A freeform play range is a user selected time range within a sequence. There can be at most one freeform play range specified at any given time.
A freeform play range is displayed with a dimmed area on the time scale and dashed vertical red lines running through the sequence grid at the beginning and end of the range.
A sequence with a freeform play range
A freeform play range can be created using any of these techniques:
•By clicking and dragging across the time scale (not the waveform area). This is the quickest way to create a range that is limited to the visible area of the sequence grid.
•During sequence playback, pressing the keyboard's down arrow will mark the current time as the start of a "freeform play range". Later pressing the up arrow will mark the current time as the end of the freeform play range.
•After right-clicking on the audio waveform or timeline, select the "Set Play Range Start" or "Set Play Range End" menu items to create or extend a freeform play range.
As the name implies, a freeform play range can be used to play back the specified region of the sequence.