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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 2:43 PM

    • Vincent
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    Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    Here's my situation. I was just handed a hard drive with about 700 clips.  Shot by shot clips.  I need to archive it all. Whoever had the drive obviously went through all the clips and moved the blue position bar.  So when I select all and drag to my timeline all the clips drop but only from the blue bar's position to the end. Most of the clip's footage are omitted.  I'm trying to put all the clips on a timeline to then transcode it to one clip via Interplay Access.

    I need to reset all clips to move the blue position bar to the start.  How can this be done easily?  Right now, I'm going through clip by clip and it's quite annoying. Does anyone have a solution for this?

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 2:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    In the Script view of the bin, select all the clips, and then press the G key. This clears in / out points.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    It's not an in/out issue with markers... this is the blue position bar.  The bar you drag and scroll through clips with.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    I don't know if this will work, but try selecting all the clips in the bin and then pressing Home on the keyboard.  If that doesn't work, try A.  If neither of those works, try the same thing in a different bin view.  If none of that works, I'm out of ideas.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    Or try with to, in script mode, select all, first press T and then Q

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    Thanks... but negative on both of those suggestions.  This would be easier if we were able to see the blue position bar's location by bringing up a column.  And then able to sort by that column and "zero" out those clips.  

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    T and Q no... but actually in script mode, just T is fine... Marking in/out, then draggin all clips to timeline. I didn't know that could be done in script mode.  Learned something new today. Thanks.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    OceanWave:
    when I select all and drag to my timeline all the clips drop but only from the blue bar's position to the end
    I can't reproduce that. When I have a bunch of clips with no In or Out point, but with the blue bar parked in the middle, when I drag the clips to the timeline (bin in Text view), the position bar is ignored.

    Not sure if that's a setting somewhere?

     

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    The playhead does stay where it was left.  It would be good to know if there's a way to send the playhead back to the start of several or all clips in a bin, for example, at once.    I've just tried a few things including the clear in/out that was suggested as well as trying a few things from the command pallette while clips in a bin are selected and haven't found anything that does it for all selected clips.  Things I've tried have worked on the clip in the source monitor alone but not on selected clips in the bin.  In other words, even with a few clips in a bin selected, anything I've tried only affects the source monitor clip.

    When I play a bit of a clip in the source monitor, make no in or out marks and send to the timeline, the "in" point becomes the playhead position from the source clip.  I think that's what the user is seeing.  I either have to return the playhead "home" or set an in mark at the start before I insert or overwrite to get the whole clip to the timeline.  For me, this has been going on through a few versions - quite some time.  Yes, it's very annoying and causes me to have to re-edit quite often.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    For what I need to do, making in/out on all clips at once and dragging to timeline is a good enough solution for me. I did not know you could do that in script mode.  As for sending the play head to the start of each clip, I still haven't solved that.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    Job, could you try putting the playhead somewhere other than the beginning of a source clip, then insert or overwrite (not drag) and see what in point you get on the timeline?

    Scott

  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 3:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    OceanWave:

    T and Q no... but actually in script mode, just T is fine... Marking in/out, then draggin all clips to timeline. I didn't know that could be done in script mode.  Learned something new today. Thanks.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 4:47 PM In reply to

    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    Sure, editing from the Source mon starts at position bar.

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  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 5:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    Job,

    Was that a deliberate change at some point or an unintended change?  When I started on MC at around v2.7 or 2.8 and for quite a few versions after, I never had that "problem."

    Scott

  • Wed, Mar 12 2014 6:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Reset the blue bar on all clips to the start?

    I don't recall this ever being any different.

    From source mon, position bar is used. Dragging from bin in text view, position bar is ignored. That's how it works on my system, and that's how I like it to work.

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