Timeline/Storyboard Area

The purpose of the Timeline/Storyboard Area is creating and editing your movies. Here you can create, edit, add different effects to your video. The Timeline/Storyboard Area can be represented in two views:

  1. Timeline view - is used when you add different effects - video effects, audio, text and video overlay - to your video.

    and

  2. Storyboard view - is used to add videos and transitions to the Timeline/Storyboard Area.

You can easily switch between both the views using the appropriate buttons:

Timeline View button - is used to switch into Timeline view;

Storyboard View button - is used to switch into Storyboard view.


Timeline view

The Timeline view allows you to achieve accuracy and precision in applying effects and editing your videos.

Timeline/Storyboard Area - Timeline view

AVS Video Editor allows you to apply one or several effects to your media file. For details on specific effect, please refer to respective chapters. The Timeline view displays all the possible editing options simultaneously. You can see the Video Effects, Text, Video Overlay and Audio Mix lines used to edit your video clip.

  • To expand any effect applied to the video you need to press the '+' button near it, to collapse it press the '-' button.
  • To include the effect or media file into output video or to exclude it from it the Enable/Disable line Enable/Disable line button button is used.
  • To block the line while applying effects to other lines, use the Lock/Unlock line Lock/Unlock line button button.

When you select a line with video or effect on the Timeline certain buttons will be available on the Timeline Toolbar:

Timeline/Storyboard Area - Timeline Toolbar

Note!Note: the Timeline buttons differ depending on the Timeline element selected and can be present or absent for various elements.
Button Name Description
Split button Split Use this button to split the video into two parts at the current cursor position. See the Placing Imported Media Files to the Storyboard section for more information on this option. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Timeline.
Delete button Delete Use this button to delete the currently selected element (video clip with the adjacent transition, video effect, text, video overlay or audio mix) from the Timeline.
Trim button Trim Use this button to edit your video clips and video overlay effect duration. See the Using Trim and Multiple Trim Options section for more information on this option. This button is only available if a video clip or video overlay effect is selected on the Timeline.
Speed button Speed Use this button to change the playback speed of your video. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Timeline.
Color button Color Use this button to adjust the tonal range, color, and sharpness of your video. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Timeline.
Audio button Audio Use this button to apply some audio effects to the audio track of your video. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Timeline.
Video Effects button Video Effects Use this button to edit a video effect applied directly on the main video. This button is only available if a video clip with an applied effect is selected on the Timeline.
Transition button Transition Use this button to edit the selected transition duration. This button is only available if a transition is selected on the Timeline.
Edit Effect button Edit Effect Use this button to open the Properties window to edit the applied effects. This button is only available if a video effect is selected on the Timeline.
Duration button Duration Use this button to edit the selected element duration on the Timeline. This button is only available if a video effect or text is selected on the Timeline.
Edit Text button Edit Text Use this button to open the Properties window to edit text. This button is only available if a text is selected on the Timeline.
Edit Overlay button Edit Overlay Use this button to open and edit the video overlay Properties window. This button is only available if a video overlay is selected on the Timeline.
Storyboard button Storyboard Use this button to switch to the Storyboard view.
Volume and balance button Volume and Balance Use this button to open the Volume and Balance window and adjust these audio settings.
Zoom button Zoom Use the Zoom slider to zoom in and out the the video and the effects on the Timeline. Click the Zoom to fit button to disable the zooming.

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Storyboard view

The Storyboard view shows the sequence of video clips with the Transitions between them. You can change the order of clips in your video. To add clips to the Storyboard simply drag them from Files and Effects Area and drop to the necessary place in the Storyboard. The same way the transitions are added.

Timeline/Storyboard Area - Storyboard view

When you select a video clip or a transition on the Storyboard certain buttons will be available on the Storyboard Toolbar:

Timeline/Storyboard Area - Storyboard Toolbar

Note!Note: the Storyboard buttons differ depending on the Storyboard element selected and can be present or absent for various elements.
Button Name Description
Move Left button Move Left Use this button to move the video clip towards the beginnig of the movie (i.e. to the left part of the Storyboard). This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Storyboard.
Move Right button Move Right Use this button to move the video clip towards the end of the movie (i.e. to the right part of the Storyboard). This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Storyboard.
Delete button Delete Use this button to delete the currently selected element (video clip or transition) from the Storyboard.
Delete All button Delete All Use this button to delete all the elements (both video clips and transitions) from the Storyboard.
Trim button Trim Use this button to edit your video clips duration. See the Using Trim and Multiple Trim Options section for more information on this option. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Storyboard.
Speed button Speed Use this button to change the playback speed of your video. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Storyboard.
Color button Color Use this button to adjust the tonal range, color, and sharpness of your video. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Storyboard.
Audio button Audio Use this button to apply some audio effects to the audio track of your video. This button is only available if a video clip is selected on the Storyboard.
Video Effects button Video Effects Use this button to edit a video effect applied directly on the main video. This button is only available if a video clip with an applied effect is selected on the Storyboard.
Transition button Transition Use this button to edit the selected transition duration. This button is only available if a transition is selected on the Storyboard.
Timeline button Timeline Use this button to switch to the Timeline view.
Volume and balance button Volume and Balance Use this button to open the Volume and Balance window and adjust these audio settings.

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