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  • Thu, Nov 21 2013 9:43 AM

    • Ben
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    Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    I'm sure this has been suggested before but surely it would be preferable to have audio scrubbing activated using an interface button above the timeline rather than needing to have capslock on.  I find it quite annoying when switching between applications and forget I have capslock on, then start typing only to have to delete it BECAUSE IT'S ALL IN CAPS FOR NO REASON!  And please note this should be a button above the timeline that is easily accessible, not hidden in a settings menu as it's likely something users will want to turn on/off regularly.  Thank you!

  • Sat, Nov 23 2013 6:38 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    Oh, yes please!!!

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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 11:28 AM In reply to

    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    Just hold the Shift key then let go. Anything you can do from the keyboard beats something on the interface that requires a mouse. Minus One.

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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 12:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    Roger Shufflebottom:

    Just hold the Shift key then let go. Anything you can do from the keyboard beats something on the interface that requires a mouse. Minus One.

    I disagree, it's still more annoying to hold down shift every time than it is to just click the function on or off.  I suppose it depends how you use it but for me I would leave it on most of the time and occasionally turn it off, like snapping.  If you don't use it often then holding shift every now and then would be OK.

  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 1:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    Leaving it on makes video scrubbing less smooth and annoys everyone else in the room!

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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 1:50 PM In reply to

    • Tom Pearson
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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    Rodger I for one would like it . It does not have to eliminate your preferred method just adds a preferance for others .I know as a instructor you are set in your way to do things and require students to copy your method or fail but there are lots of us that take a differiant path ...progress through innovation not standing still...

     

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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 2:00 PM In reply to

    • Ben
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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    Roger Shufflebottom:

    Leaving it on makes video scrubbing less smooth and annoys everyone else in the room!

     

    I agree with it annoying other people, that is true, although if others were in the room (who weren't involved in the edit) I imagine the editor would be wearing headphones anyway.  I didn't realize it makes video scrubbing less smooth, if so that would certainly be added to the fix wish list too.

    As Tom has said though I think the option would be nice and then if people want to use it they can, if not they can go about their business as usual.

  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 4:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    I agree with Roger.

    You have your choice -- leave it on with caps lock. Instantly turn it on as needed with the shift key. Yes, caps-lock slows things down, but that's inevitable. Scrubbing the audio uses system bandwidth, and turning caps lock into a clickable icon won't change that fact.

    When I sit down with Premiere and have to click a key every time I want to turn scrubbing on and off, I long for my Avid. 

  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 10:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    When I'm swapping between Avid and AE having to turn on and off caps lock so that I can either hear audio in MC or see pictures in AE is a right royal pain.  As I said earlier, oh, yes please!

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  • Sat, Dec 7 2013 1:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    not too mention,  holding shift doesnt work if your trimming unless im missing something? so you have to use caplock in that case.

     

     

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  • Sat, Dec 7 2013 11:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    Yes, of course it works when trimming. I used to use the Caps Lock, as a quick glance at the keyboard indicated that scrubbing was on (unlike, say FCP or Premiere). These days I just press Shift. I can sort of see the point of an interface button if continually swapping to another app where you don't want Caps Lock on, but generally, use the keyboard, not the mouse for speed. And if you want to see a really dumb implementation of this, try Premiere Pro where you have to go into the Preferences and the audio sub-menu to activate or deactivate scrubbing. You can do this with the mouse, though!

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  • Fri, Dec 27 2013 11:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    The original UI design way back to version 1 of MC was pretty inspired.

    However, if there was one big mistake the avid designers of old made, it was to activate audio scrub using the Caps lock button.  It should have been a user assignable key from the start.

    Having it on the Caps lock button constantly trips me up when moving between apps, or switching between editing tasks and 'typing' tasks with the app itself.

    Make it asssignable and editors can put it where they want.  Keep the caps lock option if you want, but make that an option that can be disabled in a settings window.

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  • Sat, Apr 12 2014 6:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: Audio Scrubbing Activated By Interface Button, NOT Capslock

    I AGREE!!!  PLEASE REMOVE AUDIO SCRUB FROM THE CAP LOCK BUTTON!!!  Oh sorry, I wan't shouting...I was just coming out of Media Composer.

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