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  • Sun, Mar 31 2019 11:38 PM

    Opening multiple files into source monitor

    I've wondered about this for a while, just realized I could just ask people here!

    Why is there a function to open multiple files at once? 

    I can select multiple clips and Avid will either open them in rapid succession in the Source monitor, or it'll ask me if I really want to open those 100 files.  

    What use case is there for this?  I have never been able to figure out why this option exists, and why it just isn't coded out.  


  • Mon, Apr 1 2019 12:24 PM In reply to

    • MikeyB
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    Re: Opening multiple files into source monitor

    The idea is that you can load, say, 5 or 10 clips from a bin into the Source Monitor, and thereafter access them via the Monitor's clip menu (click the name of the clip that's displayed) rather than needing to return to the bin every time. What's more, you can still access those clips even after the Bin they came from has been closed (don't worry if the monitor goes black, the menu contents are still there).

    As to why it allows you to attempt to load more than 20 clips (the menu limit), I have no idea. It should surely say something like 'only the first 20 of 100 will be loaded...'


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