Community member Paul Maunder has started to make Pro Tools tutorials initially to help his students at SSR and he has agreed we can share them with the community. This first video is an overview of the clip snapping shortcuts available in Pro Tools.
These allow the start, end or sync point of a clip on the timeline to be snapped to the current cursor location by clicking on the clip whilst holding hold an appropriate modifier key. In this video we also look at a second family of snapping commands which are accessible by holding down the Command key while right clicking on a clip.
Snap clip start to cursor:
- Control click (Mac)
- Start click (Windows)
Snap clip end to cursor:
- Control + Command click (Mac)
- Control + Start click (Windows)
Snap clip sync point to cursor:
- Control + Shift click (Mac)
- Start + Shift click (Windows)
More On Paul Maunder
After initially starting his career producing radio commercials, Paul went on to design and run a post-production studio, working on corporate videos and TV programmes.
A professional sound engineer/video editor and a certificated Pro Tools expert in post production sound, Paul is at home in the studio and enjoys 15 years experience in the creative environment. Excellence comes as standard, but perfection is always Paul's key-motivation. Outside of the studio, he also works on location heading up film shoots. In his spare time, Paul helps others progress their knowledge and careers through an involvement with the UK's leading sound engineering school SSR in Manchester.
A former SSR student himself, Paul teaches on their post production modules, and is also an Avid Certified Instructor for Pro Tools.
Across the course of his career, Paul has worked with many TV and radio presenters including Sir Trevor McDonald, Dermot O’Leary, Vinnie Jones and Fern Cotton. With more than 15 years of experience working in post-production, Paul is able to offer his students a real insight into what it’s like to work in the industry, both in terms of meeting client deadlines and working to broadcast standards.