Enhance Markers Panel
The markers panel is missing a lot of useful functions. It could allow you to:
- delete markers
- change the color of a marker
- change the type of a marker
(without having to double-click)
Pi Ware commented
Adobe, please take note, because here how creating & searching for markers should work....
1. I mark up a bunch of media and sequences.
2. I use the FIND command, then select MARKERS as a category and then type in the text I'm looking for like "hospital" or "b-roll" or "amazing".
3. Markers containing that text pop up in a find bin.
4. When I double click one of those markers in the find bin, the clip or sequence is opened up and the playhead is smack dab on the marker. Everyone's happy.
Please make this work. It's such a simple and obvious workflow--Avid's had it down for years. You guys are innovative enough, let's do this!
Chris Spiegl commented
I would also love to see the Markers Panel improved. One of the things I'd love to add to the suggestions:
- Make all markers in the currently open sequence visible even if I have a specific clip selected. I really don't get why it always switches between no markers displayed.
I get that this may be how some people like to use it. But I'd love to see a setting to choose to always display all markers in the open sequence, with the option to include/exclude clip markers as well.
Benjamin Warren commented
Also would like to have my Marker selections (in , out) with an option for automate to sequence.
Oh yes please, enhance.
Robert Breber commented
1. Play-Pause, J-K-L on the Function-Keys, while typing text in the marker panel. That would be really important, while transcribing and commenting
2. Possibillity to change Font-Size in marker-panel
Tim Duggan commented
Agree on so many of these suggestions:
-easier marker deletion
-the ability to name and color a marker without needing to click 5 times (currently I hit "m," then I need to double-click the marker, then type the name, then click and drag the "duration" to make the marker duration editable outside of the marker dialog, then hit ok, then click and drag the end point of the marker on the timeline to the appropriate distance. This is absurd.
-the marker panel is ridiculously un-intuitive and requires many clicks to use. When clicking on an existing sequence marker in the markers panel, rather than allowing me to directly edit aspects of that existing marker, instead the panel goes blank! What?! Again, insane and maddening. The only way i have found to prevent this is to click and drag on an existing marker's in or out point in the markers panel AND THEN I am able to click on the description or title of the marker. How does that make any sense?
David Rizzio commented
What if they also merged in some sub-clip creation functionality? What if that was a "type" of marker in the dialog box? sub-clip in and out points? The marker features do need to be updated. Love that this is being put forward.
I agree with Tim! We should also be able to search for and edit by the results of a marker search.
David Bicho commented
I bump two of the best wanted functionality from Piotr's video:
- The ability to view Clip- and Sequence markers at the same time. Crucial.
- Export marker stills and comments in a excel format (as in Kyno). Makes logging a breeze.
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Piotr Toczynski commented
I made a video about what I think is missing.
Although I forgot to mention that you should be able to delete markers in the panel :D Crucial as well.
Let's vote for this thread. We need better markers experience and more possibilities to work with them.
It should not be too hard for Adobe to have a Preferences setting as to whether setting a marker should open the Markers Panel without having to double click with EXTREME precision on the marker itself. I also use markers as beat signposts and in those cases I wouldn't want the panel to open. But when shotlisting a speech it would be fab to be able to just type in a comment without having to stop/pick up the mouse/line up the cursor/double click.
Visual Feast commented
Yeah, it should work if a clip is selected, but it doesn't. I get around placing different colored markers with the shortcuts by loading up the clip into the source monitor, but shouldn't have to.
We can assign a marker color as a shortcut but only on the timeline. We can't place markers on a clip found in a sequence.
DANNETTE MEHALIK commented
I also wouldn't want the marker dialog to come up automatically (double-clicking works ok for this) but the ability to assign a shortcut to particular marker colors would be a big improvement. For example...As someone else said, markers are handy for assigning moments in musical beats but I like to assign different colors for sections of song (red is intro beats, green is verse beats, white are musical breaks, etc). Right now I have to stop playing the song in order to change colors or go back through at the end. It would be great to just hit a key for each as the song plays.
Visual Feast commented
I would be very opposed to having the marker dialog open when setting a marker because most of the time I'm using markers to mark beats of music, or places that need work. It's already so easy to just tap the marker shortcut key twice when you need to put a note in.
The easiest way to add functionality would be if hitting "m" to set a marker OPENED the marker box, rather than requiring a double-click. Then it would be easier to change colour, add comments, change the span of the marker etc.
Ryan Creighton commented
This thread mentions a lot of additional features, but let's not get ahead of ourselves: why not first update the marker panel so that markers function the same way there as they do on the timeline?
Delete Selected Marker is the most glaring omission. i can't right-click and do that from the (non-existent) context menu in the Markers panel, but i can do it by right-clicking the marker in the timeline. Doesn't make sense.
And also marker numbering!
I suggest to add ability to draw marker lines through tracks to better see what clips are under that marker and visually understand margins