Need to Know Soundtrack Pro Shortcuts

Shortcuts increase speed of use in most programs, especially audio and video editing software. Here are some essential shortcuts to increase productivity and enhance your knowledge of operations in Soundtrack Pro

Command-N New multitrack project
Command-O Open
Command-S Save
Command-W Closes single tab window or active tab in multiple tabs
Spacebar Start/Stop playback
Shift+Return Play from last playback position
Return Moves playhead to last playback start, start of cycle region, or beginning of project (left of playhead)
End Moves playhead to closest end of cycle region, last playback stop, or end of project (right of playhead)
Command-Z Undo
Comman-Shift-Z Redo
Command-X Cut
Command-C Copy
Command-V Paste
Command-D Duplicate
Command-A Select All
Command-Hyphen(-) Zoom Out
Command-Equal(=) Zoom In
Command-T New Track
R Arm selected track for recording
Command-R Record
T Mute
Y Solo
Command-Shift-Question Mark (?) Help

Soundtrack Pro 3 Help. (n.d.) [User Manual]. Soundtrack Pro Keyboard Shortcuts. Retrieved from http://documentation.apple.com/en/soundtrackpro/usermanual/index.html#chapter=A%26section=0%26tasks=true

Scriptwriting

Think of a script as your game plan for bringing an idea to fruition.  A script saves time, creates a structured outline, and provides a concise medium for capturing your ideas.  A script can be as simple as a shot list with notes, two-column or A/V style, or screenplay format.  However, professional screenplays should be properly formatted.  This shows that the writer is serious, organized, and has a roadmap to get to the finished product.  Screenplay format (looks like a play) is the generally accepted format for screenplays or movies and television series.  Two-column or A/V style (an audio column with narration or sound and a video column depicting what is being seen on screen) is mostly used in music videos, news shows, documentaries, and instructional videos. Below you will find links to free scriptwriting software available online.

Free Scriptwriting Software

Celtx

http://www.celtx.com

Adobe Story Free

http://www.adobe.com

Trelby

http://www.trelby.org

Plotbot

http://www.plotbot.com

 

Sources:

Cassidy, K. (2012 September 1). Script Writing [Videomaker]. Retrieved from http://www.videomaker.com/article/15386-script-writing

‎Bjerke, Gene. (1997 November 1). Video and Film Script Writing [Videomaker]. Retrieved from http://www.videomaker.com/article/3087-video-and-film-script-writing