Move Current Time Indicator by One Frame?

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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In the Premiere timeline, it is possible to move the current time indicator a single frame by pressing the left arrow or right arrow key.

 

I was wondering if there is some way to move the indicator by a single frame in the After Effects timeline. The arrow keys don’t do that in AE. Yet, I find that feature highly useful when I need precision (e.g., placing keyframes at a particular location, making a cut at just the right frame, etc.). And it can be easier to “nudge” the current time indicator in this way than to type a time into the field at the upper-left of the timeline panel.

 

Is there a way to do that?

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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Hi The Mavo,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

You can move the CTI frame by frame with the Page Up (backward) and Page Down (forwards) keys.

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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On macOS you can do this by pressing Cmd + arrow -> or arrow <-
I suppose that in Windows you can make the same but replacing the Cmd by the Ctrl.

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The Keyboard Visualizer includes Commands to move the CTI back/forward in increments of 1 frame or 10 frames. The Command names to look for are Go Back/Forward 1 Frame and Go Back/Forward 10 Frames.Similarly, you can move selected layer(s) and KFs back/forward by the same amounts with similarly named Commands, in the Keyboard Visualizer.I use them daily cos they're exceptionally usefu

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