The File Name: and File Path: fields define the names and location the clips will be exported to. In its simplest form, the location is a directory and each clip's filename will be applied to this to give the full export path. The list on the right-hand side shows the full path and filename that will be used for each clip. A tooltip will appear when hovering the mouse over an item in the list to show the full path being used.
More complex paths can be specified by the use of substitution variables:
%c- Clip filename
%n- Clip name
%e- File type extension
%d- Original source material directory
%u- Unique export number (auto-increments on each export)
%i- Clip in point
%o- Clip out point
So a path like
%d and a name
new_%c.%e will export a clip to the
same directory as the source material but prefix the filename with
"new_". The path and name
%d/%c.%e will overwrite the original
clip material although this workflow is not recommended!.
%d substitution variable can optionally be
followed by an argument that specifies which part of the original
source material's directory you want. This is best illustrated with
%d= /server/path/to/clip/5 (no arguments is the whole directory) %d= server (the 1st directory) %d= path (the 2nd directory) %d[1,3]= server/path/to (the 1st through to 3rd directories) %d[-1]= 5 (the last directory, a negative numbers counts from the end not beginning) %d[2,]= path/to/clip/5 (a blank 2nd number means "until the end")
Substitution variables can be inserted at the current cursor position of File Name: or File Path: fields by clicking the corresponding buttons.*
For image sequence export the filename's frame number padding upon
export will, by default, be the same as the source material. If you
wish to change this then you can specify the amount of padding by
using "#" in the name. For example, a name
%c####.%e will use 4 digits for the frame number
(provided that is sufficient). When a remaster is exported the default
amount of frame padding is specified by the value in the Export
section of the Preferences.
The Render section in the export parameters allows selection of additional effects which can be applied to clips. This includes a Safe Grid, any Overlays on the images, and a conversion from the clips native colour space into a desired colour space. To apply one of these effects, simply press the button, and choose the relevant parameter from the check box. Note though that certain operations, such as an upstream format conversion, applying safe grids or overlays, will mean that all frames will have to be exported.
The File Format section allows the selection of the file format and bit depth used when exporting the clips. When Pass Through is checked, the export will use the same format as the source clip. If Pass Through is unchecked, the format, components and bit depth drop-down menus will be enabled, and specific settings can be chosen. If Quicktime is available, and the MOV format is selected, both the Codec and Quality controls will be available.
When exporting a clip such that the bit-depth is increased, the Dequantize check-box can be enabled to reduce quantization effects which can be visible when low bit-depth colours are scaled up to higher bit depths.
The list shows the names of all clips in the File Out node, as well as their in and out points, duration and the location and file name for the export. The in and out points for each clip can be edited by double clicking the In or Out columns for that clip.
The EDL button allows the export of a CMX3600 edit decision list (EDL) for a sequence. Clicking this button will open a file browser to select the file name and location for the EDL.
The Individual Clips checkbox indicates that clips that are part of a Remaster timeline should be listed and exported as individual clips, rather than treating the Remaster timeline as a single clip.
The Sparse checkbox indicates that only frames which have been modified from the original should be exported.
The Preview button will open the selected clip in the Cinema. Click the button again to return to the Workflow Manager.
The triangular button on the right of the hour-glass control switches between exporting all clips in the node, or only exporting selected clips. When only exporting selected clips, those clips can be selected by checking the Selected column in the clip list.