The projects list shows all linked projects. Linked projects are represented by a thumbnail and information about the project. The project list can be sorted alphabetically or according to the project's date, or filtered for specific project tags.
The project displayed in the central console (1) is the currently selected project. Projects can be selected by clicking on their thumbnails in the list. Upon selection, the project list will shift to display the selected project in the middle. Projects can also be selected by navigating the project list with the <(2) and >(3) buttons in the central console.
Additional options will be available once the project has been switched to or opened.
To switch to the selected project, click the S button (4) in the central console. Once switched, the project can be opened by exiting the Project Manager, or any existing snapshot can be opened to restore a previous state of the project.
Projects can be in different states, which are represented differently in the project list.
|The active project||An accessible project that is not active||An archived project||A project that hasn't been closed properly. This could indicate an issue with the project files.||A project that cannot be accessed, for example because the disk where it is stored is not mounted.|
The Create a new project button (5) allows to create new projects. Clicking the + will enable fields in the central console to enter a name for the new project, select a path and add tags. The switch button (4) will turn into a ✔ button to create the project. The Create button will turn into a ✖ button to abort project creation.
Note: A writeable project path needs to exist before a project can be created.
It is possible for projects to exists on the workstation without currently being linked to PFClean. Projects that are stored on an accessible path, but not listed in the Project list, can be added to the list by clicking the Relink an old project button (6) and locating the project file (ending in
.pfrp). Once linked, the project will appear in the projects list.
The selected project can be unlinked, that is removed from the list, by clicking the Unlink the selected project button (7). An unlinked project still exists on the disk, but will no longer appear in the Project Manager's projects list unless it is relinked again.
The current state of an open project can be stored as a snapshot.
Project Manager Info
The Project Manager Info section lists statistics on the linked projects.
- Number of Project Files: The number of projects linked and displayed in the project list.
- Total Project Space Used: The disk space used by all linked projects.
- Total Embedded Media: The disk spaced used by video clips that have been ingested into linked projects through PFClean's video ingest.
(1) Sort by: Method of sorting the project list. Options are
A-Z: Sort the list alphabetically
date: Sort the list by the date projects have been modified last. The most recently modified project will be on the right of the list.
(2) Tags: Filters the list to show only project with the selected tag(s) assigned.
(3) Create a new project: Creates a new project. Clicking the + button will enable the Name and Path fields to specify the name of the new project and where the new project will be located on disk.
(4) Relink an old project: Opens a file browser to locate an existing project to add it to the project list.
(5) Delete the currently active project: Permanently deletes a project from disk.
(6) Unlink the selected project: Unlinks the selected project from the list. An unlinked project still exists on the disk, but will no longer appear in the Project Manager's projects list. Unlinked projects can be added to the list with the Relink an old project button (4).
Rename: Rename the selected project. Enables the Name field to specify a new name for the project. This is only available for the currently active project.
Tags: User defined keywords to describe the project. The project list can be filter for specific tags.
Path: The name of the project path where this project is stored.
(1) Scroll project list left, (2) Scroll project list right: Move the list left or right by one to select the project to the left or right of the currently selected project.
(3) Create a snapshot of the currently active project: Create a snapshot of the project. Snapshots will store the project in its current state and can be opened to restore the saved state.
(4) Switch to selected project in the list: Switch to the selected projects in the central console. Some task can only be performed on active or open projects.
(5) Show information on the currently selected list: Display additional information about the project, such as the number of clips and Media Bins in the project.
(1) Select previous item in snapshot list, (2) Select next item in snapshot list: Select the next or previous snapshot.
(3) Open the currently selected snapshot: Open the selected snapshot. Please note, opening a snapshot will overwrite the current state of the project. If you want to preserve the current state, create a new snapshot before opening another one.
(4) Delete the currently selected snapshot: Delete the selected snapshot.
1) Create an archive of the project: Archive the current project.
2) Archive source footage: Include source footage in the project archive. If this option is not selected, source footage must be archived through different means outside PFClean. A blue checkmark ✔ indicates whether this option is selected.
3) Archive cached renders: Include cached intermediate results in the project archive. A blue checkmark ✔ indicates whether this option is selected.