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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002299KdenliveUser Interfacepublic2011-09-02 00:322011-09-02 00:51
Reportermcfrisk 
Assigned Toj-b-m 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusacknowledgedResolutionopen 
Platform32 bit intel and alikeOSDebian LinuxOS Version4.0
Product VersionRecent git 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002299: usability issues with "insert zone in project tree"
DescriptionThe ctrl+i feature "insert zone in project tree" is a really handy and usefull functionality when long video clips are cut down to useful pieces that can later be inserted into timeline.

Unfortunately it has some usability or user interface issues which make it a bit too hard to use.

1) it is only available as ctrl+i short cut and not through left click or general menus. I've tried to look everywhere but I just cant find it. Good news is that the ctrl+i short cut works well but it would be nice if users were able to discover it and use it through menus or GUI icons as well.

2) Clip list does not show which clips have sub-clips created with ctrl+i. After restarting kdenlive project it seems as if the pre-processed clips are gone, although they can be found by double clicking the master clip file icons, though there's no way to know which clips have these and double clicking normal clips opens up the clip properties dialog. I would personally prefer that the clips were independent of the original clip that they were created from.

3) There a few minor issues that maybe relate to 2). It is handy that ctrl+i jumps to editing the clip Description, this is really good. But when project tree has a text filter on, the empty clip name editor does not match the text filter and is not visible. Maybe ctrl+i should clear the clip search string, at least temporarily.

4) Second minor thing but which adds up later on is that ctrl+i created sub-clips don't show if they are inserted into timeline. For large clip collections this is really bad, since original clip may have tens of subclips and their status on timeline can not be easily checked. Maybe it would be best if ctrl+i subclips were fully independent of the original clip.

5) Last minor problem at least to me is that after adding a new zone, the clip preview jumps to the start of the newly created zone. In my experience most long shots have independent sub-clips which need to be extracted and overlapping clips are an exception. I would therefore prefer that clip preview cursor would stay where the cursor was before the new subclip has been created.

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Build/Install MethodManual build from SVN
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(0007261)
j-b-m (administrator)
2011-09-02 00:51

1) It is available through the main menu (Monitor > Insert Zone in Project Tree), or with the mouse (drag the monitor into the project tree - ok that was hard to guess - but you can also drag to timeline to directly insert the zone in timeline)

the other issues are in fact usability problems and will need some work.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-09-02 00:32 mcfrisk New Issue
2011-09-02 00:51 j-b-m Note Added: 0007261
2011-09-02 00:51 j-b-m Assigned To => j-b-m
2011-09-02 00:51 j-b-m Status new => acknowledged


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