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Dialog box reference ► Fit to Time dialog

The Process > Fit to Time command opens the Fit to Time dialog box, which you can use to stretch or shrink a selection so that it ends at a specific time, expressed in either measure:beat:tick (MBT) or hours:minutes:seconds:frames (SMPTE) format. This command gives you a choice of modifying the events or modifying the underlying tempo. This is useful when you want to alter a portion of a project to have an exact length. The start time of the selection does not change, but the end time is altered as necessary to fit the required time interval.
The Fit to Time dialog box has the following fields:
This field lists the beginning location of the selection (the From value), and the ending location of the selection (the Thru value). You can toggle between MBT format and SMPTE format by clicking the Format button.
Enter a value into the New Thru field of the new location where you want the selection to end.
Tempo Map. Choose this option to change only the tempo(s) of the selection, leaving note durations and their relationships to bar lines unchanged.
Event Times. Choose this option to change the starting and ending times of all events in the selection, leaving the tempo(s) unchanged. This option is not available if any selected data contains a Groove clip.
Stretch Audio. Choose this option to cause any audio data in the selection to stretch or shrink to fit the new end time. This option has no effect on Groove clips.
Type (disabled unless Stretch Audio is checked). Choose options based on the source material: single voice or instrument versus a group of instruments (ensemble or polyphonic), and how long you want to wait for processing to finish: better quality can take a long time if you’re processing several tracks.
Click the Format button to toggle between display in MBT time and SMPTE time formats.
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