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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Template drop zones not respecting in/out points
on Nov 6, 2013 at 4:54:41 pm

Here's what I decided about drop zones back at the time of the release of 10.0.9 - don't know if it's true, but it seemed to be true.

In version 10.0.9 Apple seem to have resolved most of the remaining issues with the use of Drop Zones.

You can now pick the first frame that you want to see in your DropZone clip by selecting it directly from the Browser.

Click on the Drop Zone image well, skim to the frame that you want, click and then Apply Clip.

You will now get consistent results even after export, and even after a restart (which could reset the chosen frame previously).

Note that you can longer use the older technique whereby you selected a clip directly off the timeline. Or rather you have to make a compound clip of it first and then select it. If you don't make a compound clip first you will get only a freeze of your source material.

The Drop Zone will use the compound clip from its start frame - you cannot choose a specific frame as you can if you select from the Browser. It might look as though you can when you hit Apply Clip but this is not the frame you will get.

I hope this information is correct - Drop Zones have never yet been reliable and theories as to how they work have frequently been subject to change. Here's hoping Apple have fixed the problem once and for all. Please do correct me if your experience differs from the above.

Simon Ubsdell

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