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  • Thu, Mar 30 2017 11:50 PM

    • discaciate
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    MediaCentral - Suggestions

    Hello,

    I work in a TV station and we have a large AVID production system in our plant. Here we have Media Composer users collaborating with MediaCentral users. It's a great system and it works really well. We had it since version 2.2 and we are now in version 2.7.2. It's quite impressive how the system has evolved in such a short time span.

    Now for the suggestions:

    1 - We work with disks that contain multiple clips. A single disk can sometimes have more than 100 individual clips. One of the workflows involves a MediaCentral user selecting clips (and parts of them) and arranging them in a timeline. The user has to open every single clip in the Media pane and then drag it to the sequence pane. It's useful when the user wants to select specific parts of a clip. This activity can be quite time-consuming when the user wants to select a lot of clips, without making any IN or OUT selections on them. The suggestion: The user can select multiple clips in the asset pane and drag that selection directly into the sequence pane (as long as a sequence is open). Or maybe right click on the selected clips and select an "Add to a sequence" option.

    2 - We also have an extensive use of the logging function. The logging has some pretty solid export options. But we would like to have an additional one: export to iNews. We have users that use the standalone iNews client and it would be great if those users could see the text of the logged clip in iNews. Right now we do a copy and paste operation, but that's far from ideal. Suggestion: And export to iNews option in the export options of the Logging panel. The user would then select the folder and the story to past it too. A real time export (the story would get updated as the user logs the clip) would be even better.

    Keep up the good work guys. Thank you. 

  • Sat, Apr 1 2017 11:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: MediaCentral - Suggestions

    There's a way to use Data Receiver to ingest logs. You would need a specific SFC file for it and a wire service license for iNEWS.  Your system may have an unused one.

    You set up a share for everyone to save logs to and set Data Receiver to pull from there.  The logs come in as wire stories.

    Avid Customer Care should be able to supply the SFC file.

  • Wed, Apr 19 2017 7:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: MediaCentral - Suggestions

    discaciate:
    The suggestion: The user can select multiple clips in the asset pane and drag that selection directly into the sequence pane (as long as a sequence is open). Or maybe right click on the selected clips and select an "Add to a sequence" option.

    Thanks for your feedback. I fully agree on what you are describing here. We are working on improving the usability in this area.  

    Martin

     

  • Fri, Apr 28 2017 8:54 AM In reply to

    • discaciate
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    Re: MediaCentral - Suggestions

    Great news! I'm glad to hear that you guys are working on it.

    Allow me to add another suggestion:

    3 - A quick and visual way to know if a clip has been logged or not. Sometimes a user will want to browse through a selection of clips and check if they have already been logged. The way we do it now is to open the clip on the Media pane and check for the logging icons (journalists call them "tic tac", gotta love their creativity) in the mini-timeline. The suggestions:

    a) add an small indication to the thumbnail indicating that the clip has atleast one log marked add to it. It can be a small "tic tac" icon on the lower right corner of the thumbnail, for example.

    b) add another search criteria 'logged" and 'not logged".

  • Fri, Apr 28 2017 1:26 PM In reply to

    • tschlenk
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    Re: MediaCentral - Suggestions

    Hi, with Media Index you can perform this search now although it's not very obvious:

    Search for "*", add TBMD > id as a search criterion and set it to "not set". This will return all assets that don't have any markers/locators set. 

    This works with MCUX 2.10

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