Originally Posted by d_c
, do I need mc20 to be able to set range? When you were showing me at dlbeck's, I tried to recreate at home and was unable to right click on the range in the file info to change the range. I have the create particle part down, sizing the clip size I don't. What step did I miss?
I could tell you really were't paying attention. Probably thinking about how much you liked Carp's van.
1. You can enter in the Playback Range right when you create the Particle. Right click a movie and select Stacks > Advanced > Create Particle. Then you can rename the Particle and enter in a Playback Range.
2. If you didn't enter in the Playback Range, then you can still do it in the Tag Action Window. Left single click a movie to select it. In the Action Window, click Tag (or press Alt +Enter). Right Click and Select "Show All Tags". Scroll down to Playback Range and enter the range.
3. You can also use a Details view like the Files view. This shows the tags in what looks like a spreadsheet. Right click where you want to add a column and select Playback Range. Hold down shift and long hold a left click and you should be able to edit in the cell. Then you can down arrow to the next file. This is great for quickly setting up audio files for a demo.
Playback Range accepts low resolution or high resolution entries such as follows:
2:05:24.25233345-2:30:24.67234234 (Play from 2 hrs, 5 minutes, 24.25233345 seconds to 2 hrs, 30 minutes, 24.67234234 seconds)
1:23- (Play from 1 minute 23 seconds to finish)
-2:15 (Play from start to 2 minutes 15 seconds)
3:05-3:20 (Play from 3 minutes 5 seconds to 3 minutes 20 seconds)
I set the Use Bookmarking tag to No for Particles or anything with a Playback Range. This ensures the file always starts at the beginning even if you stopped it the last time before playback completed.
I create a Root View for managing Particles. I can just click the view and see all of my Particles.
I use the Series and Season Tags in Particles to create a Demo view that can be drilled down. Use Movies or Music for Series. For Movies, I then use Bass; Surround; Visuals; Animations; & THX, Dolby, or DTX for the Season. I haven't yet made any Season categories for music, but could use something like female vocal, male vocal, dynamics, soundstage, etc.