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The Current Time Indicator

The Current Time Indicator (CTI) is a blue triangular indicator which shows you where you are in the timeline. CTIs are used in several different panels.

In the main timeline panel the CTI appears with a vertical red line overlaid on the sequence tracks, as illustrated below. This CTI is linked to the program monitor panel — the monitor shows the same frame as the CTI. When you play the sequence you'll see the CTI moving from left to right across the timeline.

Current Time Indicator in the main timeline

CTIs also appear in other panels including the Preview Monitor, Program Monitor and Effect Controls panel.

Current Time Indicators in the Program Monitor and Effects Controls Panel

Many tasks depend on the position of the CTI, for example:

Repositioning the Current Time Indicator

You can move the CTI using any of the following methods:

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