19 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2013 12:04 PM by the_wine_snob RSS

    Simple but brillent idea

    vj jim Community Member

      I'm in the midst of a a slight post production overload have been at desk for nearly 24 hours, so appoligise if this comes out wrong, but I think you should add a simple basic text editor or note taker to premiare, I have thought it before years ago when I was using another system and just came back tome then while I was taking notes on the timecode and also earlyer today doing some music>fps maths, it would be great if you had notes as an item in your project so did not have to go into note app or a text editor or write on paper, just stay in premiare, like a scratch pad. and it stays with your project, hell you can cut and paste notes from client on project, so you can access them from inside. also a simple calculator app wouldn't go astray. but surely the code would be fairly simple to add notes in. Just an idea, I am loving the currently workflow with CC don't get me wrong. I just thought it would be something that would actually be a relitevly simple tool to implement and quite handy for editors to use.

       

      I have being a Beta testa on a few projects so I know the bang for buck battle developers have to face, I think thish would add great bang for buck, incorporate it up and down the suite so you can leave your thoughts and ideas with a project as it changes hands.... 

      Jim

        • 1. Re: Simple but brillent idea
          Eddie Lotter Community Member

          You do know about markers, right? You can use them for leaving notes at specific times on the timeline. You can also put notes about clips in the project panel. There are several columns for different kinds of notes. Have fun. :) Cheers Eddie

          • 2. Re: Simple but brillent idea
            vj jim Community Member

            Yeah your not really understanding what I'm talking about, say for example you are editing a film clip and you want to have your frame per beat calculations on hand. I'm a freelancer (well for another week and a half till I revert back to a full time nuke compositer) I am currently juggling 6 projects in post, I use text files to To keep notes about where projects are at things I need to chase, things clients want to change ect, I'm not going to sit and twiddle my thumbs waiting for a client to sign off on something, I'll open another project and work on it, Not the sort of things that are item or timecode related, like a list of songs to try for soundtrack. Get a call from client on phone with list of things they want you to change in an edit, can jot them  straight down in the project and reference them inside the project as you do the changes, just like a scratch pad.

            • 3. Re: Simple but brillent idea
              Eddie Lotter Community Member

              As I said, you can use either of the methods I mentioned to leave yourself notes. They don't have to be time-code specific or clip specific. If you make a habit of putting a marker at the beginning of a sequence you can access it quickly and easily to check it out or to modify it.

               

              ..but hey, if you want to use your text files, then include them in your project! Drag the text file and drop it in the Project Tab as if it were a clip. You can double-click on it to open it in your favourite text editor and have at it.

               

              Be creative.

               

              Cheers

              Eddie

              • 4. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                vj jim Community Member

                A using a marker on a sequence is an item and TC specific field, I do already use a text file in the project, all I am saying is to make it so I can edit with the hex editor in PR rather then having to open 3rd party editor, I don't know why it is so hard to understand what I am saying, so I can just have a nice little window with my scratch pad in it, the whole point is not to have to use another app, or so dodgie work around of a marker on a sequence which is just crazy and disorganized. I am making a Dev suggestion for improvement, this is an SDK forum.

                • 5. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                  Eddie Lotter Community Member

                  Sigh. I am a developer. Your idea is neither difficult to understand nor "brillent".

                   

                  If I'm working on a project and I get a call from a client about a different project, it's far quicker and more convenient to launch a simple text file than to wait in frustration for PPro to load an entire project so that I can make a simple note inside the project.

                   

                  Cheers

                  Eddie

                  • 6. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                    vj jim Community Member

                    Nuke, Maya and many other pro level production software have notes systems, nuke is a sticky notes system you can put multiple and stick anywhere in your script and can color code, the problem with having to launch a text editor is having to leave the workspace, say im doing an awards ceremony with 60 or 70 timelines, I might be watching through a seq, notice that I don't have winners name yet I then switch into text editor and my playback stops, I then type note, then have to go back PR to finish watching video again, sure I'll leave a marker but I don't want to have to go through 70 sequences to find a marker. I don't want to have to stop my playback, while I take notes.

                    • 7. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                      vj jim Community Member

                      Someone else making request in avid, much better work around too ,community.avid.com/forums/p/121543/699839.aspx

                      • 8. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                        vj jim Community Member

                        Eddie, I am man enough to admit when I am wrong, I must admit I have being using your text file in the project idea and it actually is fairly handy, espeshually when jumping around between the creative suite, it was a perfect Idea. I am sorry that I was quick to judge. I'm (slowly) editing a film clip and as I cross between Audition and Pr so I can better engage with the waveform it's handy to keep the text file right there.

                         

                        Thank you so much for pushing the idea.

                        Jim

                        • 9. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                          Eddie Lotter Community Member

                          vj jim wrote:

                           

                          I have being using your text file in the project idea and it actually is fairly handy, espeshually when jumping around between the creative suite

                          I'm glad that's working out for you. It really is a simple solution to keeping notes associated with a project.

                           

                          Have a good one.

                           

                          Cheers

                          Eddie

                          • 10. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                            shooternz Community Member

                            FWIW

                             

                            I am on a PC and use 'Sticky Notes'.

                             

                            Simple and efficient.

                            • 11. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                              Dave Merchant CommunityMVP

                              merely adding a TXT file to a project wouldn't suddenly make it open in Premiere Pro, it remains a regular file on disc. You can open it however you want, whenever you want.

                               

                              vj jim is asking for something inside a PP panel which can display and edit the contents of text files, which seems a perfectly reasonable request (and not too hard to implement with plugins if anyone's in the mood to, it's basically just a multi-line input field with a couple of buttons for save etc.). Yes you can double-click to open the asset an external editor, but if screen real estate is at a premium a docked panel may well be preferred.

                               

                              Eddie Lotter wrote:

                               

                              ... it's far quicker and more convenient to launch a simple text file than to wait in frustration for PPro to load an entire project so that I can make a simple note inside the project.

                               

                              • 12. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                Peru Bob CommunityMVP

                                I use the hardware version -- Post It Notes around the keyboard.

                                • 13. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                  bogiesan Community Member

                                  >

                                  I use the hardware version -- Post It Notes around the keyboard.

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                                  Luddite! 

                                   

                                  Couple of weeks ago the only tool I had at my displosal was my iPhone. Voice memos and Siri transcribed to Notes. Way cool but not a no-brainer.

                                  I've since tried using the iPad in the same fasion since it's always near the edit bench. You need to change settings so it's never going to sleep and that requires AC mains.

                                  • 14. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                    Eddie Lotter Community Member

                                    Dave Merchant wrote:

                                     

                                    merely adding a TXT file to a project wouldn't suddenly make it open in Premiere Pro, it remains a regular file on disc. You can open it however you want, whenever you want.

                                    Yes, we know, which is why Jim came back to say this is a reasonable work around to having a text editor in PPro.

                                     

                                    My point is that if the notes are embedded in the project file (as opposed to an external text file) then one would have to open the project to access the notes. This isn't a problem for small projects that open quickly, but the larger the project the longer the wait.

                                     

                                    Thanks for adding to the conversation.

                                     

                                    Cheers

                                    Eddie

                                    • 15. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                      Eddie Lotter Community Member

                                      Peru Bob wrote:

                                       

                                      I use the hardware version -- Post It Notes around the keyboard.

                                      ...or around the monitors, like sunflowers.

                                       

                                      Cheers
                                      Eddie

                                      • 16. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                        Steven L. Gotz Community Member

                                        Well I'll be darned. My old friend Eddie hanging out around here again?

                                         

                                        Haven't seen much of you since I came back last year. Nice to see you around.

                                        • 17. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                          Eddie Lotter Community Member

                                          Hey Steven, good to see you too.

                                           

                                          I post mainly in the SDK sub-forum, I'm not sure how this thread migrated here.

                                           

                                          Cheers
                                          Eddie

                                          • 18. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                            Zac Lam Employee Hosts

                                            Hey Eddie, I moved it over.

                                            • 19. Re: Simple but brillent idea
                                              the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                                              Yes, it's GREAT to see Eddie around.

                                               

                                              I had to check dates, to make sure that his responses were not from "way back when."

                                               

                                              Welcome back Eddie!

                                               

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