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Add option to colorize portions of the tape

First, thanks for making this product. It's saved me so much time since I started using it.

I think if we could change portions of the tape for labeling purposes it would be useful in a number of ways. I mostly use your software to edit interviews for broadcast - and so a big part of the job is whittling down 15 minutes of tape to 10 minutes of interview. If I could colorize portions of the tape, then on the first pass through I could indicate which parts I definitely want to keep in, and which parts are "maybes." Right now I rely on the label feature, but if you zoom out this is difficult to scan, and i always find myself hunting through the tape for the parts I had in mind. I would also be able to use this to distinguish between the host portions of the interview and the guest portions. Those are the big ones for me, but I'm sure people producing more sophisticated shows could think of other ways to use it as well.

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Keith Menconi shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Hi Keith (and supporters ;),

Apologies for not responding earlier. We are looking at the option to provide colour-coding options in general. As you can imagine, there are many ways one could use colour-coding, some of them at odds with each other, so it will take us some time to document all the options and find the right solution. But we are taking this seriously, thanks again for the feedback.

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  • AdminHindy Support (Support, Hindenburg Systems) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for the suggestion Keith. We are in fact working towards some solution for using colour-coding in the workspace to help sort your material.

    However, I thought you might want to look at our guide articles and tutorials regarding use of the clipboards. Our current workflow design is that you use the clipboards to sort your material from your original material, clear the workspace and then import the clips from the clipboards. Take a look by searching for "clipboard" in our guides: hindenburg.com/support/guides.

    Best, Chris
    Hindy support team

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