switch back to the Timeline view (Shift+F2) and check the position of the Timeline cursor. Ideally this should be at the beginning of the Timeline, but you may want it somewhere else.

To send to the Timeline


Do one of the following:

  • Drag a lasso around all your clips (Figure 5.29).

    Figure 5.29. A Storyboard Sequence surrounded by a dragged lasso.

  • Right-click the last element and click Select All Overlapping (Figure 5.30).

    Figure 5.30. An alternative method of highlighting all the clips in a Storyboard Sequence is to right-click the last clip and choose Select All Overlapping.


Right-click the last element in the sequence and select Send To > Timeline from the pop-up menu (Figure 5.31).

Figure 5.31. The Send to > Timeline option will send the sequence to the Timeline cursor's current position.


Switch to the Timeline view by selecting the Eye button or by pressing Shift+F2 on the keyboard.

Your sequence is now on the Timeline (Figure 5.32).

Figure 5.32. The Storyboard Sequence after it has been sent to the Timeline. Mission accomplished.


  • In the preceding example, the clips were sent to the default track Name 5; however, it is possible to send them to the track of your choice. For more details on this process, called track mapping, see Chapter 6.

Pinnacle Liquid Edition 6 for Windows
Pinnacle Liquid Edition 6 for Windows
ISBN: 0321269160
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 245
Authors: Paul Ekert © 2008-2017.
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