Scrolling in Pro Tools Is something most of us set and forget. In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Avid, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates some techniques which might encourage people who use Page or Continuous Scroll to switch it off altogether.
Scrolling Options In Pro Tools 2018.7
In 2018.7 it is now possible to change scrolling options during playback, not a big deal but useful and something you might not think to try unless you knew it had changed.
Manually Centre The Playhead
Continuous scrolling tends to be difficult to watch unless your computer is very powerful in terms of its graphical performance. To achieve smooth continuous scrolling necessarily involves redrawing the screen continuously. Page Scrolling is a sensible compromise but can be annoying, particularly when editing during playback. Using the shortcut down arrow and right arrow centres the playback cursor on the screen. This is a clever combination of two well known shortcuts.
Mouse users can gain control of scrolling and zooming using the mouse wheel with modifiers.
Scroll To Track
While not exactly the same kind of Scrolling, Scroll to Track, introduced in Pro Tools 12.8.2 offers a useful extra method for navigating large sessions
See these features in action in the free video tutorial.