The General systems preferences section is a collection of miscellaneous settings that do not warrant their own category.
Assign clip format standard:
The method to determine the format standard of a clip. Options are:
Using metadata: PFClean will attempt to determine the clip's format standard from available metadata in the file headers.
Manually: No attempt will be made to determine the format standard, which can be assigned manually by the user.
Default value: Using metadata.
QuickTime files start at frame 0 (rather than frame 1):
When selected, the start frame of a Quicktime file is numbered 0, else the start frame number will be 1. Note that when changing this preference, you must restart PFClean before the change will take affect.
Default value: not selected, so QuickTime frame numbers start at 1.
Make footage filenames relative to project:
When selected, the path the project stores to the footage is made relative to the project itself. Else an absolute path is stored.
Relative paths can help in making the project more transferable between machines.
Default value: not selected.
Split Clip Sequences at Missing Frames:
When selected, image sequences with non-consecutive frame numbers will be considered separate clips.
For example, a directory on disk contains image files for frames 0-100 and 105-200. This could either represent a single image sequence where frames 101-104 are currently missing (but they maybe present at some point in the future), or it could be 2 separate, independent image sequences. This setting controls how the application deals with this ambiguity.
Default value: not selected, i.e. treated as a single image sequence with missing frames.