There are two types of clip containers in the Cinegy Archive database: ClipBins and Rolls.

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A Roll is a container for the original material, master clips. Every Roll represents one ingest session, containing all the clips detected during the ingest process, as well as the "Entire Tape" object.

Depending on your user rights, you may be prohibited from having access to the Rolls, or from making changes to them. A Roll can be published, giving users access to the ingested material. When a Roll is published, a ClipBin is created, displaying the entire clip content of the Roll.

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A ClipBin is a container for user clips, or simply clips, which are references to master clips. Whenever a metadata field is changed in the master clip, the changes will be propagated to all the corresponding clips.

Depending on your user rights, you may be prohibited from making changes to clips in ClipBins. It is also possible to use ClipBins to make rough cut edits.

Creating a ClipBin

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The Rolls are the containers for the original material, the master clips. Every Roll represents one ingest session, containing all the clips detected during the ingest process, as well as the "Entire Tape" object.

Depending on your user rights, you may be prohibited from having access to the Rolls, or from making changes to them. A Roll can be published, giving users access to the ingested material. When a Roll is published, a ClipBin is created, displaying the entire clip content of the Roll.

To create an empty ClipBin, right-click the corresponding folder and choose the "New" > "ClipBin" command from the folder context menu in the explorer window:

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You can populate an empty ClipBin by copying and pasting clips from Rolls and other ClipBins to serve your needs.

Opening a Bin

Double-click the corresponding Roll or ClipBin icon in the explorer window to open the required bin. By default, the bin will be opened on the corresponding panel as a new tab:

Bins panel

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To close the active bin, click "Close" on the right in the window caption or use the "Hide" command from the context menu of the bin’s caption:

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Bin Interface

The bin interface consists of two parts: the storyboard view and metadata:

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The tabs on the metadata panel group the metadata fields into several separate spreadsheets.

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The metadata panel also displays the clip metadata for the selected clip.

Selecting Items in the ClipBin

To select an item, click it with the mouse. The selected item is shown on the blue background:

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Sorting Items in ClipBins and Rolls

Items in the storyboard always have a "natural" order. In ClipBins you can change the order of the clips by dragging the clips to the desired location. Master clips in the Rolls are always ordered as defined during ingest.

Highlighting in Explorer

Use the "Highlight in Explorer" context menu command for any clip inside ClipBin or Roll to highlight the corresponding container of this clip in the explorer tree. This feature also works for objects inside DocumentBins.

Deleting a Clip

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To delete a clip, select it and choose the "Delete" command from its context menu:

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No video material is actually deleted; only the corresponding database node(s) will be marked as deleted.
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If you fail to undo the deletion, ask your system administrator to recover the deleted object. Be aware – information on the person having deleted it and the time of deletion is available to the system administrator.

Accessing the Metadata Fields

Every node type in the Cinegy Archive database can be assigned a separate set of metadata fields according to the user needs. The metadata for the item currently selected is displayed on the metadata panel:

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The tabs group the metadata fields into several separate spreadsheets. Double-click the desired metadata field to edit it. The read-only fields are marked with a read-only metadata fieldsign and cannot be edited by the user.

To see the complete list of available descriptors, go to "View" > "Descriptors" in the main menu.

Filtering

The metadata fields can be filtered by the specified criteria depending on the field data type.

To apply a filter, press the Filter_iconicon on the desired column. The dialog will appear asking you to specify the filtering criteria:

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Select the desired fields to be displayed in the spreadsheet in the top list of the dialog or enable "Select All" to display all the items relevant to the given column.

It is possible to define one or more filtering conditions using the drop-down lists and defining the value(s) in the field(s) below.

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Press the "Match case" button to filter items according to the character case used in the value field. When the option is enabled, the button turns gray.

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To apply the specified filtering condition(s), press the "Filter" button.

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To discard all filtering conditions, press the "Clear Filter" button.

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Press this button to quit the dialog without applying the changes in filtering conditions.