It would be great to be able to choose from a series of templates when starting a new project. Ideally I'd like to designate an existing project as a template. Hindenburg would then remove all audio that is not currently used in the editor or clipboard to minimize the size of that project. That would greatly improve my workflow.
Templates are planned for future versions of Hindenburg Journalist.
Carl Robinson commented
I just figured out a workaround:
* make duplicate of project.nhsx and its associated Files folder by using Ctrl+C then pasting in a different directory, then rename both. The project and Files folder must have the same name, but with <space>Files at the end for the files folder.
* The trick is, do not paste in the same directory, or the project file will save files into the original Files folder, even if you rename them
Carl Robinson commented
+3 for this feature
Love this. My default podcast template saves the tracks only. It would be great if it saved the effects (compressor, eq, etc) for each track and also the intro/outro music files that I have in the clipboard. Definitely tired of recreating this every time I edit.
King Kaufman commented
I would also like to express my support for a template feature, or failing that, at least this: When you copy a project with save-as, a new "files" folder is created — maybe with some way to check off which files you want to include in the new folder — so that you can daisy-chain episodes with the same format without creating a hulking, multi-GB files folder.
Yup! And also allow templating or presetting all of the "session Properties" ID3 tagging so that I don't have to type in the exact same recurring details and tags every. single. time. With hindenburg targetting specifically broadcast and episodic style productions I would think that ease of setup, and professional tagging and publishing should be a no brainer.
Neil Ashworth commented
Same same. I am currently producing a series of ten documentaries for radio and it would be great to have the same setup of tracks and ID3 tags for each so all I have to do is change the episode title and start loading audio.
Similarly I have a couple of segments for my radio show that need the same setup each week.
J Martin Taylor commented
Jeffery Smith commented
I would also applaud the addition of a template feature. I don't really need multiple templates, and would be happy with a default template. I don't use 4 channels, and have to delete three of them to get an uncluttered working space. Enlarging the track by pulling it downward removes two of the 4 screens. Having used Audition and Twisted Wave in the past, I'm just used to seeing a single track when the program boots up.
Lars Michael Sorensen commented
Hope this idea gains some traction. I edit several podcasts that each have their own settings and intros etc. Would be great to just be able to load a default template and get editing.