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  • Tue, Sep 27 2016 7:59 PM

    • SR555
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    A few things that are driving me insane in MC and Marquee

    Some things that are driving me crazy. Welcome any ideas that makes this faster.

    In one bin with title mattes of different colors, in icon view it does show the icons as color squares if you select all and fn-left arrow (or HOME) but if anything moves (for instance changing workspaces), it goes back to generic icons and you have to constantly fix it over again. It also stubbornly refuses to go back to filling the window even when bins and workspace are saved. 


    Marquee.  (Love the autotitler btw).  But when editing some of the titles, Marquee saves as a new title wherever it wants to.  Saves to bin but doesn't ask what bin. When saving all to bin, I can get it into a specific folder, but when editing, not so much.   So I end up having to drag them all out of the sequences folder.


    Marquee appears to be unable to edit two titles.  Even when you close out of the current one, you have to actually quit the program to get it to open another title.  So the workflow has been, edit title, cmd-b (save to bin), at which point it saves it wherever it darn well pleases, then quit completely, then start over to edit a new title. Also, I've caught it behaving badly and running multiple copies.  Seriously?


    Marquee - The color palette doesn't match the other color palettes in Avid, so in order to, say match a border to a title color, I have to go back to Marquee, pull up a different palette, pull the RGB values, type them in the Avid palette and so on. I wish I could just access the Apple palette in Marquee.


    Bin - wish it were possible to specify the folder a new bin goes in.  I'm doing hundreds and keep having to drag each one down into its folder. It seems bizarre that such a basic thing isn't possible.

     

    Overall I'm warming to MC on some things so that's a good sign.

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  • Wed, Sep 28 2016 11:42 AM In reply to

    Re: A few things that are driving me insane in MC and Marquee

    I'm still using Marquee a lot, but some titles I create in Photoshop and import. Other times I use Photoshop and Marquee in combination, importing the graphics. Meets my needs.

    There are a lot of Marquee tutorials here: 

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD65D3F80915B431

    There are other Marquee tutorials by the same author. A search might find more of them.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Wed, Sep 28 2016 2:52 PM In reply to

    • SR555
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    Re: A few things that are driving me insane in MC and Marquee

    Thank you Roger for your reply.  I will check those out.  I have done some Marquee tutuorials but only the barest basics so far, to get me going on the current project.  It actually looks like it can do quite a bit.  I am committed to learning Marquee (and the whole of Media Composer) fully and have been working my way through different learning materials.

    Apologies if the things I listed were RTFM issues rather than limitations.  I don't want to post questions that are too basic.

    The two Avid ones I haven't been able to solve either but it looks like they might be limitations.

    Back to the grind!  Geeked

     

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