[Cin] Clips/Nested clips/Xml - new feature - best thing since sliced bread!

daniel-cinelerra-gg at opayq.com daniel-cinelerra-gg at opayq.com
Thu Dec 26 20:20:48 CET 2019

Thanks Phyllis!

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 7:24 PM Phyllis Smith  <
> wrote:

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> Fixes for the below have been used to build new static tars for Debian
> 9/10 and Mint 18 at:
> https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/download/testing/cinelerra-5.1-debian9-x86_64-static.txz
> https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/download/testing/cinelerra-5.1-debian10-x86_64-static.txz
> https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/download/testing/cinelerra-5.1-mint18-x86_64-static.txz
> The fixes have not yet been checked into GIT for others to build.  Just a
> reminder, although tested here as much as possible, there could still be
> new and old bugs lurking so use caution.  Other reminder of demo location:
>    https://streamable.com/3k6wl
> Just know that the *naming is solved now or for details*, read the list
> of changes and other things below:
> 1 - When nesting clips en masse, the timestamp is added followed by the
> name so that they are unique.  The name in the case of an .xml file is
> without the directory paths.
> 2 - Truncation of the names should no longer be an issue.
> 3 - in the Media and Clip folder, there are now "Close EDL" options.  This
> was added because if someone was just trying to figure out what "Open EDL"
> meant without having read any documentation, they would never guess to
> click on the # in the upper right corner of the timeline, and would think
> that they lost there original session.  In addition in the case of where
> you have opened a EDL, and you no longer see that clip in the folder, the
> right mouse button where no media is highlighted will also display the
> Close EDL option.
> 4 - If you have nested an .xml file in the Clip folder so that now it is
> in the Media folder, when you unnest it via "EDL to Clip", it will now have
> a name of the next available Clip # but the comment contains the previous
> name so you can tell where it came from.
> 5 - If naming is confusing to you, you can easily change the name for
> these clips in either the Clip or Media folder because they are not real
> files at this point.  To do so, highlight the clip name in Resources, click
> on Info and type in new name.
> 6 - Because it may be confusing and usually unnecessary, a previously
> unmentioned addition in all of this is "backup" updates.  Automatically
> Cinelerra saves a backup when certain changes are made or you can always
> use the shortcut "b" to do one yourself, although keep in mind it will be
> overwritten whenever Cinelerra wants to do another backup.  Now there is a
> shortcut for the shortcut "b" -- your fingers never have to even leave the
> mouse -- just click on the #.  If # is at 0, it backs up to backup.xml, if
> at 1, it backs up to backup1.xml and so on ... up to backup9.xml.
> On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 8:34 PM Phyllis Smith <phylsmith2017 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> A GIT checkin was done about an hour ago to address some of the issues
>> and some clean up.  It works OK on fast computers but when GG created a
>> Debian 9 build that was done on a slower computer there was a problem that
>> he has to fix tomorrow.  Workaround if testing Edit Edl-s "Nest to Media"
>> is to not be using Vicons in the Resources window -- just use the text
>> option instead.
>> Bugs fixed will be described tomorrow when slower computer Vicons are
>> working.
>>> One bug I've found: if the path to the imported EDL is long, it gets
>>> truncated.  It would be nice to have th option of giving our own names to
>>> the nested EDLs, or if they would assume the name of the origin file (maybe
>>> they already do, but it's being truncated in my case).
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