Naming Video Tracks

weedavy6969 wrote on 10/16/2020, 3:23 PM

Is it possible to rename video tracks? I'm doing a video of a choir in isolation and want the people's names on the left hand side on the track view to identify who they are! How can I do that?

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CubeAce wrote on 10/17/2020, 2:55 AM

@weedavy6969

Hi Davy.

Not sure what you mean but here are two alternatives.

Ray.

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AAProds wrote on 10/17/2020, 3:20 AM

@CubeAce

Ray, I think on the right of your pic you mean "clip names" to be altered in Windows.

CubeAce wrote on 10/17/2020, 4:17 AM

@AAProds

Hi Alwyn. Yes, I stand corrected. Thank you. 😇

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johnebaker wrote on 10/17/2020, 6:08 AM

@CubeAce

Hi

The comment on the right side of image:

. . . To alter track names (clip names) they would need to be altered in Windows by renaming each track (clip)

MEP and VPX have an 'Easter egg' see the quick screen grab clip below

MEP/VPX can use Aliases for the object names, without affecting the original.

John EB

 

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CubeAce wrote on 10/17/2020, 6:18 AM

@johnebaker

Hi John.

That's very useful and something I hadn't chanced upon.

I had previously been renaming clips in Windows only when I felt it may help if I needed to find an older clip for a new project. So like for stock footage use.

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 2004 OS build 19041.546. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

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1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 8TB of three external WD drives for backup.

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johnebaker wrote on 10/17/2020, 6:31 AM

@CubeAce

Hi Ray

It is a useful 'Easter egg'.

. . . . So like for stock footage use . . . .

I do the same - name them so I can tell what they are without playing them, if they are original clips then I copy them first before renaming and putting into an organised Resources folder.

John EB

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Lateral thinking can get things done!

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CubeAce wrote on 10/17/2020, 6:54 AM

@johnebaker

Hi John.

Sometimes mine get renamed when transferring from camera to pc but most of the time I create separate folders with copies of clips to rename. It depends on what I've gone out to shoot. Most of what I take is named to dates and places. I do sometimes forget I have certain files but have never really lost any so far and can find them quite easily if I'm not completely sure where they are.

I have never gone to the lengths of trying to do a data base although I could see advantages in doing that as well.

Ray.

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Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU and Intel DCH Graphics Driver version 27.20.100.8783 ., with 32GB of 2133MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

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1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 8TB of three external WD drives for backup.

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browj2 wrote on 10/17/2020, 8:17 AM

@weedavy6969

Hi,

Further to what Ray showed, you have to increase the height of the tracks to be able to see the names box. As well as naming tracks, you can give them separate colours. Note that the track name gets highlighted when you mouse-over it.

@CubeAce

Hi Ray,

Since you have VPX, you have the Project Temp Folder (PTF) that you can use for renaming clips. You can import the clips directly into the PTF, in either the root or a subfolder, without putting them on the timeline, and rename them there, give a Description, Scene and Take (on video clips, not photos). Then, you can add them to the timeline from the PTF. If you split a clip, you can put each part into the PTF and change the names as you wish. You can find the associated clips on the timeline by right-clicking on the clip in the PTF and choosing one of the two "Select associated...." commands, depending on the case. The PTF effectively becomes your database. The red indicator light is on if the clip in the PTF is on the timeline.

I have templates with some files in the PTF, but nothing on the timeline. For example, I have the arrow that I use in my tutorials. It's been resized, added to the PTF, and given the name Arrow25 (zoom factor is 25). I also have my ending music. Nothing is on the timeline in the template. There is much more, like exporting/importing the PTF. I must do a tutorial on this.

Having VPX would be helpful for Davy as he could just import the photos of the people into the PTF, rename them and use them from there, no need to put them on separate tracks. Unused images won't have the red light on them. To find a photo in the Movie, right-click on the entry in the PTF and choose "Select associated source material in movie."

John CB

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CubeAce wrote on 10/17/2020, 8:31 AM

@browj2

Hi John.

That seems a good use for the PTF which until now I had mainly ignored as superfluous due to the clips being used showing with the red square block in the import section.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Ray.

 

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 2004 OS build 19041.546. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code.

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU and Intel DCH Graphics Driver version 27.20.100.8783 ., with 32GB of 2133MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 8TB of three external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 27.21.14.5206 : 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.65. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

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browj2 wrote on 10/17/2020, 9:15 AM

@CubeAce

Hi Ray,

When objects are put directly into the PTF from the Media Pool Import, the red light is turned on in the Media Pool but not in the PTF. This way, you know what has been imported into the Project by looking at the Media Pool, and what has been imported onto the timeline by looking at the PTF. If you import directly to the timeline from the Media Pool, object is simultaneously put into the PTF and the red light is on.

Below is the above project but with a template PTF file imported:

Sorry Davy, we're getting off-topic.

John CB

 

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CubeAce wrote on 10/17/2020, 10:13 AM

@browj2

Hi John.

We may have to leave this for now as you say, getting a bit off topic and I'm not getting the same view you are getting. Maybe a tutorial would help.

 

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 2004 OS build 19041.546. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code.

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU and Intel DCH Graphics Driver version 27.20.100.8783 ., with 32GB of 2133MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 8TB of three external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 27.21.14.5206 : 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.65. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

weedavy6969 wrote on 10/17/2020, 1:16 PM

Thanks so much guys for the advice ...yup ...got tracks named! Dxx

Computer Spec

OS Name    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version    10.0.17134 Build 17134
Other OS Description     Not Available
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    DESKTOP-BKACOEO
System Manufacturer    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model    B450 AORUS M
System Type    x64-based PC
System SKU    Default string
Processor    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor, 3400 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 1050

Currently using

Magix Pro X (Trial Version for next 30 days) Version 18.0.1.82 (UDC2)

INSTALLED MAGIX PROGRAM

Magix Movie Edit Pro Premium - Version 19.0.2.58 (UDP3)