Overview of the Multitake Editor

You can think of the Multitake Editor as a simplified multitrack Timeline that is focused entirely on the contents of a single multitake clip. In the Multitake Editor, you can audition and choose which take will be used for each section of dialogue. The top row in the Multitake Editor is the comp (or composite) track. This track represents a combination of all of the edits that you make in the Multitake Editor. The other tracks represent individual takes. You use the Blade tool to split the takes into regions. Use the Selection tool to select the active take for each region. Use transition points to adjust the timing and to create crossfades between the selected portions of takes.

Figure. Multitake Editor tab, showing Solo button, Selection tool, Blade tool, Scrub tool, Comp track, Take tracks, Snapping button, Snap To pop-up menu, Track Height buttons, and Zoom slider.
Figure. Multitake Editor detail showing Selection tool, Blade tool, Scrub tool, Arm for Recording Button, and Add/Remove Take buttons.
Figure. Multitake Editor detail showing Snapping button, Zoom slider, Track Height control, and Snap To pop-up menu.

You can also record audio directly into the Multitake Editor. For more information, see Recording into the Multitake Editor.

Note: When a multitake clip is displayed in the Multitake Editor, the Action Insert bar is moved to the top of the Actions list. When you deselect the clip or you click a different tab, the Action Insert bar is restored to its original position. For more information about the Actions tab, see Working with Actions.