I have a simple question/idea which some of you may have already cleverly worked out:
I record ADR and music overdubs and while tracking, I use playlists to keep track of takes.
I keep take 1 on playlist 1 (.01) of a Pro Tools track, and then each subsequent take is on the next playlist after I either duplicate or create a new one.
It would be helpful to me to have a little software program which acts as a magnifying glass on a computer screen because what I do is mirror the display of my Pro Tools computer and have another TV screen with the same picture as my computer screen. My assistant notes down each take and if the director or producer liked it, she notes that next to the take number so they match up while recording.
So, basically, what I'm trying to solve is having my assistant able to know what playlist I am on at any given time for her notes, without me having to shout out "Playlist 3" and I think what can remedy this is a little program which acts like a magnifying glass (like when you scroll around on an iPhone while typing) where you put it over a part of the screen and it blows it up larger, and I'd put this over the track name and my assistant would be able to see the ".01" or ".06", etc. easily.
Have any of you found a work-around?
Thanks - Ryan