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Loop Selected Clips and Avid Express Pro

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The great thing about being an editor is having the ability to learn something new everyday. I discovered a new feature in Avid today that I think you’ll find very useful. It’s called Loop Selected Clips. An important part of the editing process is the ability to review footage and, more importantly, to compare takes in order to use the best shot, angle, or performance for the edit. Loop Selected Clips allows you to do just that. Here is a quick overview of how it works.
Select the clips in the bin that you wish to review. Then go the bin menu at the bottom left corner of the bin and select Loop Selected Clips. This function can also be mapped to a button or keyboard if needed. Once selected, the clips play back in order, one right after the other, in the source monitor and on the client monitor. If in-out marks are present in the source clip, the play back will be restricted to just that range, this is great for selecting a preferred reading or action for a given span across multiple takes.
Each clip will play in turn when the end of the clip or the Mark Out point has been reached. The user can also use the TAB key to advance to the next clip before the end of play or use SHIFT TAB to go back to a previous clip. This enables easy navigation and clip selection for finding that perfect shot among multiple sources.

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