Source Viewer - Inspecting the Ingredients
So we're making our story soup. We went to the supermarket. We got all of our awesome ingredients. We brought them back. We put them in our pantry, and ah, now what do we do? Well, if we wanna start cooking, one of the first things that we gotta do is grab the ingredients out. Maybe take a look, make sure that they're actually what we want before we kind of prep them and put them into our soup, into our story. So this process of picking up an ingredient, maybe an onion or something, and looking at it is pretty much what we do here in the source viewer. You'll notice that if you mouse over any of these thumbnails, by default it shows you a bigger version here in this viewer. And if I double click on it, it will stay there and I can move back and forth. So this is really just a way to get a little bit more detailed, make sure that this clip is what we actually want. We can scrub through it and find the different parts that we like. And kind of just double check which of these clips are g...
ood and which of these are bad. One thing that I like to do sometimes is maybe make a bin over here in the media pool and we'll call this bad. And if it's something that I don't like, I can take this clip and put it into bad and move on and look at the other clips and see what might be good. I could leave the good ones here. I could make a bin for the good ones, whatever we wanna do. Down here in the lower part of the source viewer, we have a few different buttons going on. The main ones you probably work with are the transport controls, so that's just the play forward, play backwards, stop, skip to the end, skip to the beginning. I can click this little button and loop it. You can also grab this little dot and move this back and forth with your mouse. And that's a really nice way to kind of scrub through your footage without having to be so precise by clicking this little playhead right here. So that's the basics of the source viewer. Really, we're just double clicking on a shot and we can open it up and take a detailed look at it. Make sure we like it. And if we don't, we can organize it accordingly.