Log and editing

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The editing page (picture 17) is split in three columns and a timeline below. In the timeline there are all the cuts of the selected clip. Left column is intended to organize editing environment in accordance with this structure:

Project → Folder → Sequence

Sequences are the set of cuts from several clips organized in playlists and displayed in the right column. In the following steps we describe thoroughly how each of these sections works.

Left column

Editing project organization:

  • Project are macro-containers of the editing project.

  • Folder are thematic containers inside a Project.

  • Sequences contains all the cuts of a specific editing project of a Folder.

We give a practical example of this logic in operation.

Starting from the several archives resources present in “Search” section we want to create a project which deals with the movements of the body. Some archives may contain dances or street demontrations others may contain films and such like. Therefore, our search can extrapolate elements from several clips collections. So we choose our first setting to create:

  • The Project “Movimenti del Corpo"

  • The Folder “Danza”

  • The Sequence “Tarantelle”

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Clicking on “Add New seq” we can enter the titles described above (picture 19). In so doing we create the first environment within which begin to build our editing, by selecting takes of clips from the database in which there are the elements to be entered in the playlist “Tarantelle”.

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Therefore, we can gradually build other environments. For example we can add the Sequence “Tango” and fill it with all the cuts concerning tango and so on. In the same general project “Movimenti del corpo”, we can create a different variant of “movimento danza” because we want to deal with “bodies on revolt” namely the movements of body during riots, street demonstrations, ect. Then, we click again on “Add New seq” button and add the Folder “Corpi in rivolta” and the Sequence “Seattle” to the existing Project “Movimenti del corpo”.

Every user can create Folders and Sequences or partecipate to the editing of Sequences and Folders created by other users, depending on the permissions granted by the Project admin.

(The nickname of the user who creates a new Folder is shown to the left of the name of the folder, red arrow, picture 20).

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In conclusion, we stress the importance of that little Play button (green arrow, picture 20); using it we can open a new window that allows us to see in succession all the cuts stored in our playlist and gives us the possibility to see the editing of our Log work.

Middle column

Player and edit.

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Player commands allow us a series of operations. We simulate a whole editing operation rather than describe its functions one by one.

Once opened our editing page (picture 17) we can valorize parts of the resource which interests us. That operation means determining a “In” and “Out” for the part we are interested in and adding a description and rating.

Step 1 By clicking “Nuova ” (first button to the left of player; picture 21) we can make a new cut to the selected clip and assign it an “In” and an “Out”.

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Step 2

The buttons “In” and “Out” are those blue indicated with scissor icons (red arrows picture 22). Then we pause the clip, position the mouse on the new In and click first scissor on the left. After that we decide what is our Out point and click on the othe scissor on the right (red arrow, picture 22). If we want to verify precisely the “In” and “Out” points assigned, we can click on green arrows buttons respectively at the left and at the right end of the Log bar (yellow arrow, picture 22).

After checking our In and Out , we can enter Titles and Details (turquoise arrows, picture 22), assign a rating (green arrow, picture 22) and save our editing session by clicking on “SALVA LE MODIFICHE” (blu arrow, picture 22).

The result of our working session will appear below the player (timeline, picture 23) with all the changes we made.

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From that area we can click on every single line to enable the visualization of our cut on the player.

The user who created the cut (just him) can remove or eliminate it by clicking “REMOVE ROW” (green arrow, picture 23). Once selected (one click), every cut can be added to the opened sequence on the right column (blu arrow, picture 23) by clicking on “aggiungi a seq” (black arrow, picture 23). Moreover, the user (if enabled) can download the selected line in high definition by clicking on “download original” (yellow arrow , picture 23)

Right column

Sequences

Sequences column allows to create playlists, namely a pre-editing, drawing from several archive resources and put them in Project and Folder as described in paragraph “Left column”.

In details:

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As we have seen, playlists are created by selecting (one click) a cut from the timeline and clicking on “agg a seq” (picture 23). These operations will populate right column with a succession of cuts.

From playlist we can (picture 24) :

  • Remove the cut by clicking on “elimina” (green arrow , picture 24)

  • Sort the cut position inside the playlist by using “+1” and “-1” buttons

  • Back to the original clip from which the cut has been selected to be added to the playlist.

We remind you that it is enough to click on play button on the left column (next to the sequence name) for seeing the result of the editing session.(green arrow, picture 20).