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Edit Window

  • Edit Window: The edit window provides a timeline display of audio, MIDI data, video and mixer automation for recording, editing and arranging tracks.
  • Edit Tools: The edit tools are used to select, move, trim and otherwise modify clips in PT.
  • Zoomer Tool: Use the zoomer tool to zoom in and out of a particular area within the track.
  • Trim Tool: Use trim tool to excess audio, MIDI or video content from beginning or end of a continuous section of a clip.
  • Selector Tool: Use the selector tool to position the playback cursor or to select an area in a track for playing or editing.
  • Selector Tool: Selects horizontally and vertically, allowing selections across multiple tracks in a single operation.
  • Grabber Tool: Use grabber tool to select an entire clip with single mouse click, to move clips along the Timeline within their current tracks, and move clips between tracks.
  • Scrubber Tool: Use the Scrubber tool to scrub slowly across audio tracks in the editing window to find a particular moment or audio event.
  • Pencil Tool: You can use the pencil tool to destructively redraw waveform data. We can use for automation as well as writing or editing MIDI data.
  • Smart Tool: Use the smart tool to provide instant access to the Selector, Grabber & Trim Tools as well as creating crossfades.
  • Edit Modes: Pt has four edit modes: Shuffle, Slip, Spot & Grid. The edit mode affects the movement and placement of audio clips, MIDI clips, notes & video clips.

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Edit Window 0:29
  • Edit Tools 3:20
  • Edit Modes 22:08
  • Time Scales & Rulers 32:12
  • Ruler Views 33:53
  • Other Controls 45:09