Having discussed configuration of export accounts, let’s move on to look at live operations. In the Dashboard’s File menu, select the Export Bin item to open this panel (Figure 205), which allows you to manage the list of clips and still images you wish to export.
The features of the Export Bin are powerful, but not hard to grasp. Click the Add button in the footer to open a Media Browser, which you can then use to select (and multi-select) content you wish to export. You can choose items from your current session or another location. These files will be added to the Bin, but they will not be exported just yet (we’ll explain why momentarily).
Hint: You can Add and even Upload files that you are currently recording, even before pressing Stop. These files will be found in Clips/Capture folder for the current session.
Information is displayed for each media file added, including the file name (or ‘alias’, in the case of files added from a Media Player playlist, as we will discuss later), Duration, and Preset (depending on settings, multiple entries pointed at different destinations may be added in one operation).
The Comment column allows you to add remarks that will be sent along with the upload to sites that support this. Click in this column to enable keyboard entry, or navigate to it and simply start typing. Press Enter or click elsewhere to end editing. Similarly, type in the Title column entry to change the title supplied for the file to social media accounts, but note that this has no effect on FTP or Transcode preset operations.
The Preset column provides a menu (Figure 208) allowing you to choose one or more Export presets (targets) for each individual item. A checkmark beside a preset in this menu indicates target is active.
Conveniently, multiple checkmarks are supported, and of course selections can vary from one item in the Bin to the next. Obviously, if no checkmarks appear here, the entry on that row is not fully configured, and will be ignored by the Export module’s processor.
We touched on the Add button in the previous section. Three other nearby features help you manage your Bin entries.
- Remove, as you’d expect, deletes entries from the Bin, doing so without any effect on the source files.
- Duplicate clones selected entries. You may prefer this way of publishing an item to multiple targets (over adding multiple checkmarks to the Preset column for a single entry) at times. For example, the encoding settings for one target may involve longer processing than you want to allow at the moment. Using a duplicate entry, you can defer processing that entry until a more convenient opportunity.
- Click the Trim button in the footer to open a trimmer pane (Figure 210) that allows you to set the In and Out Points for clips you plan to share (some file formats do not support trimming).
Clips that are added while still being captured can be re-trimmed to take advantage of file ‘growth’.
Hint: Checkmark the Still Frame switch to select a frame and convert it to a JPEG image file on upload.
Also located in the footer of the Export Bin, the Export button is a toggle; that is, like the light switch in your foyer, it has two states – on and off. When lit, the Export processor is activated, and is either watching for qualified entries Bin entries to appear for exporting, or actively processing those that are ‘ready to go’. (Conversely, of course, no light, no go …)
Note: The footer Export button is linked to the larger Dashboard Export button, which does the exact same thing.
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