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  • Is there a way to create a script/macro for this specific bin function?

  • Gal Kol

    January 10, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    My workflow requires taking a bin with dozens of captured video files, and then creating a new sequence for each video file, naming each sequence accordingly, and inserting each video file into its respective sequence.

    Is there a way to automate it or reduce some of the manual work?

    Right now this is being done by hand one by one.

    I have no problem hiring a programmer to do so if that’s needed, but I have no info regarding the programming language or if this kind of thing is even possible through one of the API’s.

    Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 13, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    You make a sequence from every clip?

    I have a macro that selects the next clip in the bin.

    ( Match frame…Find bin…move down…select)

    From there doing an auto sequence shouldn’t be too difficult.

    Glenn

  • Gal Kol

    January 13, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Yes I do.

    I’ve tried looking for how to make macros in MC but for some reason I couldn’t find any guide or answer on the subject.
    Do you mind guiding me in the right direction? My knowledge in MC is super basic.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 13, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    I use stream decks for my macros.

  • Gal Kol

    January 13, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    But how do you create them to begin with?

    Can they not just be “recorded” and then bound to a normal keyboard shortcut?

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 14, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    With the stream deck you just enter the commands ( keyboard shortcuts) you want the device to perform, in the order you want it performed. If you are running Avid, and press a macro on the stream deck, it simply presses all those buttons for you.

    I have a you tube posted on the streamdeck with Avid.

    Check it out.

    https://youtu.be/a3NR0ROar8I

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