Adding Assets to the Timeline Adding Assets to the Timeline

Adding Assets to the Timeline

You can begin programming content by selecting assets from the Asset Panel below the Timeline, to the left. See also Introduction to the Asset Panel.

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Once you select an asset by clicking on the title or the asset handle at left, you can drag it to the desired future start time and drop it into the Timeline. You will not be able to add content that begins in the past, or assets that have a duration of five or fewer seconds. Once you have programmed an asset in the Timeline, we will refer to it as an Item. 

You may also drag an asset from the Asset Panel or the timeline, and drop it between two other assets or on top of another asset. This will give you three options:

  • Push-Out: Pushes all content out on the timeline after the drop point. If this drop point is in the middle of another asset, that asset is split at the drop point.
  • Overwrite: Overwrites all the content under the dropped asset at the drop point. If the beginning or end of the dropped asset is in the middle of another asset, that asset is split at the drop point or end point.
  • Drop Into Gap: When an asset is dropped into a gap on the timeline and the asset is longer than the gap, the Push-out UX button will appear. Clicking this button allows you to push content at the end of the gap to start at the end of the new asset.

The start and end times of your programmed item will automatically appear when you hover over the item, or if you select “Inspect”. Selecting “Inspect” or the programmed item will pull up the item details in the Inspector Panel below the Timeline, to the right. You can unselect an item by clicking anywhere outside the item block.

Add multiple assets to the Timeline by following the same steps. Newly programmed items will automatically “snap” to align with existing items or hash marks. You can use the Zoom Tool for more granular programming. See also Zoom Granularity.

For information on editing programmed assets (track items), continue to Editing Items in the Timeline

Note: You will not be able to schedule content that is past the Disable At date in the CMS. For example, if you have an item that will be disabled on June 21st in the CMS and your channel is set to start running on June 22nd, you will not be able to schedule this item.