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Show last frame in sequence

Aug 1, 2013 10:48 AM

Hi there!

 

Does anyone know if there's an option to display the last frame of a sequence rather than black? I'm so used to this coming from Avid and FCP.

I mean why display a black frame...?

Black is not very useful to cut to. I'd like to see the outgoing frame of the last clip in a sequence to have a better feel for choosing the right clip.

 

Or is this coming up in a next update maybe...?

 

Greetings Björn

 
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Aug 1, 2013 11:00 AM   in reply to bmfm_

    You can file a feature request here:

    http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

     

    note:

    When I play to the end of a Sequence in CS6, it ends with a black frame.

    Does anyone know if CC7 ends on the last frame of video instead?

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 11:16 AM   in reply to bmfm_

    Bjorn,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    What version of PrPro are you running?

     

    In previous versions, one could toggle the thumbnail display to: None, First, First & Last or All. This was done from the Display icon in the Track's Header. The First & Last should be what you are looking for.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 11:48 AM   in reply to bmfm_

    This is for a reason.  When you move the CTI to the end of a sequence, it's in a place where you can add more clips without interfering with the last clip.  If you were to see the last frame, the CTI would be back one frame and then any Inserts or Overwrites would be messed up.

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 12:13 PM   in reply to bmfm_

    I'd argue that's messed up.

     

    CTI.png

     

    As you can see from the image, the 'frame' that we see follows the line of the Current Time Indicator (Playhead).  To do what you ask would require a fundamental change to the behavior of the CTI, or for the Program Monitor to not show you the actual frame you're on.

     

    Both are bad.

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 12:53 PM   in reply to bmfm_

    I know that is not what your are looking for but if you press the Go To Out (regardless where the playhead is and no in to out points for the sequence are set) in PG monitor it will show the last frame.

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 6:16 PM   in reply to bmfm_

    you get to see what you're cutting to. But your CTI is not back one frame.

     

    Well, then the Program Monitor in that software isn't showing you the correct frame.  I'd argue that's a bad way to operate.

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 6:18 PM   in reply to bmfm_

    it would kill that frame unless i move the CTI back to the end.

     

    Exactly why this is a bad feature.  Either the Program Monitor works incorrectly to make this function the way you want, or you may chop off that last frame.

     

    Either way, it's bad.

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 7:35 PM   in reply to bmfm_

    I hear what you are asking and understand why.

     

    Its never worried me at all  though ....because its a linear  logic I understand coming from film bench editing and the logic of "time". ie time is measured to the end of an event.

     

    You could try hitting T (Trim Monitor).  This does 2 things for you.

     

    It displays Last Frame as well as setting up an edit mode at the end point.

     

    BTW - If I was editing in FCP or AVID and it did what you say it does....how does one actually know when one is at the true end of the clip? 

     

    I would be checking all the time to ensure I wasnt overlaying / inserting back into the last clip.  Would drive me freaking nuts

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 10:00 PM   in reply to shooternz

    I imagine it might be interesting to have a selectable setting that would allow you to see the frame behind the CTI instead of the frame ahead of the CTI.

     

    Of course, the CTI being at the beginning would show black, but you could deal with that I suppose.

     

    Seems like a strange request, but that is probably the easiest way to make it happen. Request a look behind option to go with the default look ahead option.

     
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    Aug 2, 2013 11:08 AM   in reply to bmfm_

    Thank you for that clarification. I mis-understood the issue.

     

    Sorry, but good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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