Delegate the CLIP LIST, if necessary.

37. Observe that some rows probably contain “record events” (see Section 4.4) from prior experimentation. Navigate to an event with no Memo field entries, and select a Memo cell.

38. Use the keyboard to type “touchdown” (without quotes). Observe that your text entries appear immediately in the FastClip dataview (Section 2.6.4), but are not immediately added to the selected Memo cell (Section 2.6.8).

39. Press the ENTER key on the Control Surface (or keyboard). Note that this pushes your input (touchdown) into the currently highlighted Memo field. Let’s do this again, with a twist:

40. With the same Memo entry selected, type “field goal”. Your new entry will replace the previous content of the dataview, but to this point, the existing Memo (“touchdown”) is not modified.

41. This time, hold down SHIFT before pushing the ENTER button on the Control Surface (or keyboard). The use of SHIFT with ENTER produced a different result. Rather than merely replacing the current Memo entry with the new value from the dataview into the only, it pushed “field goal” into all Memo cells for the current event row. The SHIFT plus ENTER combination supports one other very useful outcome, too:

42. Hold down SHIFT, and use the Arrow keys to multi-select several Memo cells (whether in the same event rows or not).

43. Type “foul” into the dataview, then hold SHIFT down and punch ENTER. Note that all selected cells are updated. Let’s try one more trick while we’re at it (you’ll discover many more as you come to fully appreciate the FastClip workflow).

44. Select a single Memo cell that already has content. The value from the Memo is automatically snapped into the dataview.

Now, punch ENTER (Control Surface or keyboard), then look at what happened in the dataview. In this case, rather than merely updating the Memo field with its own existing value, pressing ENTER did something special in this case. The text entry cursor in the dataview automatically jumped exactly one space to the right of the current Memo field value (Figure 37). This is the perfect place for it to go when you want to quickly append something to the existing entry – say, a player name, or other metadata.

46. To finish up, type “smith”, and then punch ENTER to update the selected Memo.

Tip: You can set the dataview to this ‘ready to append’ state by punching either ENTER, on the Control surface or mouse, or by pressing F2 on the keyboard.

Of course, thoughtful use of Memo cell entries (along with SEARCH, discussed shortly) make it easy to find specific clips for playback, PLAY LIST preparation, Publishing, or other clip management purposes.



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