Spotting Clips to the Timeline

Soundtrack Pro allows you to easily spot clips to the Timeline. You can spot clips to the playhead location or you can spot clips to the Timeline based on timecode information inherent in the clip or that you enter in the Spot to Timecode dialog.

To spot a clip to the playhead
  1. Position the playhead where you would like to spot the clip.

  2. Select the track on which you would like to spot the clip.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Select the clip in the Timeline or one of the Soundtrack Pro media tabs (such as the Bin, Browser, Favorites, or Search tab), then choose Clip > Spot to Playhead, or press Command–Backslash (\).

    • Control-click the clip in the Timeline or in one of the Soundtrack Pro media tabs (such as the Bin, Browser, Favorites, or Search tab), then choose Spot to Playhead from the shortcut menu.

    The clip is moved or added to the Timeline at the specified playhead location.

To spot a clip to the Timeline using timecode
  1. Select the track on which you would like to spot the clip.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Select the clip in one of the Soundtrack Pro media tabs (such as the Bin, Browser, Favorites, or Search tab), then choose Clip > Spot to Timeline, or press Command–Shift–Backslash (\).

    • Control-click the clip in one of the Soundtrack Pro media tabs (such as the Bin, Browser, Favorites, or Search tab), then choose Spot to Timeline from the shortcut menu.

      The Spot to Timeline dialog appears.

      Figure. Spot to Timeline dialog.
  3. Do one of the following:

    • Select Use Embedded Timecode if the clip contains timecode intended to place it in the proper location in the Timeline.

    • Enter the target Timeline timecode location.

  4. Click Spot.

    The clip is added to the Timeline at the specified timecode location.