Sequence

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Sequence

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The Sequence tab displays the timeline for the Sequence that is selected in the "Sequence" folder in the Project tab. It allows to store containers with keys for the Devices seen in the Device Tree and also other timeline elements like cues.

Overview

This illustration shows the most important Sequence items. One of the following chapter explains how to program and work on the timeline.

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Zooming

To zoom in/out the Sequence:
- press +/- on your main keyboard or
- click on the zoom tool (magnifying glass icons) on top of the Devices tab or
- hold the [Shift] key and left-click in the time bar (just above the timeline) and move the mouse up and down

Play/Pause/Stop

To start/pause the Sequence, press the space button on your keyboard or use the Sequence control buttons Play, Stop and Pause on top of the Devices tab.

Navigation

- Navigate through the Sequence by dragging the Nowpointer (blue vertical line) on the time bar.
- You can also enter the desired time code on top of the Devices Tab. The time code format is hours:minutes:seconds:frames but you can also just enter type the last numbers, e.g. "409" to get 00:00:04:09. You can also enter "++200" to jump 2 seconds ahead. If you have a numeric keypad, the [+] and [-] key activate the field to enter the time code directly.
- Use [Ctrl] and the [arrow right or left] key to jump from key to key (including the clip borders).
- Use [Ctrl + Alt + right or left arrow] to jump from cue to cue

The chapter Keyboard Shortcuts lists all available shortcuts for Pandoras Box.

The next chapters:
- explain the commands in the Sequence Button Bar and right-click menues
- tell you the most important things you need to know when programming and working on the timeline
- for advanced users - give a closer look how to set up the underlying principle of value tracking (i.e. how default values are enforced or not enforced when no keys are set)

If you select a Sequence in the Project tab (from the "Sequences" folder), you will see the Sequence Inspector, which options are described here.
There is also a Sequence Control tab, and a Sequence section in the Configuration tab. seq