How to 'remember' playhead staring point during editing?

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I jump back and forth between using CT and Sony Vegas and a feature in Sony Vegas has me very spoiled. When playing back a video I can hit the space bar to start playing the video to test if I'm cropping at the proper place in the video. Most of the times I need to tweak it so I move the playhead a little, hit space to play again, etc. till it is correct. But in CT when I play the video and stop it, the playhead doesn't "remember" where I started from. So I have to completely guess the exact place I started and nudge it from there. Sometimes I'm right, many times I'm not. It is so nice to have the playhead remember where I started playing the video so I can tweak the place I want to split the video. But I can't figure out how to do this in CT.

Is this a shortcut key I need to learn?

Thanks,

Brian
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Hi Brian,

I think what you're trying to do can be accomplished in the following way:

First, make a range selection. It doesn't have to be a big range, the important thing is that you start it (the green end) at your desired 'starting location.'

Press space to preview that part of your project.

Now, if you modify that green selector, the playhead will automatically snap to it, and you can just press space to play from your new starting point.

here's a video of what I've just described (clicking on link will take you from this page):

http://screencast.com/t/BBWidh10

Please let me know how this works for you!

Regards,

Aaron
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Hi Aaron - that is just what I needed to know! Thanks. :-)

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