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Chapter 6. Making Edits > Using the Play Controls

Using the Play Controls

Xpress Pro has numerous play controls you can use to play audio and video in a source monitor or the Composer/Timeline. Table 6.2 summarizes the various play controls found on both the Play and Move tabs of the Command palette.

Table 6.2. Play and Move Buttons
BUTTONFUNCTION
Play:Plays your clip forward at normal speed. Pressing it a second time stops playback.
Play Forward:Plays your clip forward. By tapping it up to five times in succession, you can play up to 8X normal speed.
Play Reverse:Plays your clip in reverse. By tapping it up to five times in succession, you can play up to 8X normal speed.
Step Forward:Moves the position indicator one frame forward.
Step Backward:Moves the position indicator one frame backward.
Step Forward 10 Frames:Moves the position indicator 10 frames forward.
Step Backward 10 Frames:Moves the position indicator 10 frame backward.
Pause:Halts playback.
Go to In:Jumps the position indicator to the In mark in the selected monitor.
Go to Out:Jumps the position indicator to the Out mark in the selected monitor.
Go to Audio Mark In:Moves the position indicator to an audio In point.
Go to Audio Mark Out:Moves the position indicator to an audio Out point.
Go to Start:In the source monitor, jumps the position indicator to the start of the clip. In the Timeline/Composer, jumps to the start of the sequence.
Go to End:In the source monitor, jumps the position indicator to the end of the clip. In the Timeline/Composer, jumps to the end of the sequence.
Play to Out:No matter where the position indicator is, plays the clip to the Out point and then stops.
Play In to Out:No matter where the position indicator is, plays the clip from the In point to the Out point.
Play Loop:In the Composer or Timeline, plays from the In to the Out point over and over again until you press the spacebar to stop playback.
Audio Loop Play:Lets you preview audio effects or EQ adjustments. (See Chapter 12, “Working with Audio.”)
Play Length Toggle:With either the Composer or a source monitor selected, when you click Play, plays your clip or sequence for 1 minute and then stops. To turn off this behavior, click this button again.



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