Player Grid View for Multi Clip Selection

Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab come with a Grid View mode of the playback view to show multiple clips side-by-side in the Silverstack Player and on the HD-SDI output:

Fig. 1: The Grid View of the player

Fig. 1: The Grid View of the player in Silverstack Lab

You can access the Grid View from the single view and grid view controls in the header bar of the player:

Fig. 2: Accessing the Grid View

Fig. 2: Accessing the Grid View

Alternatively you can access it from the “Playback” menu of the Main Menu bar:

Fig. 3: Multi clip selection entry in the "Playback" menu

Fig. 3: Multi clip selection entry in the “Playback” menu

After accessing the Grid View you have to select multiple clips in the timeline to show them in the grid. This can be done with the usual macOS modifier keys for multiple and continuous selection. Hold shift while clicking to select a range of clips and cmd to select and deselect single clips.

Fig. 4: The timeline with three selected clips

Fig. 4: The timeline with three selected clips

The timeline in fig. 4 shows a selection of three clips. The first clip (A006C009_160208_R2VJ) in bold white font is the primary current clip. Editing metadata and adjusting the grade will affect the current clip only. It is also marked in the image with a little white dot in the lower left corner.

The current clip inside of a selection can be changed by clicking on another clip of the selection or by clicking on the image in the player. To deselect clips from the selection hold the cmd key while clicking. Click a non selected clip to dissolve the selection.

Lightweight Copy of Looks

The Grid View can be useful to reference and compare grades. Therefore it can be handy to easily copy grades. By using  the Look library in the right bar looks can be easily created and applied to one or multiple clips. All necessary functionality can be found in the “Look” menu of the Silverstack Main Menu:

Fig. 5: The "Look" menu with functionality to create and apply looks

Fig. 5: The “Look” menu with functionality to create and apply looks

Learn more about the Silverstack Look Library in the article The Silverstack Look Library.

 

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Grid View Functionality  per Silverstack Product Version

The Grid View functionality differs for different Silverstack versions:

  • Silverstack: No Grid View available.
  • Silverstack XT: Grid View limited to 2 clips.
  • Silverstack Lab: Grid View limited to 12 clips (due to performance reasons).