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Controlling playbackVideo playback, import, and export ► Using the Video Thumbnails pane

At the top of the Track view in SONAR is the Video Thumbnails pane, which displays individual frames of your video at certain time intervals of your project. The time interval between displayed frames is determined by the zoom level you choose. If you zoom in far enough, you can view each individual frame of your video.
Note 1: If you’re playing back a highly compressed movie (not many keyframes in the file), it can take about a minute to redraw video thumbnails when you’re playing the movie or resizing a window.
Note 2: Some Windows Media videos do not report their frame rate to SONAR. SONAR can play these files, but cannot create thumbnails from them, so no thumbnails appear in the Thumbnail pane.
A. Show/hide frame numbers button B. Show/hide thumbnails button C. Video track strip D. Splitter bar E. Frame number
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The video track strip at the top of the Track pane has display fields for Video File Name, Start Time, Trim-In Time, Trim-Out Time, Duration, and Current Frame, as well as a toggle buttons to show/hide the thumbnails (without hiding the Video Thumbnails pane), and to show/hide frame numbers on individual frames. You can edit the Start Time, Trim-in Time, and Trim-Out Time fields.
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The Video Thumbnails pane zooms horizontally when you use the standard Track view commands for horizontal zooming. You control the height of the Video Thumbnails pane by dragging the splitter bar up or down that’s at the bottom of the Video Thumbnails pane.
Do one of the following:
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Click the Track view View menu and choose Video Thumbnail Show/Hide.
Do one of the following:
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Click the Show/Hide Thumbnails button in the Video Thumbnail track strip.
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In the video track strip, click the Show/Hide Frame Numbers button .
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In the video track strip, click the Start field, type a new number in Measure/Beat/Tick format, and press ENTER. The start time is the time in your SONAR project at which your video starts to play.
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In the video track strip, click the Trim-In field, type a new number in SMPTE format, and press ENTER (you can press the SPACEBAR instead of typing colons, if you want, and you can type single zeros instead of double zeros). The Trim-In time is the time in your video file at which you want to start video playback.
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In the video track strip, click the Trim-Out field, type a new number in SMPTE format, and press ENTER (you can press the SPACEBAR instead of typing colons, if you want, and you can type single zeros instead of double zeros). The Trim-Out time is the time in your video file at which you want to stop video playback.

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