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  • Fri, Oct 6 2017 1:20 AM

    • SR555
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    Marker colors

    Hi, it would be great if there was a way to customize marker colors.  I have a color code I'm used to using - red for selects, orange for optional selects, purple for dialog or interviews, teal for alternative angles, etc.   It would be nice to be able to keep the same color systems, the way you can option-click other colors.  Sort of a pain to switch.   Thank you

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  • Wed, Oct 11 2017 6:28 AM In reply to

    • TrevorA
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    Re: Marker colors

    avid markers are red/green/blue/yellow/magenta/cyan/black/white and can be assigned to individual shortcuts.

    PPro has 'Cerulean'/'Caribbean'/'Forest' etc & only 2-3 can be assigned to shortcuts.

    Also marking clips is more fiddly than Avid.

    By all means customisability of colours would be useful to some but, on markers, avid have it pretty well sussed

     

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  • Thu, Oct 12 2017 2:51 PM In reply to

    • Atomike
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    Re: Marker colors

    I have several different colors mapped to a few of the function keys at the top of my keyboard.  It works pretty well. 

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  • Sat, Oct 14 2017 4:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Marker colors

    yea you can as many colors as youd like - I have 4 colors mapped, i use this daily. 

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  • Mon, Oct 16 2017 7:31 PM In reply to

    • SR555
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    Re: Marker colors

    Thanks all,

    My issue is mainly with being able to customize the colors.  I don't have them mappped to my keyboard right now but that should probably happen soon.

    I really miss the Premiere interface though - flexible, beautiful, user-friendly, really nice in sooo many ways.  If only it were more stable. Only problem was that it crashed.  All. Day. Long.  

    In addition, Premiere lets you map color labels to your keyboard which is invaluable when marking clips. Small things but that make a big difference.  The more color customization and flexibility, the better.

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