Pro Tools creating markers (memory locations)
To create markers (memory locations) follow these steps.
Make sure the marker display is visible in the ruler bar in Pro Tools. Go to View > Ruler > Marker
You can then place markers by pushing the Enter key (mac) on the numeric keypad
A dialog will appear and you can name the marker as well as define some additional properties.
Markers are one of many properties of what are called memory locations which store additional time based information.
You can access memory locations from the Memory Locations window.
This saves an edit selection that can be retrieved from the memory locations window
Ignores time properties.
General properties are pieces of information that get stored with memory locations.
The number can be used to reorder markers or to overwrite existing memory locations
This names the marker
The current zoom setting gets stored along with the marker.
Pre/Post Roll Times
The current Pre and Post roll times get stored with the marker
This recalls tracks that are hidden
Track height gets stored with marker
Recalls which Edit and Mix Groups are enabled.
This recalls the current window configuration.
Memory Locations window
You can access the memory locations window by going to Windows > Memory locations
The view filter allows (shown below) you to hide memory locations based on the properties they contain.If a memory location has more than one property associated with it you will need to select both properties to hide it from the list
From left to right they are:
Marker, Edit selection, Zoom settings, Pre/Post roll, Show/Hide,Track heights,Active Groups, and Window configuration
Change default time reference
To set the default memory location time reference in Pro Tools you need to select a different time reference in the Pro Tools ruler bar (image below).
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