Typing Placeholder Text with Overdub

Use Overdub to type freely in your Composition. Overdub is typically used as a way to compose voiceover or narration, and takes up space in your timeline to emulate a standard speaking rate (180 words per minute).

If you want to type in your Composition without taking up space in the timeline, use Notes.

How to add Overdub

There are three ways to insert Overdub:

  • Type +  to bring up the Quick Insert dialog.
  • From the app menu, Insert Overdub 
  • Use the  keyboard shortcut: Mac  Cmd  +  D  / Windows  Ctrl  +  D