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Clicking through the Tools menu may leave you daunted by the quantity of floating windows in Xpress Pro. To make life a little easier, the application provides the Toolset menu, which offers several default tool/window arrangements designed for particular tasks:

  • Basic (Shift+F7): As discussed earlier in this chapter, this is the traditional arrangement of the Project window, source clip pop-up windows, Timeline, and Composer.

  • Color Correction (Shift+F8): This toolset features a tri-image Composer as well as Xpress Pro's multitab Color Correction window (Figure 2.26).

    Figure 2.26. The default Color Correction toolset.

    (For more information on color correction, see Chapter 10, “Color Correction.”)

  • Source/Record (Shift+F9): As mentioned earlier, this option puts the Composer in dual-display mode.

  • Effects Editing (Shift+F10): This option adds the Effects Editor window to the Basic toolset arrangement. Use this toolset for editing segment and transition effects.

    (For more information on effects editing, see Chapter 9, “Working with Video Effects.”)

  • Audio Editing (Shift+F11): Use this arrangement for monitoring, manipulating, and mixing audio levels and frequencies in a sequence (Figure 2.27).

    Figure 2.27. The default Audio Editing toolset.

    (For more information on audio editing, see Chapter 12, “Working with Audio.”)

  • Capture (Shift+F12): Use this toolset, which features the Capture tool (Figure 2.28), for capturing video or audio from your source tapes onto your hard drives.

    Figure 2.28. The Capture tool.

    (For more information on capturing, see Chapter 4, “Capturing and Importing Media.”)



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