Show or hide onscreen controls

The onscreen controls for transitions appear when a transition is selected. The onscreen controls for clip effects appear when an effect is selected, or when the playhead is positioned over a clip or title in the Timeline that has a video effect applied. You can also show or hide the onscreen controls.

Note: Onscreen controls are always hidden when you play clips in the Timeline.

Show or hide a transition’s onscreen controls

  • To show the transition’s onscreen controls: Select the transition in the Timeline.

  • To hide the transition’s onscreen controls: Deselect the transition in the Timeline.

Show or hide a clip effect’s onscreen controls

  • To show the effect’s onscreen controls: Position the playhead over a clip with the effect, or select the clip with the effect in the Timeline, and then select the effect in either the Video Animation Editor or the Video inspector.

  • To hide the effect’s onscreen controls: Deselect the clip with the effect in the Timeline, or deselect the effect in the Video Animation Editor or Video inspector.

Note: If a clip contains multiple effects that use onscreen controls, only the topmost effect’s onscreen controls appear when the playhead is positioned over the clip.