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The section "Sequence" in the Configuration tab enables you to set up (initial) properties of timeline specific elements like the sequence itself, container, cues and others.

configuration_sequence_sequenceSequence Initial Values

- Framerate
- Length
- Auto Scroll
- Enforce Defaults
Enter the properties that should be applied as soon as a new sequence is added to the project. For more information about these and other sequence settings see the Sequence Inspector.


- Overlapped Clips Resolution Mode
When a container is being copied (or dragged) to a time where another container already exists there is a conflict. With the options from the drop-down menu you can decide how this conflict should be resolved.
- Show warning with option to cancel: A pop-up warns about the container overlap. You can choose to cut the existing container or to cancel the action.
- Cancel operation: The action that would lead to the overlap will simply not be executed. This is the same result as choosing "Cancel" in the above mentioned pop-up.
- The existing container will be cut at the beginning and/ or end of the pasted container. This is the same result as choosing "Ok" in the above mentioned pop-up.

- Trim / Split adds Keys at Clip border
When you trim a container or split it, per default a new key is added at the new container end. Image, that you have a container with a value fade from 0 to 255. If you split the container in the middle, a key with value 125 is added to new clip borders. Uncheck this option if these keys should not be generated automatically.

- Warn when clip drag would lead to a change of layer type
Since version 5.5 containers can be dragged from one layer to another. When a container is dragged to a different layer type (that does not share the same parameters as the original layer) its borders turn red and a dialog pops up that warns you about the parameter key loss and needs to be confirmed. If you like to deactivate this additional dialog, untick this check box.

configuration_sequence_clip-02Clip Initial Values

- Clip Duration for duration-less Resources
Images, meshes and other resources do not have a duration like videos. However, if you drag them onto a device in the timeline, they create a container that needs to have a duration. Per default, this container is 10 seconds long. If you like to change this for all new containers, enter a new time. For 5 seconds you can enter "5:00" or simply "500".

- Lock to Time
- Pre Roll
Enter the properties that should be applied as soon as a new clip / container is added to the timeline. For more information about these and other clip settings see the Clip Inspector.


- Auto-Increase Cue Number
When checked, the Cue Number will automatically increase when the next cue is created. When unchecked, all cues will be created with ID 0 and can be edited later on.

- Show Cue ID
Per default the ID from a cue is shown in front of its name. If you like to see the name only, untick this check box.

- Initial Values
-- Mode
Choose whether a newly created key should be a Play-key or another mode.

-- Wait Time
If you generate a Wait-key it has a default Wait time of 2 seconds. If you like to change this for all new Wait-keys, enter a new time. For 5 seconds you can enter "5:00" or simply "500".



Key Initial Values

- Generate Opacity Keys (in new Clips)
This takes place when a container is created:
- when saving active values
- dragging media files from the Project tab directly in the Sequence
- right-clicking in a parameter track to create a key

Choose with the drop-down menus whether you want to have automatically created Opacity and / or Volume keys in new containers. You can choose to have
- a single key for a constant value
- two keys for a fade in (the maximum value for the fade is either 100% or the active value
- two keys for a fade out
- four keys for a fade in and out
- no key at all

The Fade Time can be entered in the format H:MM:SS:FF or SFF, e.g. "100" equals 1 second