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Avid Express Pro Basics

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If you are new to Avid Express Pro or a seasoned veteran, it is always a good idea to go back to the basics and review what is important. When you are editing in the timeline you often need to find the very beginning or the very ending of an edit point. There are two ways to go about this with the mouse and keyboard or just with keyboard shortcut. This is one of those very rare times when I prefer the mouse to the keyboard shortcut in Avid Express Pro. To use the mouse and keyboard you simply Cntrl+click near the transition and it will snap the head of the frame. If you want to find the tail of a frame simply Ctrl+Alt+click near the end of the transition. The second way to accurately find the head or tail is to use the keyboard shortcuts. Use Q to go to the in and W to find the tail of the transition. It appears the keyboard shortcut would be much faster and easier. This is true if you have only one video track or at least one video track selected. We all edit in a multiple track world so it will snap to the next edit point regardless of track. The great thing about using your mouse and keyboard is you can move your mouse to the exact location in the timeline and it will not be track sensitive. This may seem to be very simple but it is much more accurate and for once the mouse is mightier than the keyboard shortcut.

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Disabling Single Clips was the previous entry in this blog.

Setting An Audio Input in the Voiceover Tool is the next entry in this blog.

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