Let’s experiment briefly with SEARCH and GO TO.

66. Tag or otherwise add comments to the Memo cells for a few different clips in different events. Use different entries for some clips, but matching entries for others. In one or two cases, add

67. Navigate to a Memo field – its current value is snapped into the dataview.

68. Push SEARCH. The current dataview value serves as criteria for the search. Immediately, all events which have at least one clip with a matching Memo entry are displayed in the Search Results tab.

Tip: Search looks for matches for each element (‘word’) in the search criteria. If any single element is located in a Memo cell for a clip, the entire event - all angles - is displayed in Search Results. See Chapter 13 for full details.

A broad search criteria value can be useful at times, but may produce more results than you wish. For example:

69. Add Memo fields for clips in different events with the following entries:

a. home smith tackle

b. visitor smith foul

c. smithers

70. Search for “smith” (without quotes). All three events with the entries above in their Memo cells will appear in Search Results.

71. TAB back to the original CLIPS LIST tab, and use the keyboard to replace the current dataview value with “smith foul” – but this time, do include quotation marks as shown. This time you will get a single match in Search Results. SEARCH treats text enclosed in quotes (single or double) as one search element. Note that the search algorithm is very literal; in the example above, “foul smith” would not have produced a single match. Let’s try one more thing (again, much more on these topics can be found in Chapter 13).

72. Perform a search (your choice!) that produces a number of matches.

Now, in a real working session, you might have many tabs full of marked and commented clips. A quick, broad search will often produce numerous matches. Your eye quickly picks out that special one you are interested in, but you’d like to find its actual CLIPS LIST location, for other management operations.

73. Navigate to the event row you’re after in Search Results, then punch GO TO. That one event is immediately highlighted in its original CLIP LIST tab, ready for further manipulation.

Tip: GO TO normally takes CLIP ID numbers as input. Alternatively, with a timecode entry in the dataview, push SHIFT + GO TO. This engages Delayed playback mode, and jumps the playhead immediately to the specified timecode.



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