Work area

The work area is the part of the duration of a composition that is rendered for previews or final output. In the Timeline panel, the work area appears in a lighter shade of gray.

  • To set the work area start time or end time to the current time, press B (begin) or N (end), respectively.
  • To set the work area, move the start and end work area markers in the time ruler.
    Work area markers indicate the composition duration rendered for previews or final output.

  • To move the work area, drag the center of the work area bar left or right.
    Dragging center of work area bar to move work area

  • To expand the work area to the size of the composition, double-click the center of the work area bar.