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  • Wed, Mar 13 2019 8:31 AM

    Easy question :-)

    Hey,

     

    how can I see how many clips have been selected in a bin?

     

    Thanks,

    Michael

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  • Wed, Mar 13 2019 9:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Easy question :-)

    With the bin active and the clips still highlighted, press Delete. You'll get a dialog box asking you to confirm deletion of X number of clips. Then cancel the deletion.

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  • Wed, Mar 13 2019 9:35 AM In reply to

    Re: Easy question :-)

    yes, that could be a solution, but a bit scary :-)

     

    Isn't there a way to find out how many clips, total length etc...?? That would be nica and useful!

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  • Wed, Mar 13 2019 9:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Easy question :-)

    Michael from cologne:

    yes, that could be a solution, but a bit scary :-)

    Not "could be", "is". If you're worried you might accidentally check both the audio and video media boxes and then also accidentally click on OK, and THEN accidentally click on Delete in the next dialog box, perhaps you could just do the first step and then quickly back far away from the keyboard to look at the screen through a powerful telescope.

    Michael from cologne:

    Isn't there a way to find out how many clips, total length etc...?? That would be nica and useful!

    Yes, but that is not what you asked for in your original post. If you want to know the number and total duration of selected clips, open the Console (CTRL+6), select your clips, then choose Bin > Bin Info. The Console will display the number of selected clips, and a few lines down from that the total duration of the selected clips.

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  • Wed, Mar 13 2019 11:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Easy question :-)

    Exellent, I did the thing with the telescope and it really feels safe for me.

     

    And the workaround with CTRL-6 feels even better... (and is exactly hat I was looking for)

     

    Thanks :-)

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  • Wed, Mar 13 2019 11:26 AM In reply to

    Re: Easy question :-)

    Haha! You're welcome! :)

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  • Wed, Mar 13 2019 2:26 PM In reply to

    • ramz434
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    Re: Easy question :-)

    Not to hijack this thread - but this tends to be a recurring theme in Avid, basic simple functions and information that requires bizarre workarounds to find.

    Figuring out how many items are in a bin shouldnt require an editor to pretend to delete the files to get that info, or type a bunch of commands into Avid's version of 'command prompt'. 

    Same with changing the Timecode of a sequence. It should be easier than right clicking in the Program monitor or the sequence in the bin (not the timleline or the timecode window) and choosing 'sequence report', changing the TC - then cancelling out of the window. It works, don't get me wrong - but it just seems a very counter-intuitive way to do it.

    These basic functions and information should be easier to locate and execute. 

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  • Sun, Mar 17 2019 4:09 PM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: Easy question :-)

    I agree. Other pretender workaround: select all clips in a bin and double click, a box will pop out asking to confrm that You really want to load an x number of clips.

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  • Sun, Mar 17 2019 5:42 PM In reply to

    Re: Easy question :-)

    You can change the timecode of a sequence by clicking on the start timecode for that sequence in the bin. type a revised start timecode. Hit ok. It will warn you and just ok that. Been able to do that for years now.

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  • Mon, Mar 18 2019 10:50 AM In reply to

    • Dan_B
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    Re: Easy question :-)

    You can also change the start timecode of a sequence by using the Get Info right click menu and overtyping.

    I've always used Bin Info to get a clip count and duration - be advised though it doesn't always play well with frame rates which are non-naive.

     

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