Using the Time Display and Time Ruler with Video

When you import a video file into a Soundtrack Pro project, the Time display and Time ruler adjust to show the timecode format of the video. The Time display and Time ruler can display time in seconds, frames, drop frames, or non-drop frames. You can choose the format for timecode display, and can set the video frame rate for projects not containing a video file. You can also set the default frame rate for new projects in the Project Preferences pane.

To choose the units shown in the Time display and Time ruler
  • Choose View > Time Ruler Units, then choose a time format from the submenu.

To choose the video frame rate for projects not containing a video file
  1. Choose View > Time Ruler Units > Set Video Frame Rate.

  2. In the dialog that appears, choose a frame rate from the Frame Rate pop-up menu.

Figure. Multitrack Timeline showing frame rate in the Time display, and the same units in the Time ruler.

For more information on the Time ruler, see Using the Time Ruler.