In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at a very useful combination keystroke which can be used to centre the playhead onscreen and looks at how it works by examining the use of the arrow keys and their role in creating and navigating edit selections.
Edit Selections And Timeline Selections
Most users of Pro Tools work with the edit and timeline selections linked, so much so that many users are unaware that they can be unlinked until the first time they unlink by accident and get some very confusing behaviour.
This keystroke combination relies on linking the timeline selection to the edit selection as the arrow keys can be used to control edit selection, even during playback. If the timeline selection is linked to the edit selection then the arrow keys can be used to control the playhead position.
Using the arrow keys is is possible to centre the playhead onscreen, even when it isn't visible when edit window scrolling is disabled. Find out how by watching this video tutorial.
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