A helpful timeline feature is to allow zooming in and out based on the current position of the cursor.
When I am editing in the timeline, I frequently switch between zoomed-in views to make precision cuts, and zoomed-out views to get a macro view of the project. The cursor is always where I want to get more context: to go closer in for a trim or to go a little farther out to see what’s next. However, zooming in and out with the buttons on the bar usually puts my cursor off-screen and I have to grab the scroll bar and find my cursor again. It’s somewhat tedious to zoom, move the scroll bar, zoom, move the scroll bar, and repeat.
This is the bar I mean:
I believe better default behavior is for the zoom to use the cursor position as how the timeline view is positioned. Best case, centering the cursor in the middle of the currenrtly-viewable timeline when clicking zoom is what I want. But even if it’s not centered, it helps to use the cursor as the reference point when zooming.
For me, this mirrors functionality in some professional-grade proprietary editing software and I realized I was missing it once I started to zoom a lot.
This is my first time requesting a feature. Does this seem useful? I’m curious to know if others find zooming in or out on the timeline based on cursor position as helpful or not. I don’t know what workflows from other people looks like.