Changing Clip Information and Content

This section explains how to check the information of the clip and change settings.

Correcting Properties

Change the clip frame rate or specify the start timecode in the [Clip Properties] dialog box.

1) Select a clip in the clip view, and click [Properties].

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2) Correct the settings, and click [OK].

[Clip Properties] Dialog Box

The displayed tab varies according to the type of clip.

[File info] tab

Check type, data size and other details of files. You can also rename clips, rename reels, enter comments, and change the clip display color.

[Video info] tab

Check the start TC (timecode), end TC or image size. You can also change the start TC, poster frame, aspect ratio, color space, color correspondence range, field order, and frame rate.

To return the settings to their state at capture, click [Back to Default Settings].

[Stereoscopic info] tab

If a clip is not a stereoscopic clip, divide a clip to handle it as a stereoscopic clip.

Handling Non-Stereoscopic Clips as Stereoscopic Clips

[Audio info] tab

Check the start and end TCs, or re-acquire wave information (waveform representation of audio).

To return the settings to their state at capture, click [Back to Default Settings].

[Still image info] tab

Check the format or image size. You can also change duration, aspect ratio, color space, and color correspondence range.

[Expansion info] tab

Check the expansion information of a file or clip. The details displayed differ depending on the clip type.

Renaming Clips Collectively

You can collectively rename clips with the same reference source in the bin or on the timeline.

1) Select and right-click on the clip to rename in the bin, and click [Rename related clips].

2) Modify the settings, and click [OK].

[Rename related clips] Dialog Box

[Name]

Enter a new clip name and select the renaming target.

[Clips have same original asset and name same as the selected clip.]

Rename only clips with the same reference source and name as the selected clip.

[All Clips have same original asset.]

Rename all clips with the same reference source as the selected clip.

Correcting Multiple Clip Properties

When the clip view of the bin is set to [Detail] or [Icon], you can select multiple clips to rename the clips or change the clip display color as well as other settings at the same time.

The following items can be corrected in a single operation:

Note

  • If a selected clip contains an invalid setting, a warning message will appear to ask whether to continue changing the settings. If settings are changed as they are, changes will not be reflected in that clip.

Correcting Clip Names/Reel Names/Comments

You can edit the following multiple settings at one time.

1) Set the clip view of the bin to [Detail] or [Icon].

2) Select and right-click the multiple clips whose properties are to be changed, and click [Rename Clip].

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3) Press [Tab] on the keyboard, and select the items to correct.

4) Enter the new content.

Correcting Clip Display Color, Frame Rate, Aspect Raito, Color Space, etc.

You can edit the following settings at one time.

1) Set the clip view of the bin to [Detail] or [Icon].

2) Select the multiple clips whose properties are to be changed.

3) Click , and select an item to correct.

Correcting the Settings Dialog Box

Change the settings for color bar, color matte, or title clip in the settings dialog box.

1) Right-click a color bar clip, color matte clip or title clip in the bin, and click [Edit].

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Converting Files

AVCHD or HDV standard native files can be converted to AVI such as Grass Valley HQ codec and downconverted to SD image quality.

1) Right-click a clip in the bin, and click [Convert] → [File].

2) Select the codec and image quality from the [Save as type] list, and click [Save].

MPEG File Media Settings

For MPEG format clips, setting to ensure faster seeking of files can be changed for each clip.

Note

  • [MPEG Media Settings] will not be displayed if the target file is not MPEG.

1) Right-click a clip in the bin, and click [MPEG Media Settings].

2) Set each item and click [OK].

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[MPEG Media Settings] Dialog Box

[Use Accel. Seek]

Set faster seeking of MPEG files. To speed up seeking, check this item first, and then check the following items if necessary.

[Create Seek Information in Background]

Collect the time stamp information of MPEG files at idling to speed up the seek.

[Save Seek Information to File]

Save the seek information as a reusable file.

[A/V Synchronization Using PTS]

Some MPEG files have no valid PTS (time stamp information). Check this item to decode files that have no PTS.

Check this item to use the PTS (time stamp information) for synchronization of audio and video.

[Get timecode from GOP header]

Some MPEG files may have timecode information in their header. Check this item to use timecode information.

H.264 Media Settings

You can set whether to acquire timecode information from Picture Timing SEI by each clip to H.264 codec clips.

Note

  • If the target file is not H.264 codec, [H.264 Media Settings] will not be displayed.

1) Right-click a clip in the bin, and click [H.264 Media Settings].

2) Set each item and click [OK].

[Get timecode from Picture Timing SEI]

Check this item to acquire the timecode information from Picture Timing SEI.

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Checking Clip Save Destinations

Display the save destination folder for the clip.

1) Right-click a clip in the bin, and click [Explorer].

Opening Files with Software

You can open a file with application software associated to the file, for example, by opening *.psd files in Photoshop.

1) Right-click a clip in the bin, and click [Open].

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