[Cin] video track monitors

Daniel Reurich daniel at centurion.net.nz
Tue Mar 12 05:01:36 CET 2019

Hi Phyllis,

Perhaps a picture will help..

I have 2 camera recordings that provide the complete timeline for a
whole days footage, and I'm adding in additional content like slides
that were put on the screen.

What I'm ideally after is a monitor for each video track at the point
before it enters the mixer, and presents that tracks image at the
cursor.  It would be what the mixer view presents but before any
fade/mute/mix is applied.  It would be nice to be able to select between
pre and post effects.

Perhaps it could be done by extending the mixer viewer paradigm to be a
multi-stage moniter - able to select the following modes:

a) Input signal: this is the view you'd see from this track at the
timelines cursor but before any effects, fade/mute or mixing stages.

It would be like seeing what the raw frame of a 2nd camera feed looks
like at that point in the timeline.  This would be useful for doing
things like aligning video from commodity camera's where different
angles of the same footage can be aligned to saw a clapper board.

b) Prefade - This is a view of the Input signal of the track the primary
effects including camera and projector effect applied, but before the
fader/mute stage.

This would be used to see the track Input signal with the effects
applied.  It would useful particularly for preparing picture in picture
overlays and ensuring that before fading between tracks

c) Mixer view - This the same as the current Mixer view.

On 12/03/19 14:27, Phyllis Smith wrote:
> Probably I do not quite understand what you are doing, but if you want
> to see the original media with no effects/autos, why not just "Open in
> new viewer" - you can do that for each of them?  You can select all of
> them in the Resources window, and open them all at once.  And, of
> course, you would still have your mixer windows.     gg/phyllis
>     I"m currently using cinelerra to master conference video's and am
>     overlaying slides and videos doing fades between the slides and several
>     video streams.
>     One of the things I'm really missing is a monitor of each of the tracks.
>      I have been using the mixer windows, but that only shows the post-mix
>     view so if the track is muted or faded to 0 I can't see whats showing on
>     that track.

Daniel Reurich
Centurion Computer Technology (2005) Ltd.
021 797 722
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