Clips are displayed as rectangles in the Clips pane. Their position and length show you at a glance their starting times and lengths. You can control four aspects of their appearance:
Color. By default, each track’s clips are drawn in a different color. The clip colors restart at the tenth track. You can customize the default colors of clips in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Color, or change the color of any individual clip in the Clip Properties Inspector.
Name. You can also assign each clip a descriptive name, which is displayed in the upper-left corner of the clip.
Contents. At your option, clips can be displayed with a graphical representation of the events in the clip. The effect is slightly different for MIDI and audio information.A. A MIDI clip shows each event; by looking at the clips, you can “see” the notes that are being played B. An audio clip shows the actual waveform C. Controller or automation data are also displayedTo inspect the clip contents more closely, use the zoom tools to increase the size in which clips are displayed. Note that displaying the contents of each clip makes your computer work a little harder. As a result, if your computer has an older, slower CPU you may want to turn off the display of clip contents.:Figure 852. Zoom controls.A. Zoom Clips pane out vertically B. Vertical Zoom fader for Clips pane C. Zoom Clips pane in vertically D. Zoom Bus pane out vertically E. Vertical Zoom fader for Bus pane F. Zoom Bus pane in vertically G. Zoom in horizontally H. Horizontal zoom fader I. Zoom out horizontallyAudio and MIDI clips show various information at the top of each clip. A standard clip shows only the clip name, while clips that have been modified in various ways show additional information.Figure 853. Clip header indicators.A. Clip group number B. Clip name C. Indicators (FX, AudioSnap, Follow Project Tempo, Stretch, V-Vocal, MIDI editor) D. Clip data (audio waveform or MIDI data)
Table 129. Clip header indicators To globally hide the clip headers, click the Track view View menu, point to Display, and select Maximize Waveform Height. When this options is enabled, the waveform display spans the full height of clips.
Note: When Maximize Waveform Height is enabled, the top half of the clip is used for dragging it around instead of the header. The bottom half is used for time selection and for adjusting clip gain (while pressing the CTRL key).Do one of the following:
Do one of the following:
Zoom command keyboard shortcuts:
1. Click the Track view Options menu and choose Mouse Wheel Zoom Options.
2. Select the intensity of the Zoom effect in Zoom Factor by using the spinners or manually entering a value.
4. Check or uncheck Simultaneous Vertical and Horizontal Zoom.The default is for Simultaneous Vertical and Horizontal Zoom to be checked. If you uncheck it, Fast Zoom exhibits the following behaviors.
5. Click OK.
1. Click the Track view View menu, point to Display and choose Display Clip Names to show clip names, or leave it unchecked to hide clip names.
2. Click the Track view View menu, point to Display and choose Display Clip Contents to show clip contents, or leave it unchecked to hide clip content.
2. Open the Clip Properties Inspector and show the Properties section.Figure 854. The Clip Properties Inspector.You can also rename a single clip by right-clicking the clip and selecting Rename Clip on the context menu.
Tip: To copy track names to clips in corresponding tracks, select the clips you want to rename, then click the Track view Tracks menu and select Copy Track Name(s) to Clip Name(s).
2. Open the Clip Properties Inspector and show the Properties section.Figure 855. The Clip Properties Inspector.
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