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  • Sat, Jun 22 2013 11:05 PM

    • aedwurd
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    Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    Hi,

    I have a gradient background that I know I want to use for 5 seconds for title. 

    I Made it in Avid Title Tool and it's now in my Source window. 

    I put an in point and then I move my playhead to the 5 second point and mark my out point. That works. But, is there a way to mark an in point then type the amount of seconds I want the clip to be without having to move the playhead down? 

    Thanks in advance

     

     

     

     

  • Sat, Jun 22 2013 11:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    By far the quickest way to do what you want to do is to...

    1:  Hit "Home" to take yourself to the head of the clip

    2:  Type "+1000" and hit Enter to go ten seconds in (this gives you ten seconds of incoming handle if there is even the slightest chance you will want to trim the head out at some point later)

    3:  Mark an IN

    4:  Type "+500" and hit enter to advance five seconds

    5:  Use the left arrow to go back one frame (trust me)

    6:  Mark and OUT

    You now have a duration of precisely five seconds ready to go.  This is a process I use every single day and it works a treat.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Dave Forsyth

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  • Sat, Jun 22 2013 11:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    If you have timecode set in the Timecode window above the source monitor you should be able to type in +5 00 enter. Minus key and 5 00 takes you back 5

    FWIW the full stop (Period) key enters 00 with the one key stroke

     

  • Sun, Jun 23 2013 12:37 AM In reply to

    • aedwurd
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    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    Thanks for the input. It works great.

     

     

  • Sun, Jun 23 2013 6:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    Also, if you want to advance 100 frames, type +100f, then enter.

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  • Sun, Jun 23 2013 7:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    TrainerDave:
    By far the quickest way to do what you want to do is to...

    1:  Hit "Home" to take yourself to the head of the clip

    2:  Type "+1000" and hit Enter to go ten seconds in (this gives you ten seconds of incoming handle if there is even the slightest chance you will want to trim the head out at some point later)

    3:  Mark an IN

    4:  Type "+500" and hit enter to advance five seconds

    5:  Use the left arrow to go back one frame (trust me)

    6:  Mark and OUT

    I think there's a way that's ever so slightly faster.

    Steps 1 - 3 are the same.

    4. Type +424 (PAL/25/50 project) or +429 (NTSC/29/59 project)

    Step 5 is no longer required.  Step 6 is the same.

    ciao,
    Carl 

     

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  • Sun, Jun 23 2013 11:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    Hey Carl,

    Good catch and I agree... to a point.

    The method I use is universal which means you can use it at 24, 25 or 30fps without having to do any maths.

    But you are right nonetheless. ;)

    Cheers,

    Dave Forsyth

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  • Sun, Jun 23 2013 11:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    TrainerDave:
    The method I use is universal which means you can use it at 24, 25 or 30fps without having to do any maths.

    Good point; I overlooked the "no math" bonus of your method.  Smile

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

  • Sun, Jun 23 2013 12:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    Thanks Carl.  If there's even the slightest chance there's something I can do to make things easier for myself... I'm absolutely going to find it! ;)

    Cheers,

    Dave Forsyth

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  • Sun, Jun 23 2013 9:15 PM In reply to

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    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    Here's a little shortcut:

    "+5." = advance 5 seconds

    "+5.." = advance 5 minutes

    "+5..."= advance 5 hours

     

    Ken

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  • Mon, Jun 24 2013 3:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    Ken Lent:

    Here's a little shortcut:

    "+5." = advance 5 seconds

    "+5.." = advance 5 minutes

    "+5..."= advance 5 hours

     

    Ken

    It's been over 10 years working with Avid, and I learn something new every day!  Thanks Ken!

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  • Mon, Jun 24 2013 5:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    FunkyDragon:
    and I learn something new every day!
    Darn Funky thought you might have picked it up from "FWIW the full stop (Period) key enters 00 with the one key stroke" earlier in the thread. I added the "(Period)" especially for the you. Big Smile 

    The "." key works the same way for setting TC's in Media Logger, Capture Tool, (that some of us relics still use) entering a new Start TC for a timeline etc .

  • Mon, Jun 24 2013 6:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    AndrewAction:

    FunkyDragon:
    and I learn something new every day!
    Darn Funky thought you might have picked it up from "FWIW the full stop (Period) key enters 00 with the one key stroke" earlier in the thread. I added the "(Period)" especially for the you. Big Smile 

    The "." key works the same way for setting TC's in Media Logger, Capture Tool, (that some of us relics still use) entering a new Start TC for a timeline etc .

    Oh,I picked up on that, but having it all nice and organized the way Ken did, well, that gave me the "Ah-HA!" Moment.

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    Happy Editing!

  • Wed, Jun 26 2013 5:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    AndrewAction:

    . . .  thought you might have picked it up from "FWIW the full stop (Period) key enters 00 with the one key stroke" earlier in the thread.

    Oops, missed your FWIW comment, Andrew, when I skimmed through this thread.

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  • Wed, Jun 26 2013 5:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: Setting duration of clip in Source window by typing instead of moving playhead

    FunkyDragon:

    . . . having it all nice and organized the way Ken did, well, that gave me the "Ah-HA!" Moment.

    Glad to have provided the aha format for you, Funky!

    Ken

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