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Timeline and Expanding

Why doesn't clicking the (+) (expand timeline) button centre around the current Timeline Pointer?
I select a point on the Timeline that I am interested in (my projects are in excess of 10 minutes so the Timeline thumbnails are quite small). I then click (+) to zoom in but it is not centring on the selected point., making navigation within the Timeline to do critical work (changing image size, position 'text boxes' etc)
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  • Hi Laurie-

    Which Nero version are you using?

    I have an hour long video on the timeline. I place the red positioning line at the 1 minute mark. When I click on the + button, the view on the timeline expands but 1 minute is still shown as the position of the red positioning line in the time scale. Note that you can manually move the slider to rapidly zoom in or out.
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  • Laurie,

    A workaround for this issue would be to:



    See this YouTube video:

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  • Yeah, now place your marker at, say 7 minutes and zoom in 2 or 3 steps...
    As there is a video to 'regain cursor AFTER zoom' it is obvious there is a bug.
    Same thing goes for when you have a fairly dense timeline displayed and you want to select a specific image.... the timeline automatically snaps to the start or the end of the image and not the middle. That may be fine when you have just images, but as soon as you add transitions, then you are uncertain as to which image is actually been selected.
    So once again we are left with workarounds and compromises. A few minutes effort by the programming team and they would soon have an incredibly powerful and user-friendly package, but no, they would rather add a new gimmick. This is what annoys me about upgrades and new releases.... they always add a new feature but never address the fundamentals..
    Oh well, enough griping for today
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  • Are you creating a slide show in Make Advanced Movie? If so, I don't see the problem and don't understand the comment about the positioning line snapping to the start or end. If you click on the time scale where you want the positioning line, it will go there. As to selecting the slide, I created a slide show of about 3 or 4 minutes using the default photos and default setting of 2 seconds. I then added transitions to each one. I left the length of transitions to the default 4 seconds. I then zoomed the time line as you mentioned. Here's what I see-



    Maybe you can provide a screenshot of what you're talking about.
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  • As soon as you zoom in a bit and the images become wide enough, then yes it is no problem selecting any point on the timeline.
    I am looking at the situation where you have a large portion (or all of) the timeline in view at once. The images are so small that the timeline snaps to the start/end. The attached shows the timeline at the start of the image although I clicked in the centre (where the dotted line is).
    Maybe this is an occassion where I need to accept that I have to part-zoom before selecting an image. It would just be nice that if I click (literally' on the centre of an image (or text) that the cursor 'went there'. Moving the timeline seems the only option. i would have thought that clicking anywhere on an object would at least bring the properties box up for it, having the timeline marker go with it would be nice
    • To see the properties of something, you must have the Effect Palette open and the positioning line over the object of your attention.

      If you clicked on the dotted line after you zoomed the timeline, I don't know why the positioning line didn't go there. I doubt you would be able to precisely click on the position in the view you show.
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  • Laurie,

    Another YouTube video demonstrating using the keyboard to position the cursor:

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