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  • Sat, Oct 4 2014 6:00 AM

    • dsp_418
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    How to find edited source clips?

    Hi there,

     

    I've an edit with several cuts from my 3 main bins each of which contains 20 to 30 clips.

    At this point of the edit I can't tell what clips I've used.

    I'd like to know how to find the source footage from a cut on my timeline: is there a particolar command to do that?

    Besides that, does exist a way to reduce my project, keeping only the clips I'm actually using and discarding all the others?

    Thanks.

  • Sat, Oct 4 2014 6:19 AM In reply to

    Re: How to find edited source clips?

    dsp_418:
    I'd like to know how to find the source footage from a cut on my timeline: is there a particolar command to do that?

    1. Open your footage bins.

    2. Highlight the sequence in whatever bin it's in.

    3. From the bin fast menu (hamburger menu at bottom left of the bin) click on "Select Media Relatives"

    Now all the clips used in the sequence will be highlighted in all open bins.

    dsp_418:
    does exist a way to reduce my project, keeping only the clips I'm actually using and discarding all the others?

    4. In each bin, go to the bin fast menu and click on "Reverse Selection"

    Now all the clips not being used in the sequence you selected in step 2 will be highlighted, and you can delete them.

    Note: Be very careful when you do this.  If you have the wrong thing, or anything extra selected in the bin in step 2, you'll get different results than what you're looking for, and will screw your life up in a major way when/if you delete the wrong stuff as a result.

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  • Sat, Oct 4 2014 7:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to find edited source clips?

    camoscato:

    dsp_418:
    I'd like to know how to find the source footage from a cut on my timeline: is there a particolar command to do that?

    1. Open your footage bins.

    2. Highlight the sequence in whatever bin it's in.

    3. From the bin fast menu (hamburger menu at bottom left of the bin) click on "Select Media Relatives"

    Now all the clips used in the sequence will be highlighted in all open bins.

    [...]

    That's great, thank you camoscat!

    It works great to reduce the project.

    However, for what concerns the selection is not exactly what I had in mind.

    Basically what I'm trying to do is *from within the timeline*, I'd like to select one particular cut and (if there's a command) find the source clip.

    Actually if there's a command that can simply load the clip in my Source Window (even better with the same in/out points I'm using in the timeline) that would be awesome!

     

     

    Thanks again for your help!

  • Sat, Oct 4 2014 8:26 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to find edited source clips?

    alt - ctrl - c on a pc will copy what´s between the marks on the sequense to the source viewer.

    Alt dragging it from the source viewer to the bin will also place it there

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    Tomas 

     

  • Sat, Oct 4 2014 9:49 AM In reply to

    Re: How to find edited source clips?

    dsp_418:
    Basically what I'm trying to do is *from within the timeline*, I'd like to select one particular cut and (if there's a command) find the source clip.

    Match frame is the command for this.

    dsp_418:
    Actually if there's a command that can simply load the clip in my Source Window (even better with the same in/out points I'm using in the timeline) that would be awesome!

    ALT+match frame will load the source clip with any previous in/out marks, but if you've made new in/out marks since editing the clip into the sequence, they won't match whatever is in the sequence, I'm afraid.

    Tomas' suggestion will load only the marked material into the source window, but not the rest of the clip.  Depending on your goal, this might help, too.

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    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Sat, Oct 4 2014 8:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to find edited source clips?

    Great!!

     

    Thank you so much Carl and Tomas!!

    Match frame is exactly what I was looking for, but ALT + CTRL + C might become useful as well.

     

    Thanks.

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