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  • Mon, Aug 25 2008 4:34 PM

    • GBerge
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    Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

    With a little time, effort and fine tuning, toolsets and workspaces can be dynamic and powerful workflow assistants to boost your workflow.

  • Mon, Aug 25 2008 9:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

     Hi, and thanks GBerge for posting this. From where I'm sitting (MCA 2.8.1) there are a limit of 8 workspaces mappable to the keyboard and 5 Toolsets. Is this correct?

    I would love more than that. I'm currently using all 8 workspaces and could easilly use 6 more!

    I also hear (http://community.avid.com/forums/t/62024.aspx) that Toolsets are more reloable than workspaces, but only having the 5 seen in the Toolsets pull-down is very limiting. Are more possible?

     

    To give an idea of what I would need, here would be my ideal situation (based on my current workspaces:

    Workspace 1: Source/Record (4x3 video)

    Workspace 2: Source/Record (16x9 video)

    Workspace 3: Script Editing (4x3 video)

    Workspace 4: Script Editing (16x9 video)

    Workspace 5: Capture (4x3 video)

    Workspace 6: Capture (16x9 video)

    Workspace 7: Audio without AudioSuite (4x3 video)

    Workspace 8: Audio without AudioSuite (16x9 video)

    Workspace 9: Audio with AudioSuite (4x3 video)

    Workspace 10: Audio with AudioSuite (16x9 video)

    Workspace 11: Color Correct (4x3 video)

    Workspace 12: Color Correct (16x9 video)

    Workspace 13: Rotoscoping (4x3 video)

    Workspace 14: Rotoscoping (16x9 video)

     

    Yes this might seem excessive to most, but screen real-estate is very valuable, as is fast switchability. In my work day, I jump into and out of 2-6 projects, some HD, some 4x3 letterbox, some are 2-hour documentaries and some are a stream of :30 spots. I need versatility.

     

    Any advice?

     

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  • Mon, Aug 25 2008 10:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

    You can link certain settings by name so that when you switch into a particular Toolset all the appropriate settings switch at the same time.

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  • Mon, Aug 25 2008 10:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

     The five toolset categories are all there is, unfortunately, but they cover the five most commonly used configurations for Avid workflow, and are fully customizable, including linking a particular timeline view to a particular toolset using "link to current". For your case, I would recommend customizing the toolsets based on either HD or SD, depending on which is your primary workflow, and dedicate the workspaces to the secondary workflow. That should help.

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  • Tue, Aug 26 2008 4:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

    Combining Toolsets with Workspaces? It's so crazy, it just might work!

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  • Tue, Aug 26 2008 4:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

     Check out "Linking User Settings and Workspaces" in the Help.

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  • Thu, Sep 11 2008 10:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

     GBerge,

    Thanks to a link in the latest "Avid in Focus" I found your tutorial.

    Great stuff! An extremely well produced tutorial on one of the more puzzling aspects of MC for us newcomers.

    Regards,

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  • Mon, Aug 30 2010 11:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

    This is cool. I have tried it but when I double click the new workspace and click on Save (It is set for manually save) the jumps back to the original workspace I made. I have tried it both before and after I named it and I did have selectred the "link..." check box.

    Ideas? Running MC5.0.3

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  • Mon, Aug 30 2010 11:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

    Jeff:

    This is one of the stranger aspects of MC. To create a new workspace, you need to duplicate an existing workspace by clicking and dragging the topmost workspace upwards. Customize as desired. Then, if you expand the project window horizontally, you'll see another column where you can name your workspaces.

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  • Tue, Aug 31 2010 12:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Tips & Tricks: Toolsets and Workspaces

    Jeff,

    Maybe this tutorial will help clarify Larry's advice even more.

    Regards,
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