Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video New importing and exporting features, part of Pro Tools 10 New Features.
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Pro Tools 10 offers some interesting new features for importing and exporting. First, you can now export selected tracks as a new session. Let's say you want to collaborate with someone else, but they don't need all the tracks and files that you're working with in the current session. Like right here we have a huge session with tons of tracks, but let's say they only want to work with the vocal tracks in the hook or the chorus area of the song. So we can go over here and highlight all the tracks.
I'm just going to press Shift+Click now and highlight all of these vocal tracks, and then we can go up to File > Export > Selected Tracks as New Session and that opens up the Save Session Copy dialog. You'll notice in this dialog, if you've used Pro Tools before, that there are some additional options. We can set the Session Parameters and you'll notice the Bit Depth down here, 32 Bit Floating, and we also have the Main Playlist Only that we can select. And that's a pretty handy feature, because that will only include what's on the main playlist and not any of the other alternate playlists on the track, which will save you lot of disk space.
So now that we've got our Main Playlist Only and our Selected Tracks Only checked off here, we can hit OK, and we'll create a new session that will only include these selected tracks. We also have a new feature about importing, and if we go up to the File > Import > Session Data and we'll choose a Session, you'll see this new box up here, Adjust Sessions Start Time to Match Source Start Time.
Fortunately, this is one of Avid's most descriptive checkboxes. It lets you automatically set the start time of the current session to match the start time of the original session you're importing data from, or from an AFF or OMF sequence. It's a small but valuable enhancement, and in fact we can even check it here because the start time of the session that we're importing from and the current session are actually the same, so we don't have to worry about that here. But I wanted you to know about this. And now you're equipped with all the latest Pro Tools 10 new importing and exporting features.
- What's new with importing and exporting files
- Adding real-time fades overlapping cross-fades
- Utilizing the Edit window indicators
- Working with the improved AudioSuite plug-ins
- Creating a reverse delay or reverb effect
- Understanding the interface and nomenclature changes
- Getting help with Pro Tools