Navigating the syncpoint editor
After you’ve added a recording, we’ll open the syncpoint editor by default.
If you’ve inadvertently closed it, or you close your slice and come back to it later, you can open the syncpoint editor by clicking this button at the top right of the editor:
With the syncpoint editor open, you’ll notice a waveform of the recording. This is to help guide your listening as you mark the measures of the music.
Zooming the waveform
Use the plus and minus buttons at the right side of the waveform to zoom in and out:
If you’re using a trackpad or a touch device, there’s a faster way: you can pinch-zoom using two fingers directly on the waveform.
Scrolling the waveform left or right
To scroll the waveform left or right, use the horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the waveform.
Alternatively, if you’re using a trackpad or a touch device, there’s a faster way: you can do a two-finger drag directly on the waveform.
Why don’t I see a waveform in the syncpoint editor?
If you’ve just uploaded a recording, the waveform may take a few minutes to process before it appears. Long videos take more time to process.
In addition, we currently don’t generate waveforms for recordings of type video URL.
For YouTube videos, sometimes waveform generation just doesn’t work, due to a timeout on YouTube’s end.
In any case, have no fear — the syncpoint editor is still functional even if the waveform is missing. The best way to enter syncpoints without the waveform is to use your ears: press play to start playback, then tap T on your keyboard on each downbeat. You can always move syncpoints left or right after you’ve created them.