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  • Tue, Feb 12 2019 11:06 AM

    • Adrian Redmond
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    Simplifying multiple frame grabbing

    I often make framegrabs from my captured footage for use in other media. I typically do this clip by clip in the source viewer using the "Export to file>tiff" option.

    Handling maybe 100 framegrabs in this way is slow because of the multiple mouseclicking and the necessity of creating a unique name when grabbing several shots from a single clip.

    I would love to see an option whereby framegrabbing - after the first grab where the destinaion directory and format is selected, becomes a "one-click process" - automatically giving a unique filename (for example clipname+timecode). This should be a feature button that could be mapped via the command pallete - ideally to a keyboard key or even a hardware button on Artist transport.

    Such a feature would dramatically speed up the process of grabbing many frames from a project.

    Any chance of this sometime in the future?

    (I'm in 8.5.3 so maybe its already there in later versions?) :)

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  • Tue, Feb 12 2019 12:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Simplifying multiple frame grabbing

    Would it be a solution to splice your framegrabs into a sequence, then export that sequence as sequential TIFFs?

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  • Tue, Feb 12 2019 12:46 PM In reply to

    • Adrian Redmond
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    Re: Simplifying multiple frame grabbing

    Not really, because that would result in individual framegrabs that no longer were identified by clip ID.

    The advantage of the present manual export approach is that the system creates a default filename based on the clip name. If you export more than one grab from a single clip, you need to add a suffix to the second so as not to overwrite the first (and so on) - hence my suggestion to automatically add the timecode of the IN as a suffix, giving a unique identifier that also allows one to go back to the original frame.

    I have seen such an approach with other systems, and this enables really fast grabbing with much reduced mousework - I would love to have this option in MC.

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    Channel 6 Television Denmark

  • Tue, Feb 12 2019 8:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Simplifying multiple frame grabbing

    I understand. And using the subclip function, then export all from the bin?

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