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Jason Jenkins
Timeline Index: Sort Alphabetically?
on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:09:02 pm

I'm struggling to select the whole timeline, except clips from a certain keyword collection. It seems that if I could sort the timeline index alphabetically, it would easier to deselect those clips manually, because they would be grouped together. I can search the keyword and easily select all the clips that match, but how do I invert that selection so that those are the only deselected items? Am I making any sense?

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Timeline Index: Sort Alphabetically?
on Mar 15, 2014 at 2:27:36 am

What are you trying to do with the clips you want to select?


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Timeline Index: Sort Alphabetically?
on Mar 15, 2014 at 2:32:22 am

[Jeremy Garchow] "What are you trying to do with the clips you want to select?
"

I was able to go through the index and deselect the clips (one by one) I didn't want selected and it's a bit better than doing it on the timeline.

Basically, there were some clips I wanted to precomp in order to add effects to, but others that I didn't want to be affected (or "effect"ed).

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Bill Davis
Re: Timeline Index: Sort Alphabetically?
on Mar 15, 2014 at 4:55:00 am

Obviously you didn't know you'd want to do this in advance...

But the next time, you could just set a Composite Shot role and apply it to that class of shots when you import them.

20/20 hindsight and all.

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Timeline Index: Sort Alphabetically?
on Mar 15, 2014 at 5:50:17 pm

I'm not exactly sure if this would work for you but why not search and select the keyword.

Compund those, then select everything in the index but the compound, make your adjusements, then break apart the original compund.

Again, not sure of that would work, but maybe?


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Timeline Index: Sort Alphabetically?
on Mar 15, 2014 at 6:16:54 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "why not search and select the keyword.

Compund those, then select everything in the index but the compound, make your adjusements, then break apart the original compund. "


I actually tried this, but oddly, the compound did not stay in place and ended up at the end of the timeline. I got scared and "undoed" it! I should probably duplicate the project before trying a bunch of unknown operations. Sure would be handy if an index selection could be inverted.

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