The Pro Tools Session Setup Window
The Session Setup Window in Pro Tools, found under the Setup Drop-Down Menu is a useful and under-used window that makes it quick and easy to see what your current Sessionâ€™s parameters are set at. Additionally, you can change certain settings â€œon the flyâ€ if thatâ€™s what is necessary for your workflow when working with different types of media, or Timecode / Feet+Frames Rate. There are three main sections to the window: Format, SYNC Setup & TImecode Rates and Timecode Settings.
FORMAT – Enables you to confirm all Session Properties as well as allowing you to change some of them, such as; Session Bit Depth, Audio Format, Pan Depth, Session Start and more.
SYNC SETUP & TIMECODE OFFSETS â€“ Provide configuration settings when using Pro Tools with an Avid Sync. Also lets you compensate for devices that are consistently offset by a fixed number of frames.
TIMECODE SETTINGS – let you configure how Pro Tools will freewheel, or continue playback if timecode is interrupted or corrupted. Use these options as a buffer against errors that can occur if your SMPTE timecode source has â€œdropoutsâ€ or temporary lost signals.