Viewing a Clip’s Properties
When you select a clip in one of the Track Editor’s video or audio streams, the Clip Inspector
To accommodate the additional settings used to configure transitions, the Clip Inspector
used for still clips contains two tabs: General and Transition. The General tab contains
the same information and settings as with video clips. See
Using Still Clip Transitions
information on the Transition tab.
Note: Selecting a clip in a subtitle stream opens the Subtitle Inspector. See
for information on subtitles.
The Clip Inspector shows information about both the clip and the stream.
Settings at the top of the Inspector
• Name: Enter a name for the clip. This name applies to the clip in this track’s timeline
only—it does not affect the asset’s name in the Assets tab.
• Asset: Shows the clip’s actual filename.
• Est. Size: Shows how much disc space this clip requires.
Clip Information and Settings
• Start: Shows the clip’s start time in the stream.
Creating and Editing Tracks
• Clip Start Trim: Choose the part of the asset that the clip should use. Enter an amount
of time by which to trim the clip’s beginning. This affects the clip’s overall length. When
you enter a new Clip Start Time, the clip repositions itself on the timeline so that it
begins at the same time, with the clip’s end moving to its new position.
• Duration: Shows the clip’s length. You can enter a new length to trim the end of the
Note: When you import a QuickTime asset that contains both video and audio, you
may find that their durations, as shown in the Clip Inspector, do not match exactly. This
is often due to the DVD-Video specification’s frame rate for the supported audio formats
not dividing evenly into the video frame rate. This does not affect the lip sync between
the audio and video streams or their playback and is purely cosmetic.
• Asset Start Timestamp: Displays the timecode of the asset’s first frame.
• Bits/Second (Avg.): Shows the clip’s bit rate information.
• Stream Number: Shows the stream’s number.
• Stream Duration: Shows the stream’s length.
• Language: For audio clips only; shows the stream’s language setting. You can choose
a different language from the pop-up menu. The new language is applied to the entire
Setting Stream Properties
for more information.
For video clips only. You can drag the slider under the thumbnail image to scrub through
the clip’s video.