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  • Wed, Sep 25 2013 2:34 PM

    • Ssnygg
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    Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    I would love it if you could quicly select/deselct numerous clips in the bins and get a total running time.  For doing documentaries, this would be VERY useful so you could quickly figure out which stories to include and which to leave out for time limitations or to make sure you give equal time to your subjects.

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  • Wed, Sep 25 2013 2:55 PM In reply to

    • stevecohen
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    Re: Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    You can do this now. Select your clips, then right-click one of them and choose "get bin info". The console will open with a total length of the selected items displayed at the bottom.

    Needless to say, it sure would be nice if this wasn't such a hidden feature. You'd never know it was there if somebody didn't tell you about it first.

  • Thu, Sep 26 2013 12:32 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    stevecohen:
    You'd never know it was there if somebody didn't tell you about it first.
    That's an ongoing problem, especially with software that's become increasingly feature-rich.

    There used to be a list on the old forums of obscure information about console settings and arcane key press combinations.  I don't know whether anyone else remembers that, or where it was.  It might be time to start a new one.

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  • Thu, Sep 26 2013 6:57 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    stevecohen:

    You can do this now. Select your clips, then right-click one of them and choose "get bin info". The console will open with a total length of the selected items displayed at the bottom.

    Needless to say, it sure would be nice if this wasn't such a hidden feature. You'd never know it was there if somebody didn't tell you about it first.

    As I recall, this used to be accomplished by pressing Ctrl + I

     

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  • Wed, Oct 2 2013 9:37 PM In reply to

    • Ssnygg
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    Re: Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    Maybe there's a step I'm missing or maybe I poorly explained myself.  When I do as you described, a window pops up for each clip supplying the information that is already available in the bin including the length of each clip.  That's nice, but I would like to know the total time of all those clips put together.

    Am I missing a step?

    -Spencer

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  • Wed, Oct 2 2013 9:38 PM In reply to

    • Ssnygg
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    Re: Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    Oh and the console window doesn't auto open nor does it supply the information I want if I open it first.

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  • Thu, Oct 3 2013 12:27 AM In reply to

    • Ssnygg
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    Re: Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    One more weird/annoying thing.... I have to type in the timecode into the Avid Time Calculator instead of being able to copy and paste.  When I paste something in there and hit the = sign or any other function, it zeros out.

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  • Thu, Aug 2 2018 4:57 AM In reply to

    • N Ryan
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    Re: Avid Time Calculator used within bin

    stevecohen:

    You can do this now. Select your clips, then right-click one of them and choose "get bin info". The console will open with a total length of the selected items displayed at the bottom.

    Needless to say, it sure would be nice if this wasn't such a hidden feature. You'd never know it was there if somebody didn't tell you about it first.

    What happened to this feature? The info window we get now is quite handy and contains a lot of useful info - for one or two clips. But selecting a lot of clips and getting a lot of separate windows? that's not so useful. 

    I'm guessing we get one or the other. (A useful info list per clip OR the ability to get info on multiple clips.)

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