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      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  General » Journalist  ·  Admin →
      Phil HainlinePhil Hainline commented  · 

      Perhaps a useful amendment to this export feature.

      Please, optionally, prepend a sequence number to the batch export. Hopefully using the clip's user assigned string for the filename, replacing any characters not compatible with the native file system. This is useful when you need to take a sequence of clips to another tool (e.g. Final Cut Pro) and would like to import a sequence of discreet files in order. Saves slicing and dicing, but even more, provides a useful back pointer to the original clip (via filename, not any fancy XML). Please consider this idea, even if you don’t want to take on multiple selection in the clipboards. Would be very useful to “Export Selection…" on the timeline too.

      Example:
      001-clipboard snippet.wav
      002-clipboard snippet.wav

      This would be very useful as I 'find the story' using:

      A. Listen to all interviews, “copying" best regions to clipboards (typically very short)
      B. Option-Drag desired clips to a free clipboard, moving clips up and down. (dragging or Cmd-up-arrow)
      C. Listen to the clipboard, in order, using <space>, <down-arrow>, <space>….

      As good as the Montage timeline is, moving clips up and down on clipboard (with implicit insertion ;-) is many times faster. (If you added a modifier key to a timeline drag, that caused an insert (not overlay) of content after the "drop point”, then editing on the timeline could be much quicker. Maybe it is there and I can’t find it?

      Even if the drag-insert feature existed, the export prepended sequence number would still be useful to move the ’story’ snippet files, in sequence, and discretely, to any other editor.

      Unclear how common my workflow might be, I'll include this use case for reference. I really appreciate the ’story’ oriented features in Hindenburg. I'm coming to Hindenburg from Bias Peak. I typically interview many people (20-80), often audio only, for my videos. Find the best bits, using named “regions”. Listen repeatedly to the audio bits until they sink in. Sequence the typically very short regions into a story (using CD Mastering in Peak, or Project in ’Studio One’). Export the regions with a prepended sequence number. Import into a video editor (FCP or Premiere) and add timeline spacing to complement the images and music.

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