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  • Sat, Jun 26 2010 4:20 PM

    • Andy_AK
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    Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Just a very quick question - is there an equivalent to doing a one click "snapshot" of a frame on the timeline or source viewer video in MC5?

    Many thanks

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  • Sat, Jun 26 2010 5:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Not sure I follow the question.

     

    Do you want a screen shot, or do you want a still of the source in the timeline?

     

    If you want a still, is that to cut into the timeline or to use elsewhere?

     

    You can make a freeze frame of any source and edit it in the timeline.

     

    You can export a still in several file formats by parking on a frame and selecting export, then setting it to graphic and adjust as wanted.

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  • Sat, Jun 26 2010 7:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    The "snapshot" button in liquid allowed you to send a copy of a frame on the timeline to a folder/bin in the project window to use on the timeline. It was possible to have a snapshot button associated with the timeline and also a separate one associated with the source viewer - basically by clicking on the snapshot icon a clip (named "snapshot") was placed in a bin/folder in the project window corresponding to the timeline frame.The properties of the snapshot clip produced are governed by the parameters used for image import - I had mine setup to give any image or snapshot a duration of 12 seconds.  There was a different function for freeze frame in liquid.

    I guess my question was whether there was a "one click" method that would export a frame from the timeline (or source viewer) into a bin and create a clip of defined length. My aim is to add the clip back to the timeline and apply a 2D scale and border effect.

    Not sure if this is any clearer!!

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  • Sat, Jun 26 2010 8:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Andy_AK:
    I guess my question was whether there was a "one click" method that would export a frame from the timeline (or source viewer) into a bin and create a clip of defined length.

    Not exactly one click, but if you park on a frame in the source viewer, you can then go to the clip menu, pull down to "freeze frame", pull out to the length of time you want, and choose an appropriate field option. If the image is static, choose "both fields". If there is movement in the image, choose "interpolated field". A clip of that frame for the chosen duration will be created and placed in the bin and the source monitor when completed.

     

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    As already pointed out, the Freeze-Frame function is used in MC.
    Here is a little more visual description of the function.

    Not 1-click, but still workeable.

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  • Sun, Jun 27 2010 2:11 AM In reply to

    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Larry Rubin:
    go to the clip menu, pull down to "freeze frame", pull out to the length of time you want, and choose an appropriate field option

    It can be one click if you map it to your keyboard (Menu to Button mapping)

    SHIFT+PageUp gives me a 10 sec Freeze Frame every time.

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  • Sun, Jun 27 2010 12:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Many thanks everyone - I was able to use freeze frame to get what I want. Thanks for the tip about keyboard mapping sounds just the thing I need.

    Kind regards

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Any way to create an icon that will do the same thing as a keyboard shortcut...?

    Liquids one click on the icon is REEEALLY convenient....

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  • Wed, Jun 30 2010 10:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Joe M:

    Any way to create an icon that will do the same thing as a keyboard shortcut...?

    Liquids one click on the icon is REEEALLY convenient....

    Are you asking if you can assign a button to be the Freeze Frame command from the menu?  If so, then yes.  

     

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  • Wed, Jun 30 2010 10:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    And you would use the "menu to button" mode of the command palette to do it.

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  • Wed, Jun 30 2010 11:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    I think Joe is looking to create an icon on the timeline toolbar similar to the snapshot icon (looks like a camera) in Liquid. Clicking on that icon creates a BMP file of the video frame at the location of the scrubber on the timeline and puts it into the currently active bin. There is no eqivalent icon in MC and you can't create one. It was one of the very nice features of Liquid and maybe it can be included in MC for a future version.

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  • Thu, Jul 1 2010 5:28 AM In reply to

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Yep... LewS... that is what I hoping for... or at least something less archaic and complicated-ish as the AVID approach...

    You guys who never used Liquid... you would really LOVE a one click (or mapped key) that copied the frame you were looking at in either active monitor... and put it in the projects active bin as it's own pic file...

    ... So far... my experience with AVID is that almost every simple edit takes multiple keystrokes to achieve the simplists of results.... (what little I experience I have had with MC4 -... haven't gotten my key for MC5 ...- yet)there is definately does not seem to have a lot of efficiency built into AVID... BUT... it does seem to do a lot... it is just that the road to getting a lot done always seems to be from the longest route.

    (just a first impression - so far)

     

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    Joe I wouldn't argue with that point but MC 5 is a step in the right approach in making things quicker or more one step in MC. There will be things you miss in Liquid but there will be things you love in MC. Would love to see them get hitched and have a kidBig Smile

  • Thu, Jul 1 2010 3:07 PM In reply to

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    Joe M:

    ... you would really LOVE a one click (or mapped key) that copied the frame you were looking at in either active monitor... and put it in the projects active bin as it's own pic file...

    ... So far... my experience with AVID is that almost every simple edit takes multiple keystrokes to achieve the simplists of results....  BUT... it does seem to do a lot... it is just that the road to getting a lot done always seems to be from the longest route.....

    I miss a lot of shortcuts, including assigning to  the ALT +/ or CTRL keys.  Sometimes it is hard to do things "the MC way" when you are looking for those combo key shortcuts and they are just not there.  This forum helps a bunch and thankfully there are many seasoned MC users willing to listen and with helpful suggestions. The road does seem a bit steep.  After a while though MC and Liquid are not that far different - except for those few issues that keep poppin up.  I second whoever said it would be neat to see MC and Liquid get together and have a kid.

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    Re: Snapshot equivalent in MC5

    I just tried this, and the 'Freeze Frame' key, Clip Menu,  is greyed out, no matter what I do (selecting clip, making it active, marking it etc etc).

    Now what?

    Or perhaps that should be "Now what am I doing wrong?" Huh?

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