Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a subsequence, part of Media Composer 8.7 Essential Training: 110.
- [Instructor] It's quite possible on a more complex edit, that you'll want to separate parts of a sequence into smaller pieces. You might want to take a section and share it with another editor, or perhaps add it to a different sequence. It's quite easy to produce these sections of a sequence, and in fact, it's called a subsequence. I'm going to make a New Bin here, in the project window, and I'm going to call this Subsequences and in my timeline, I'm going to select a region of the sequence.
Let's see now, I'm going to go from this 4B-2 clip, I'll mark an in point, and I'll go to the end of the last visual clip here, and mark an out. Right up at the top corner, right over here in the top right-hand corner of the program or code monitor in the composer window, there's a little icon that represents this sequence. And in fact you can see from the tool tip there, it already tells us this is what we use to create a subsequence. I'm going to drag this over to our subsequences bin, and let's open this up and take a look.
You'll notice that the subsequence I've created exclusively contains the visuals. And why is that? Let's take a look at the sequence I was working on. This is the quick selections sequence that we had in the previous lesson. And it's pretty clear what's going on if I activate the timeline window. Remember, that making selections in Media Composer, is all about time and space. I chose the correct in and out marks, but I did not choose the correct tracks. My audio one track's turned off, so I don't get the audio.
In many ways, creating a subsequence is a bit like opening content in the clipboard monitor. Whatever you chose with your marks and your track selections going to appear in there. So, I'm going to turn on my audio one. And this time instead of clicking and dragging the icon, I'm going to hold the alt key and click and drag straight from the monitor. There we go. Let's take a look at this one. Now I've got the audio. Notice that we've got sub appended to the name of the original sequence.
And I suppose you can see already this workflow is just the same as the workflow you might follow to create a subclip for a masterclip. Here's a shot in my Source Monitor, I'll mark an in and an out, drag down from the corner, and I have a subclip. Hold the alt key and drag from the picture, again I have a subclip. One of the design features I love about Media Composer, is the way that mechanisms repeat themselves in this way. If you know how to make a subclip, you know how to make a subsequence.
Just quickly, I'm going to go back to my original sequence here, and I'm going to turn on my audio three and four so I have those tracks, too, and I'm going to make another subsequence. And I'm going to call this one, Subsequence all tracks. I double click to open this up. You'll notice that my audio three and four are included, but my audio two is absent. And that's because again, if I go back to my quick selections, let's just make the window active, when I selected this content, I turned on audio three and four, but not audio two.
So in my newly created subsequence, I've got the music, but not the empty track in between. That may or may not be an issue for you. If you want to make sure that the track spacing remains the same, course the answer is simple. Go back in, select all tracks I'm pressing command + eight here on Mac OS this would be Control + A on Windows, Make another sequence, and now let's call this Subsequence REALLY all tracks.
If I open this up, you can see we've now got that blank audio track as well.
- Importing and transcoding media
- Creating a group clip
- Syncing picture and sound clips
- Making quick edits such as stringouts
- Recutting a scene
- Creating subsequences
- Pacing a scene with Media Composer's trim tools
- Mixing sequence audio
- Working with high-res media
- Retiming video
- Nesting effects
- Keying video
- Animating titles and graphics
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 10/13/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover what’s new in Media Composer 8.7, 8.8, and 8.9.