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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 3:22 PM

    • Field Hudnall
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    Changing clip colors in Time Line

    I was curious if there was a way to change the clip colors in the time line?  I know that I can change prefrence colors of the entire timeline but I would love to change individual clips to a different color to represent a second camera or to refrence the clip to somthing I need to keep track of.  I have used locators in the past but when you have a ton of edits and clips on the timeline the locators tend to get lost. LOL  

    Thanks!!! 

     

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 3:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Yes. Select a clip in a bin and go to Edit>Set Clip Color, then choose the color you want. Now, go to the fast (hamburger) menu in the timeline window, go to "clip color" and select source.

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 6:10 PM In reply to

    • Field Hudnall
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    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Great!!!  Unfortunatly I think I have to wait till I upgrade to 5.5. I am still on v.3.1.2.  When I go to [edit] I see set bin background color but nothing for clip color.  I receiving my upgrade in a couple days.  Looking forward to some new features!!! 

    Thanks!!!

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 6:28 PM In reply to

    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Field Hudnall:
    When I go to [edit] I see set bin background color but nothing for clip color. 

    You must first select a clip (or a group of clips) in the bin, THEN go to the edit menu to see "set clip color..."  Have you done that?

     

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 6:50 PM In reply to

    • Field Hudnall
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    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Yes.  I tried selecting the clip and multiple clips in the bin.  I can select the clips in the timeline then go to the hamburger menu and I see the clip color that offers source, local, etc.  I do not see clip color anywhere in the edit menu when I select one or multiple clips in the bin.   Could it be that it is not a feature in my later version of MC? 

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 7:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Field Hudnall:
    I do not see clip color anywhere in the edit menu when I select one or multiple clips in the bin.

    I know it's there in Version 4, (set clip color in the main edit menu) because that's what I'm working on at TPC. Not sure about version 3.1.2, however.

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 7:44 PM In reply to

    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Edit>Set Clip Color has been there for a very long time.

    If you select the clip in the Timeline and go to the Edit menu, it will show you Set Local Clip Color.  If you want to set the clip colors from the Bin, then you select a clip(s) in the Bin and the menu option changes to Set Clip Color.  

    If you're seeing Set Bin Background, then you're not selecting the clips, you're selecting the Bin.  

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 8:55 PM In reply to

    • Field Hudnall
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    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Found it!!!!  Whoo hooo!!!!  In my bin I always work in the script view so I can see my clips images.  If you are in script you will not find [Set clip color]. You must be in Brief or Text then go to Edit-Set Clip color.   Thanks everyone....I was about ready to throw in the towel.  LOL

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 9:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    You're quite welcome, Field. Glad to hear you found it, and good reminder that the bin must be in either brief or text view for this option to be available.

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  • Mon, Jun 20 2011 9:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Field Hudnall:
    I am still on v.3.1.2.

    Field,

    Here is a way to do it in MC 3!
    NB. This does not work in this way anymore (since MC 5.x.x )  when working with clips.

     

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  • Tue, Jun 21 2011 1:26 PM In reply to

    • Field Hudnall
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    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Great Video Douglas!!! Thank you very much!!!

     

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  • Tue, Jun 21 2011 9:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Changing clip colors in Time Line

    Field Hudnall:

    Great Video Douglas!!! Thank you very much!!!

     

    Nice to see someone is still using a version of MC that can make use of the tutorial information.

    Be prepared for a disappointment the day that you decide to upgrade to 5 or 5.5 Sad

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