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Trailer Clip Cutter Setup
Posted by John [Elevated X Support], Last modified by Mark [Elevated X Support] on 11 January 2018 05:32 PM

Clip Cutter

What is it:

The clip cutter allows a user to manually cut a source file into multiple parts and stitch the results together into a video. This is useful for creating trailers, or abridged versions of the original video.


1) Set up the destination media type under Utilities -> Media Types

In this case, I created a media type called "trailer" with a type of "vids" that isn't visible on any area.

2) Set up Tour (if media type is used on tour)

If these clips are going to be copied and set up on the tour, you're going to need to make sure the Trailer fields are set up for that tour.
Go to Plugins -> Tours and edit the tour.

You'll see examples here of how it's set up for the demo. These fields are in place so that the system knows where to copy the trailer after it's created.

3) Set up transcoding type.
Go to Plugins -> Video Transcoder and set up your media type.
You'll notice that there's a field called "Transcoder Type". You'll want to either set this up to "Manual Clip Cutting Only" or "Automatic and Manual Transcoding" in order to use the clip cutter for this media type.

You'll notice a few things here:
a) Split by is set to "Number of Clips" and "Split by Number of Clips" is set to 1. The system can only create one clip manually at this time.
b) There's still things like "Clip Length" that are set. This is in the event that someone tries to automatically transcode the clip without using the manual cutter.
c) "Copy to" here is blank. This functionality isn't needed because it's being handled by the tour checkboxes below.
d) Preroll and Postroll movie clips are specified here. If you specify them, this just specifies the default values to use on the actual clip cutter page.
e) You'll want to make sure the Tours that you want to use this on are checked. Otherwise, they're not going to show up as options on the clip cutter.

And that's it. It should be set up and ready to go.

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