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  • Sat, Mar 26 2011 6:57 PM

    • SussexJohn
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    Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    I imagine there's a way to do this.  I'm importing several hundred stills to mix in a video project and don't fancy manually adding handles to them

    The short route is?

    Thank you :)

    <Added> I have tried Consolidate Sequence, with handles selected, and make new sequence, but the output is identical to the input - no handles.

    Is this because they are stills, not video?

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  • Sat, Mar 26 2011 7:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    Hi John,

    Let's say, for example, you need each still to be 4 seconds long, and you want one second on each end for handles, for a total duration of 6 seconds.  In the import dialog box, press the Options button, and under the Image tab of the Import Settings box, set the Frame Import Duration to 6 seconds.

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  • Sat, Mar 26 2011 7:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    Hi Carl

     

    That's what i did (5 second duration) but no handles without trimming each still.  Or am I missing something?

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  • Sat, Mar 26 2011 7:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    Hi John,

    There's no way to do what you're wanting without trimming.  Happily, there's a fast way to trim a bunch of stills:

    1. Put all your stills in one bin.

    2. Press CTRL+A to select them all.

    3. Press G to clear any existing in and out marks.

    4. Press 2 three times to move forward 30 frames in each still.

    5. Press E to mark in.

    6. Press 2 25 times to move forward 125 frames (5 seconds).

    7. Press R to mark out.

    Now, all the stills you selected in step 2 should have 30 frames of handle followed by 5 marked seconds followed by however many frames are left for handles after the 5 seconds.  Now you can edit them into a sequence.

    Sometimes you have to try this a couple of times to get it to work, and some people will tell you the bin has to be in Script view, but I've done it in Text, Brief and Frame views.

    ciao,
    Carl 

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 10:15 AM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    I've tried that a dozen times, on a batch and on a single still in all four bin tabs.  In all except Script nothing changes.  In script the clips become 1 frame long, regardless of the keyboard intructions.

    Looks like I'll have to do this the hard way. 

    Many of the stills will be in long runs, so I'll try to do those in Avid DVD

    Thanks for your interest Carl.

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 2:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    FWIW, I would keep experimenting with Carl's method.  It works well once you have it figured out.  The only part I disagree with is step 6 (hitting the 2 key 25 times).  I'm not in front of MC now, but I'm fairly certain that if you hit the end key it will go to the last frame of available media.  From there you can back up 30 frames before and then set the out point.  Fewer keystrokes.  I have always used this method in script view, on Monday I'll try it using one of the other views to see if works just as well.

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 2:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    camoscato:

    4. Press 2 three times to move forward 30 frames in each still.

    5. Press E to mark in.

    6. Press 2 25 times to move forward 125 frames (5 seconds).

     

    Carl, some uncorrect maths here, key " 2 " jumps 10 frames forward so 12 times with that makes it 120 and then key " 4 " 5 times makes it 125.

    Your math was good in how to make the inpoints however.

    And all this is with a non customized keyboard of course, will not work on mine using these keys, I use I and O for In and Out and my keys 3 and 4 are set to step one field instead of one frame ...

     

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 2:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    Haze:

     I'm not in front of MC now, but I'm fairly certain that if you hit the end key it will go to the last frame of available media.

    I ( think ) that I also have done this in the past but pressing end will not work with 5.51 in script mode, only home works.

    End will scroll down to the bottom of the bin when using 5.51

     

     

     

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 2:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    Haha!  I shouldn't try to do math in the middle of a double shift.  Thanks for correcting me, y'all.  Smile

    ciao,
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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 7:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    After several dozen tries, using different bin tabe, and different i/o points and keyboard commands, still the same - either full length or one frame.

     

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 7:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    You could try after Ctrl A and G the missing step that makes it foolproof for me is hit the T key (marks Iand O at start and end of all clips) with the bin in Script mode you should now see the duration of all clips as 6 seconds (same as your import duration)

    Then use Q key to go to in. 2 key twice and 4 key 5 times to advance 1 second and use I key to mark in.   All clips should now show duration 5 seconds.

    Now hit W to go to mark out. 1 key twice and 3 key 5 times to go back 1 second and mark out.  All clips should now show a duration of 5 seconds (give or take 1 frame)

    This has always worked here but I have not tried it with 5.5.1

  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 8:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    And that, Andrew, worked.  Great.  Thank you Andrew and all who contributed

     

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 8:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    Hi

     

    Yes that works with 5.5.1.

    The best bit is using the “T” ,”Q” and “W” keys my 2 and 4 keys are for another use.

    I have been following this and had the same trouble as John. The “G” key doesn’t appear to clear the mark in and outs fully although the in/out display clears but the “T” dose the job.

    If you hit the G and then the I &O the last entries will still be there.

    Your way is brilliant.

    Now how to put a transition between them all quickly?

     

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  • Sun, Mar 27 2011 8:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    What i do to add a transition for the batch of images is

    • Add the first and last fades
    • Mark an In and an Out for the entire batch
    • Click on Quick Transition
    • set up your transition
    • click Apply To All Transitions
    • Click Skip Existing Transition Effects

    Hey Presto

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  • Mon, Mar 28 2011 6:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Add Handles to Stills?

    Thanks John that worked great

    Ken

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