1) Preview window
Sequence preview window.
a) Graphic representation of the elapsed time since the beginning of the sequence
b) Graphic representation of the total duration of the sequence
c) Play button to reproduce the sequence. If the sequence is paused, the “PLAY” button will change color from red to white.
d) Button for rewinding a sequence of 10 frames
e) Buttons for rewinding the sequence 1 frame forward and backward
fI) Button to fast forward the sequence 10 frames
3) Increasing the size of the timeline
If the duration of the asset in the sequence is small compared to the display of the entire sequence (b), the display of the asset in the timeline will be small and difficult to work with.
By clicking the “+” and “-” buttons (a) we can increase or decrease the size of the preview in the timeline.
4) The timeline of the duration of the entire sequence
A line for the graphic display of the entire duration of the created sequence.
5) Footage layer
Assets or parts of assets located within this layer are used as video overlays for assets in the Main layer. The Footage layer view is located at the top of the preview screen.
6) Main layer
Assets or parts of assets located within this layer are used as the main ones to create the sequence. The Main layer display is located in the lower part of the preview screen.
Assets in the Footage layer and Main layer can be added to the sequence in two ways. By dragging from the list of all assets to a certain layer or by double-clicking on an asset in the list of assets. If double click is used, the asset will appear in the Main layer.
Right-clicking on an asset in a sequence will open an additional menu:
Edit– Selecting the Edit option will start the process of selecting the part of the asset that will be used in the sequence. The process of selecting a part of an asset can also be started by double-clicking on an asset in the timeline.
Split – The asset will be split into two parts at the position where the split was made.
Mute – Option to turn off the sound on a specific asset for easier monitoring of the off flow.
Go to Asset – Clicking this button will temporarily show the asset in the list of all assets for faster finding. When the list is reloaded the temporary asset will not exist.
Delete– Selecting the delete option will delete the asset from the timeline.
7) Voiceover layer
In this layer there are audio offs that are used as audio created sequences.
8) Name of the sequence
This field contains the name and duration of the sequence.
a) Duration of the sequence.
b) The name of the created sequence.
The name of the created sequence is created by default in Seq-date-time format, but this name can be changed by clicking this field and entering text.
By clicking on the “Clipboard” button, we open a text input window. Text can be used to write attachments. The text in the Clipboard can be transferred to a another text editor.
NOTE: The text typed in the “Clipboard” field will not be recorded anywhere, ie. it is not remembered anywhere. If the window is closed and reopened, the text will be lost.
10) Voice recording (Offs)
By clicking on the “REC” button, we will start recording “Off-o”. In the volume indicator (VU-meter) we can see the volume of the voice. The recorded “Off” will appear in the Voiceover layer (7).
11) Date and author of the created sequence
Information about the date and user who created the sequence.
Given that the sequence represents only the saved settings of the IN and OUT points of the used assets, but it is not an asset and cannot be used for broadcasting, clicking on the “Render” button will start the process of creating a new asset which can be used for broadcasting.
13) Cancel and Set buttons
Cancel – By clicking this button you will cancel the creation of the sequence and the changes you made in this window will not be saved.
Set – By clicking this button, the created sequence will be recorded.
NOTE: Sequences can be loaded into a video editor where a new asset can be created.
d) Graphic display of asset position
I – Graphical representation of the position in the asset that is currently marked for review and trimming.
II – If the graphic display of the duration of the asset is enlarged via the plus and minus buttons (VII), by moving this line we can reach the parts that are not visible on the screen.
e) Trimming line
I – Time Line (Time Line).
II – Graphic representation of the total duration of assets.
III – Line on which trimming is done. By moving the position of the brackets (“”[” and “]”) we set the beginning and end of the sequence we want to use. In the middle of the selected sequence there is a duration display.
I) Buttons for setting IN and OUT points
By moving the slider in Figure D-I and clicking this button, we can specify the start and end position of the asset sequence. This can also be done by moving the brackets (“”[” and “]”), Figure e-III.