Editing: Tips & Tricks – Moving Audio & Snapping

Video Review – Details you want to know

Where do you find the Snapping options/setup?

“Snap” has two settings areas in the top center/right, a dropdown with options, and an on/off toggle.

Snap type: Which snap style do we want on? (Dropdown with options)

Snap toggle: Is snap currently On or Off? (Blue when “On”)

How do you temporarily toggle snap on/off if you’re already dragging audio? (2:23)

Start dragging audio, hold down the “Shift” key and it toggles the existing Toggle “on/off” setting.  (AKA “Temporary Snap toggle”)

In other words (stating the obvious):
If Snap is “On”, it toggles it Off while Shift is pressed.

If Snap is “Off”, it toggles it On while Shift is pressed.

Bonus: Standard visuals for tools “On” (blue) in top toolbar? (4:28)

Visual “On” icons in top toolbar (Standard starting setup)

“3-1-2” (Three, one, two)

3 icons blue, a set off, Robo-guy ON (one icon), a set turned off (gray), then Ripple Edit and Autoscroll “on” (blue)

That’s the visuals for our “standard” setup, however, there are times when other options might be on for some valid working cases.

This visual applies when Snap is toggled OFF.
If you had Snap on, it would change to 3-1-3. Either way, you should notice the patterns, know how it looks when in YOUR standard case.

How do I snap to a specific time marks? (5:21)

You might want an Event (audio) to end at 30, 60 seconds, or some other specific timing. Snap makes that easy.

Turn on the “Snap to Grid” style, and S1 will snap to an invisible grid, which is either the white hash marks on the TimeLine (above our audio) or fractions of them. (Depends on your Zoom level.)

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