Software from the future: live scrubbing

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Someday … software engineers might take a page from the new iMovie playbook and enable some kind of live scrubbing feature. Live scrubbing would be nice in that you wouldn’t have to click and drag to scrub around a clip loaded into a viewing window in your NLE of choice. Ideally it would have some kind of visual indicator that it is enabled:

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By just moving your mouse over the enabled scrub bar you could search around without clicking and dragging. It might not seem like much but scrubbing without having to click and drag just might save some repetitive stress on your mousing hand after years of editing.