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Khashyar Darvich
Strange "sub-clipping" of original master clips when adding partial clip to sequence
on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:35:54 pm

Hi Everyone,

For the most part, we really like and value CatDV in helping us manage hundreds of hours for our feature documentary film projects.

But, there are some occasional slight bugs that we've sometimes experienced.

For example, we are currently experience is one strange issue whereby when we select an "in" and "out" of a clip, then drag it to a CatDV sequence, then the Master clip often turns into a shorter clip based on the chosen "in" and "out."

The media duration for that shortened clip still lists the full length of the master clip, but when we play the clip in the CatDV viewer, we can only play and see the partial clip.

Also, the thumbnails still contain the thumbnails from the full master clip.

We tried looking for a way to remove ins and outs, choosing "toggle subclip limits" and "clear selection," but we can't find a way of viewing the entire master clip again except for reimporting the original video file as a second clip.

Are we not understanding something, or are we inadvertently choosing to see the clip in a partial view?

We are using CatDV 9 on that particular computer, and the clips are Standard Def DV codec clips that were converted from .mts to DV with Clipwrap (for our offline edit).

Thank you for your thoughts and help.

Khashyar

Producer-Director
Wakan Films
Hollywood, CA
http://www.wakan.com


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Khashyar Darvich
Re: Strange "sub-clipping" of original master clips when adding partial clip to sequence
on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:19:26 am

Hi Again,

I wanted to update you a bit...

I went on CatDV to try and recreate the clip shortening issue when selecting ins and outs and adding them to a sequence, and I could not recreate the issue on a couple of attempts.

When my editor comes in, I am going to sit with him and see if he can recreate the issue.

The issue has happened on at least 10-20 clips, so it is a real issue.

I will keep you all updated.

Khashyar

Producer-Director
Wakan Films
Hollywood, CA
http://www.wakan.com


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Khashyar Darvich
Re: Strange "sub-clipping" of original master clips when adding partial clip to sequence
on Feb 6, 2013 at 5:24:49 am

Another piece of the puzzle...

To test the issue, we installed CatDV on another one of my computers, created a new CatDV project file, dragged the exact same slip that was being "abbreviated" by in and out points from the original project file to the newly created on, and although the in and out points were still selected on the clip, the entire clip on the second test project file was visible.

Is there a CatDV setting that makes only in and out points of a clip visible?

Our next step is to uninstall CatDV on the original computer, and reinstall with a new preference file to see if this is a glitch...

Thank you for any thoughts or ideas.

Khashyar

Producer-Director
Wakan Films
Hollywood, CA
http://www.wakan.com


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Khashyar Darvich
Re: Strange "sub-clipping" of original master clips when adding partial clip to sequence
on Feb 6, 2013 at 10:41:48 pm

Hi Everyone....

We uninstalled the CatDV installation and reinstalled it, and the issue seemed to go away. (I will let you know if the issue still exists).

The lesson: If you are experiencing a strange issue that doesn't make sense, try to uninstall and reinstall CatDV (and upload your backed up preferences file).

I hope this helps someone else.

Khashyar

Producer-Director
Wakan Films
Hollywood, CA
http://www.wakan.com


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Khashyar Darvich
Re: Strange "sub-clipping" of original master clips when adding partial clip to sequence
on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:40:56 am

Another update...

I was working with out editor today, and the issue happened again...

The issue did not occur when he selected ins and outs of clips, but when he clicked "reveal in finder" and then dragged a clip into Final Cut Pro.

Strange issue.

Producer-Director
Wakan Films
Hollywood, CA
http://www.wakan.com


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