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Chapter 6. Making Edits > Using Locators

Using Locators

Locators are colored markers that you can add to source clips or the Timeline. Generally, you use locators to do the following:

  • Add comments to specific frames on clips or segments.

    When to Use Locators

    You might use locators when you want to do the following:

    • Match edits to the beat of music (Figure 6.80).

      Figure 6.80. Here, locators mark particular beats in a music track. You can jump to each locator using Go to Next Locator and then click Add Edit to create cut points that match the beats. Finally, you can use Mark Clip to mark segments and overwrite them with other footage. Instant music video!


    • Fix audio and video that has gone out of sync.

    • Mark a portion of a clip for trimming at a later time.

    • Add comments to a clip for reviewers, other editors, or EDL lists.

    • Mark empty places in the Timeline to be filled by particular content.

    • Build organized lists of particular types of shots (such as cutaway shots).


  • Provide visual sync references for edits.

    (For more suggestions for using locators, see the sidebar “When to Use Locators” later in this chapter.)


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