A heads-up display (HUD) is a semitransparent floating window with controls and displays that you can use to accomplish specific tasks. All of these windows float over the main Soundtrack Pro window. As you work, you can position HUDs anywhere on the screen.

To display a HUD
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Window > HUDs, then choose Sound Palette, Timecode, or Multipoint Video from the submenu.

  • To display the Sound Palette HUD, press Command-Shift-C.

  • To display the Multipoint Video HUD, press V.

To close a HUD
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Window > HUDs, then choose a HUD with a checkmark next to it from the submenu.

  • Click the close box on the HUD.

Sound Palette HUD

You can use the Sound Palette HUD to lift attributes from selections in the Timeline and apply them to one or more clips (or regions of clips). For more information on the Sound Palette HUD, see The Lift and Stamp Tools and the Sound Palette.

Figure. Sound Palette HUD.

Timecode HUD

The resizable Timecode HUD makes reading current timecode very easy, particularly from a distance. You can also use the Timecode HUD to navigate in the Timeline or the File Editor by dragging the displayed hours, minutes, seconds, or frames up or down. The Timecode HUD displays timecode with subframe accuracy.

Figure. Timecode HUD.

Multipoint Video HUD

You can use the resizable Multipoint Video HUD as a visual guide for precisely spotting (placing) sound effects and other audio clips to specific frames of a video program. For more information on the Multipoint Video HUD, see Scrubbing and Spotting with the Multipoint Video HUD.

Figure. Multipoint Video HUD.