Creating Tracks

There are several methods you can use to create a track. Once it has been created, you can open it in the Track Editor, using the controls there and in the Track Inspector to configure it.

By default, a new project contains one menu and one track. Depending on your project, you will probably want to add additional tracks. There are several ways to add a track to your project.

To create a track
Do one of the following:
  • Drag a video asset or a video/audio asset pair to the Menu Editor and choose an option that creates a new track from the Drop Palette. You can drag the assets from the Assets tab, the Palette, or a Finder window. See Options in the Drop Palette for Standard Menus and Options in the Drop Palette for Layered Menus for details on the options in the Menu Editor’s Drop Palette.

    In all cases, a track is created with the video placed in the V1 stream and the audio (if used) placed in the A1 stream. The track has the same name as the video asset.

  • Drag a video asset or a video/audio asset pair to an empty area of the Outline or Graphical tab. You can also drag the assets to the disc name or the Tracks heading.

    In all cases, a track is created with the video placed in the V1 stream and the audio (if used) placed in the A1 stream. The track has the same name as the video asset.

    Dragging a video or video/audio asset pair to an existing track in the Outline or Graphical tab appends the assets to the track’s existing assets.

  • Convert a slideshow to a track. The still images and audio are added to the track’s V1 and A1 streams. See Converting a Slideshow to a Track for slideshow details.

  • Click Add Track in the toolbar. Each track created this way is empty.

  • Press Command-Control-T. This also creates an empty track.