Creating folders that are more specific to a particular project is helpful in better organizing your work. This can be done by utilizing the files already loaded to the master Media or Clips folders in the Resources window. The general rule is you can only drag clips to a ClipUserBin and you can only drag media to a MediaUserBin.
Below are steps illustrating an easy way to set up a folder.
Adding the Shift key before the actual drop, will allow for relative path filenames instead of full path. But you might want to include or eliminate some of the media that exists in one of the folders that you have set up already. In this case you will want to click on the Modify folder in the popup. When you bring up the Modify folder window, if you already have files in that folder, you will see filters that were generated automatically when you did a Drag and Drop.
To delete the entire set of files listed on the filter rule, highlight the rule line and hit the Del button. To add a new filter rule, click on the Add button which will automatically add a default line after any current lines. The default line will be a line that matches everything in the master Media folder which is Or Patterns Matches *. Click the right mouse button on the current field underneath the column header to see the choices available for each column.
Modifications will not be in effect until you click on the green arrow OK button or click on the Apply button. But once you hit Apply, clicking on the red X button will not undo your changes. The filter/search rules are applied in the order listed in the Modify folder window. You can change the order of the filter rules by highlighting the rule you want to move and then drag and drop to a new location.
The figure 2.30 below displays the available choices for each field.
Information about the columns and rules for the search filters in the Modify folder window follows .
Value — the characteristic you are looking for with expressions that can be written with the following:
|day||=||#day | #days|
|week||=||#week | #weeks|
|month||=||#month | #months|
|year||=||#year | #years|
Table showing the allowed usage:
target: | eq ge gt ne le lt matches around ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ patterns | <---- strcmp ---------> + filter + nearest file_size | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius mod_time | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius track_type | <---- member test ------+--------+------> width | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius height | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius framerate | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius samplerate | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius channels | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius duration | <---- arithmetic -------+------> + radius
where in the above, the filter can be:
Examples with some caveats first:
|Or||Patterns||Matches||*||all files from the Media folder are included|
|And Not||Filesize||Lt||160000000||no files that are less than 160MB in size|
|Or Not||Time||Ge||2018/07/30 06:13:00||files not greater than or equal date|
|And||Duration||Eq||01:00||files included must have 60 secs. Duration|
|Off||Samplerate||Ne||44000||off for now, but may want to include later|
|And||Framerate||Around||24+1||files included all have 24 to 25 framerate|
|Or||Patterns||Matches||[*.mp4]||all files with the extension of mp4|
|Or||Time||Around||2018/08/02 06:00:00 + 02:00:00||files at 4AM to 8 AM|
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