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  • Sat, Jan 26 2019 3:23 PM

    • Adrian Redmond
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    Source/Record viewer windows

    I would welcome a slight modification to the source/record viewer monitor data fields.

    The currect design seems to assume that the editor only wants to overview duration (I/O) data from either one or the other screen - but never both at once.

    A common workflow for me is to select in and out points for a clip in the source viewer, and then work on the timeline, from where my eyes will often return to the source viewer to ask "how long is that clip I have just marked up?" - But as so often with Avid, it thinks for me, moving focus away from what it thinks I don't need, so that when I need it, I have to move/click on mouse, keyboard or something else rather than simply look.

    Could we not have separate in, out, duration and TC position readouts for each monitor - or at least for the source monitor?

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  • Sat, Jan 26 2019 4:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Source/Record viewer windows

    Adrian Redmond:
    A common workflow for me is to select in and out points for a clip in the source viewer, and then work on the timeline, from where my eyes will often return to the source viewer to ask "how long is that clip I have just marked up?" - But as so often with Avid, it thinks for me, moving focus away from what it thinks I don't need, so that when I need it, I have to move/click on mouse, keyboard or something else rather than simply look.

    In this scenario, the I/O display above the source monitor should not change. When you're doing this, at what point is it changing, and what does it change to?

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  • Sat, Jan 26 2019 4:19 PM In reply to

    • Adrian Redmond
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    Re: Source/Record viewer windows

    OK - Carl - you caught me out there! I was relying on the display between the two monitors, which shows duration of the monitor currently active - now I have set the source display to I/O and - as you advise - this stays on. Previously I had the lower of the two display fields set to "duration" so I could see the duration of the entire clip.

    I don't really understand the lower display on the record monitor which is set to I/O TC1 - if there are in and outpoints set on the timeline, it displays the correct interval between them, but if I delete all in/outs on the TL, it simply shows a countdown value to programme end - but maybe this is a design feature that is intended? Might be useful though, now I know about it :)

    Thanks again Carl :)

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  • Sat, Jan 26 2019 5:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Source/Record viewer windows

    You're welcome!

    Adrian Redmond:
    I don't really understand the lower display on the record monitor which is set to I/O TC1 - if there are in and outpoints set on the timeline, it displays the correct interval between them, but if I delete all in/outs on the TL, it simply shows a countdown value to programme end - but maybe this is a design feature that is intended?

    If there are no in/out marks, the I/O field displays the duration from the blue position indicator to the end of the clip, so yes, this is as intended.

     

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    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

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