Video editing is a complex task requiring many small details spread over a timeline (temporal activity). Most video editing applications represent this information as a long timeline that the user can scroll through and zoom in and out of. When editing video on a phone or a small tablet, the available visual space on the display is limited, such that editing operations become highly cumbersome. This disclosure describes techniques to break down the timeline of a video editor into smaller segments, each focused on a single shot. The resulting segments are shorter, more contextually clear, and keep the creator focused on one shot at a time. The techniques result in a simpler, more intuitive user experience and enable the creator to be more focused on one task at a time.
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Braunstein, Ariel and Matarese, Nicholas, "Video Editing in Small Segments", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 10, 2021)