EdiLoad Re-conforms with Pro Tools 2022.4

New in Pro Tools 2022.4 is the 'Keyboard Shortcuts' window. This window allows you to assign custom keyboard shortcuts, or key combinations to a Pro Tools function or command. The default keyboard shortcuts that ship with Pro Tools 2022.4 are different to the shortcuts that Pro Tools used in the past. With Pro Tools 2022.4 the EdiLoad re-conform function is broken (for macOS and Windows), as Pro Tools is now expecting different shortcuts to what EdiLoad has always sent to Pro Tools in the past.


See updates below when using Pro Tools 2022.5 and above. These issues have been resolved in EdiLoad v5 for Pro Tools v2022.6+


While Avid is looking into this issue, we have found a work-around for macOS users by changing two keyboard shortcuts. This update should only be used while you are running an EdiLoad re-conform. For Windows users we recommend staying with Pro Tools 2021.12.

 

Updating Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcuts for macOS

Select the menu item: Setup > Keyboard Shortcuts… to open the new Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcuts window. In the search field enter 'with all auto' to display the following functions:

 

Keyboard Shortcuts window

Keyboard Shortcuts window on macOS showing default settings

 

The key combinations for the commands 'Copy with All Automation Playlists' and 'Cut with All Automation Playlists' need to be updated. Double-click the 'Key Combination' field and press the following three keys on the keyboard:

  • For 'Copy with All Automation Playlists' press: Command + Control + c
  • For 'Cut with All Automation Playlists' press: Command + Control + x

 

Keyboard Shortcuts window

Keyboard Shortcuts window on macOS showing work-around settings

 

The settings above will allow EdiLoad to re-conform your Pro Tools session.

Once your re-conform is complete, make sure to set these keyboard shortcuts back to their default settings by clicking the Reset buttons. We have noticed that this is required else other copy and cut functions will not work as expected. For example, with the work-around set, the clip name field will also require the modified copy and cut key combinations rather than the standard macOS Command + C/X, thereby breaking the EdiCue function that gets and sets the name of a clip while creating ADR cues.

 

Update for Pro Tools 2022.5

Avid have resolved the default keyboard shortcuts issue described above in Pro Tools 2022.5 so the work-around above can be ignored when using Pro Tools 2022.5 and above. However, there is still an outstanding issue for Windows users.

End result: The EdiLoad re-conform function is compatible with Pro Tools 2022.5 on macOS but not on Windows that Avid need to resolve.

 

Update for Pro Tools 2022.6

Avid have resolved the outstanding keyboard shortcut issue for Windows users in Pro Tools 2022.6, but have now introduced a new keyboard shortcut issue for macOS users. If you are using EdiLoad v4 and are running Pro Tools 2022.6 or above on macOS, see the workaround below. EdiLoad v5 users do not require this work-around.

 

Workaround for EdiLoad v4 and Pro Tools 2022.6 and above on macOS

The following work-around is required when you are using EdiLoad v4 and running Pro Tools 2022.6 or above (including 2022.9) on macOS.

Here are the default 'paste to current' keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools 2022.6+ on macOS:

 

Keyboard Shortcuts window

PT 2022.6+ Keyboard Shortcuts window on macOS showing default paste settings

 

The first 'Paste To Current Automation Type' shortcut has changed in Pro Tools 2022.6 and is not compatible with EdiLoad. The key combination required for this shortcut (Command + Control + v) is assigned to the second 'Paste To Current Automation Type' shortcut.

To workaround this, assign a new key combination to the second 'Paste To Current Automation Type' shortcut. This isn't used by EdiLoad, but allows us to assign the default key combination to the correct command. Now assign the Command + Control + v key combination to the first 'Paste To Current Automation Type' shortcut as follows:

 

Keyboard Shortcuts window

PT 2022.6+ Keyboard Shortcuts window on macOS showing work-around paste settings

With the keyboard shortcuts setup in this way, EdiLoad v4 will be able to re-conform your session. As stated above, EdiLoad v5 users do not require this work-around.

 

 

Last modified on Monday, 21 November 2022 05:05
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