Video Project Settings

In the Video project settings, you can define the video output, determine the video sound output, and offset the video from the project.

Figure. Video pane of the Score project settings.
To open the Video project settings
Do one of the following:
  • Choose File > Project Settings > Video (or use the Open Video Project Settings key command, default assignment:  Option-V).

  • Click the Settings button in the Arrange toolbar, then choose Video from the pop-up menu.

  • Control-click the Movie window, then choose Video project settings.

  • External Video Output checkbox: Select to turn on external video output to your video monitor.
  • Movie Start field: You can enter the SMPTE offset value directly in the Movie Start field. This is independent of the SMPTE offset for the project. This allows you to work from bar one (1 1 1 1 in the Transport bar), even if the video time code—at a particular point in the video—is several minutes into the movie file. Put simply, this makes your life easier when creating a soundtrack for all, or part of, a movie file. You can fine-tune the offset of internal and external video in Video preferences, which affect global projects. (See Video Preferences in Logic Express.)
  • Movie Volume slider: Sets the level of the video file audio track.
  • Follow Tempo checkbox: Select to make the QuickTime movie run at the chosen tempo value (see Basis Tempo field below) until it receives a tempo change message from the Tempo track.
  • Basis Tempo field: Set a tempo value for the QuickTime movie.