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Enhance Markers Panel

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Contributor ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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The markers panel is missing a lot of useful functions. It could allow you to:

- delete markers
- change the color of a marker
- change the type of a marker

(without having to double-click)
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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I'd like to add having a custom button to designate a marker as a VFX shot, perhaps as a radial button like the comment and segmentation buttons. This will help keep track of VFX that can stay internal or go to 3rd party vendors. This can work for other departments as well, such as sound and color.

Being able to select the VFX markers only for easy export of the markers list that can be exported.

Also, bring the functions of the marker menu into the marker panel. The marker panel is extremely barebones and all of the functions when clicking in on a marker should be accessible through the panel.

Auto coloring markers that are specified as a Comment, VFX, etc.

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Engaged ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I'd also like to be able to expand the "name" column.... sometimes if you write anything too long, it gets cropped off, and you can't read it.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Also when you are looking at what markers you have. When you click on one the whole list disappears and then you have to click on your sequence for the list to reappear not useful when you're wanting to flick through items.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Imagine just middle clicking the timeslider at a spot and it creating a Marker then already have a mini text field blinking awaiting its name.
But even more importantly being able to Middle click and DRAG creating a marked area and labelling it. This would be SO useful!!

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I suggest to add ability to draw marker lines through tracks to better see what clips are under that marker and visually understand margins

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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And also marker numbering!

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This thread mentions a lot of additional features, but let's not get ahead of ourselves: why not first update the marker panel so that markers function the same way there as they do on the timeline?

Delete Selected Marker is the most glaring omission. i can't right-click and do that from the (non-existent) context menu in the Markers panel, but i can do it by right-clicking the marker in the timeline. Doesn't make sense.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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The easiest way to add functionality would be if hitting "m" to set a marker OPENED the marker box, rather than requiring a double-click. Then it would be easier to change colour, add comments, change the span of the marker etc.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I would be very opposed to having the marker dialog open when setting a marker because most of the time I'm using markers to mark beats of music, or places that need work. It's already so easy to just tap the marker shortcut key twice when you need to put a note in.

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I also wouldn't want the marker dialog to come up automatically (double-clicking works ok for this) but the ability to assign a shortcut to particular marker colors would be a big improvement. For example...As someone else said, markers are handy for assigning moments in musical beats but I like to assign different colors for sections of song (red is intro beats, green is verse beats, white are musical breaks, etc). Right now I have to stop playing the song in order to change colors or go back through at the end. It would be great to just hit a key for each as the song plays.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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We can assign a marker color as a shortcut but only on the timeline. We can't place markers on a clip found in a sequence.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Yeah, it should work if a clip is selected, but it doesn't. I get around placing different colored markers with the shortcuts by loading up the clip into the source monitor, but shouldn't have to.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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It should not be too hard for Adobe to have a Preferences setting as to whether setting a marker should open the Markers Panel without having to double click with EXTREME precision on the marker itself. I also use markers as beat signposts and in those cases I wouldn't want the panel to open. But when shotlisting a speech it would be fab to be able to just type in a comment without having to stop/pick up the mouse/line up the cursor/double click.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I made a video about what I think is missing.
https://youtu.be/D3Vx_VbQiO4
Although I forgot to mention that you should be able to delete markers in the panel 😄 Crucial as well.
Let's vote for this thread. We need better markers experience and more possibilities to work with them.

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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One of the worst panel in Pr...

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I bump two of the best wanted functionality from Piotr's video:
- The ability to view Clip- and Sequence markers at the same time. Crucial.
- Export marker stills and comments in a excel format (as in Kyno). Makes logging a breeze.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I agree with Tim! We should also be able to search for and edit by the results of a marker search.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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What if they also merged in some sub-clip creation functionality? What if that was a "type" of marker in the dialog box? sub-clip in and out points? The marker features do need to be updated. Love that this is being put forward.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Agree on so many of these suggestions:

-easier marker deletion
-the ability to name and color a marker without needing to click 5 times (currently I hit "m," then I need to double-click the marker, then type the name, then click and drag the "duration" to make the marker duration editable outside of the marker dialog, then hit ok, then click and drag the end point of the marker on the timeline to the appropriate distance. This is absurd.
-the marker panel is ridiculously un-intuitive and requires many clicks to use. When clicking on an existing sequence marker in the markers panel, rather than allowing me to directly edit aspects of that existing marker, instead the panel goes blank! What?! Again, insane and maddening. The only way i have found to prevent this is to click and drag on an existing marker's in or out point in the markers panel AND THEN I am able to click on the description or title of the marker. How does that make any sense?

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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1. Play-Pause, J-K-L on the Function-Keys, while typing text in the marker panel. That would be really important, while transcribing and commenting
2. Possibillity to change Font-Size in marker-panel

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Oh yes please, enhance.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Also would like to have my Marker selections (in , out) with an option for automate to sequence.

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I would also love to see the Markers Panel improved. One of the things I'd love to add to the suggestions:

- Make all markers in the currently open sequence visible even if I have a specific clip selected. I really don't get why it always switches between no markers displayed.

I get that this may be how some people like to use it. But I'd love to see a setting to choose to always display all markers in the open sequence, with the option to include/exclude clip markers as well.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Adobe, please take note, because here how creating & searching for markers should work....

1. I mark up a bunch of media and sequences.

2. I use the FIND command, then select MARKERS as a category and then type in the text I'm looking for like "hospital" or "b-roll" or "amazing".

3. Markers containing that text pop up in a find bin.

4. When I double click one of those markers in the find bin, the clip or sequence is opened up and the playhead is smack dab on the marker. Everyone's happy.

Please make this work. It's such a simple and obvious workflow--Avid's had it down for years. You guys are innovative enough, let's do this!

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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One small recommendation: pls have a look at how the markers work in Avid Mc. This was developed by users. And it works, is efficient and fun to use. With the Adobe markers the fun part is left out and I hate to use them. They are simply clumsy. If you need scripts to make them work, something is wrong.
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