An Optional/Alternative way to add a track in Avid.

Ever have titles on V2 or V3 and be forced to move them up because you need to add another element?

If you hold down the Option/Alt key before you add a track...your system will ask you where you want that track, rather than just adding it above where you are.

Here are the supercool things this means:

  • Create a V15. Put all your titles there. Now any newer tracks come in underneath your titles
  • Create a track where you want to push everything upwards (such as the titles on V2). When you add a track where there already is one? You get asked if you want to Insert your new track (pushing everything upwards)
  • One warning - don't add a track at V25/A25; the system will think you've run out of tracks!

Avid tips like this will be in sessions at NAB/Post Production World