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    Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    This one could save you some time when applying the same effect to multiple clips on your timeline.

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  • Sun, Feb 8 2009 3:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    If your clips are sequential (as in your example), it would be faster to add a new video track then drop the desired effect onto the Filler above the clips.  If you have say four sequential, then another clip that doesn't require the effect, you could do an Add Edit to split the Filler and the effect will only apply to the Filler sections you want. 

    http://community.avid.com/forums/t/68303.aspx

     

    Your double-click method is a good quick way to put effects onto multiple clips if they are non-sequential. 

     

     

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  • Sun, Feb 8 2009 9:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    Thank you, Kenton.

    That's a valuable piece of knowledge to add to the process.
    I didn't know about it before.

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    Douglas

    Edit added:
    I looked at the thread you refer to just now.
    It was just starting when I was making the tutorial.........
    Too bad I hadn't seen it first -  then I could have added more meat to my tutorial Geeked
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  • Tue, Apr 14 2009 5:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    There are some effects that cannot go across filler so its also handy for this situation!

    thanks

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  • Tue, Apr 14 2009 5:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    cluas:
    There are some effects that cannot go across filler so its also handy for this situation!

    Can you say specifically which ones?  IIRC, any effect that you can apply to a clip can be applied to Filler.

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  • Fri, Jun 19 2009 10:42 AM In reply to

    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    Kenton.VanNatten:

    If your clips are sequential (as in your example), it would be faster to add a new video track then drop the desired effect onto the Filler above the clips.  If you have say four sequential, then another clip that doesn't require the effect, you could do an Add Edit to split the Filler and the effect will only apply to the Filler sections you want. 

    ...

    Douglas,

    A similar method is to hold down Alt while double-clicking the effect in the Effect Palette. This will span a single effect across the selected sequential clips.

    I'm not experienced enough to tell you why you'd want to span and nest versus adding another video track. Perhaps it's a matter of personal taste, but I imagine there is some rationale as for when to use one method versus the other.

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    BobbyMurcerFan:
    why you'd want to.........

    From time to time when I am making a tutorial about something such as the above, I get this feeling.
    OK.... you can do it, but why would anyone want to do it?
    My own thoughts are - it is can be useful to know that the possibility exists - in case you need it one day. Geeked

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    "why you'd want to": perhaps if you are adding filters to clips that you'll want tweak individually for some clips as opposed to setting globally? Douglas your tutorials are an invaluable resource and much appreciated by this former Liquid user! I am really getting to enjoy using Media Composer now and having these tutorials just a couple of clicks away is making the transition smoother.

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  • Sat, Jan 2 2010 10:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    BobbyMurcerFan:

    I'm not experienced enough to tell you why you'd want to span and nest versus adding another video track. Perhaps it's a matter of personal taste, but I imagine there is some rationale as for when to use one method versus the other.

    Essentially it is a matter of personal choice, but I like to keep a timeline as uncluttered as possible, so I tend to build multi-layer effects and then collapse them into a single layer. This is also the best way to get clean, global transitions from multi-layers to a single clip, or vice versa. An example of Alt double-click spanning and nesting would be creating a series of images with transitions and then framing those images inside a PIP that floats through the screen.

     

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    drbgaijin:

    BobbyMurcerFan:
    why you'd want to.........

    From time to time when I am making a tutorial about something such as the above, I get this feeling.
    OK.... you can do it, but why would anyone want to do it?
    My own thoughts are - it is can be useful to know that the possibility exists - in case you need it one day. Geeked

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  • Sun, Jan 3 2010 9:28 PM In reply to

    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    drbgaijin:
    but why would anyone want to do it?
    With this one, lets see? I have a client in later this month with 300 family stills and little money. To save money they have agreed to a standard duration  BUT they really want movement on most of them.

    In script view set standard duration for all the stills (with heads and tails). Select all clips and drag into a timeline

    Create a default Pan and Zoom effect with the 5 or so basic settings that will be the same. (target mode , no eases etc) Works for both Avid and BCC P&Z. Save this effect to a bin.  Lasso the timeline in segement mode and double click on the saved Pan and Zoom effect. 

    Result 300 clips with Pan and Zoom effects with my first 5 settings done in less than 5 minutes.    A single click remove effect on the clips you dont want to use it on is still quicker than adding an effect and setting the basics up each time. So why would you not want to have this method in your bag of tricks??

     

  • Tue, Mar 29 2011 9:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    Thanks for your demo on this, Douglas!

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    I am glad to have been of help.
    By the way - Welcome to the Avid Community Michale Big Smile

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    Mr. Douglas:

    Thank you so very much for your good works.  I feel like the skies have parted as a result of your tuturials.

    Best,

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    Re: Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    very helpful, thanks!

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