Copy/paste metadata columns
Yes, like in Avid...
In a perfect world, the bins of an NLE would be as powerful as a spreadsheet & database program.
So for a power user (e.g. an assistant editor managing a feature film with thousands of clips), any functionality to manipulate and organize the data is useful.
As far as UI design, can be easily implemented with highlight-a-column+copy/paste, or right-click on a column header.
Woah, nice insights. While we're at it If we could copy any bin and metadata arrangement as a csv that would be pretty cool. Oooh, and view a sequence as a bin. This would then give us music cue reporting!!
Another example why it's useful:
Let's say I use 500 still photos in my documentary. 50 came from an archive that uses IPTC metadata - I want to copy it to more convenient fields like Description or Comments.
While we're at it:
- Make "sort by this column" accessible through opt+click instead of click. As well as through the right-click context menu.
- Clicking the column will only highlight it
- Allow multi-object selection convention to apply to column (shift for a range, cmd for multiple columns)
- Once copied, copy it to the clipboard in such way that pasting it to a plain-text editor would bring the data organized by tabs and line-feeds.