Edit: I can now provide images. Also, Aaron's obviously on a Mac, whereas I'm on Windows.

Good day,

The title gives most of the relevant information. Maybe these data are, as well:

  • Photoshop is build 19.1.6, if that makes a difference
  • I'm running on Windows 10, on a desktop computer

So, I get these notches/fenceposts that show at regular intervals on the Timeline, but neither frame counts nor timecode shows on them.

I'm a technical writer who's fairly new to PS, although an enthusiastic learner. HOWEVER...I have an absolute wizard in-house with me—15 years of experience. He doesn't have a lot of experience with editing video in PS, but he can't figure it out, either.

Between the two of us, we've looked at every setting that we think could be relevant, and nada.

I have already Googled. Any and all suggestions are welcome, though.

Thank you,

CoolWahad My timeline (Photoshop CC 2018 on WIndows 10

Aaron Nace's timeline in his PS video-editing videos on YouTube (Branded PhLearn)

  • I can't launch CC2019 at the moment.. but have you checked the Timeline Panel options?
    – Scott
    Jun 25, 2019 at 17:32
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    Don't use photoshop for video editing, there are better tools in the Adobe package for that.
    – Luciano
    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:56
  • @Scott, I have checked those options. I can change it to either Frame Number or Timecode, and I see some visual changes from that. Status bar-ish thing in lower left switches back and forth from frames to timecode. It's in the top area, same area where the scrub dragger is (best name I can give it, sorry, don't know if there's a better name) that I'm not seeing what I see in the PHLearn video. On the "fenceposts," he's got indications of time, or frames. I just have the fenceposts. They delineate regular divisions, but what's each one's value? It's not one second, in timecode mode.
    – CoolWahad
    Jun 26, 2019 at 20:27
  • @Luciano, 1) One of our corporate values is "Spend money like it's your own," 2) I don't need anything that fancy, and 3) That's another app to learn. I'm just after a bit more customizability for some short video segments on what are, for now, internal-only pages. I've been uploading to Adobe Spark, to edit a bit and do titling, but the free version is quite limited. Not gonna pay for the upgrade.
    – CoolWahad
    Jun 26, 2019 at 20:32
  • Ah, it's more clear now. You don't see the timecodes on any timeline zoom levels? What's project FPS? Jun 27, 2019 at 17:31

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A screenshot of your setup would be helpful because I don't think there's an option to hide it and it's quite visible. It should be here:

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And in the Panel Options you can set it to display time code or frame number.

  • I will add screenshots, soon. it had occurred to me even before I posted that pictures would be very useful, in this situation.
    – CoolWahad
    Jun 26, 2019 at 20:34

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