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How to Remove Master Clip Effects on Hundreds of Clips?

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I'm editing with browser set to Icon view of which does not display Time Code just duration and since I'm editing 3 Cameras and 6 GoPros I've added Time Code to hundreds of Master Clips. I've completed a lengthy time line with many clips and would like to remove the Time Code from Master Clips or even just the clips in the Time Line before output.

How do you remove Master Clips effects for all clips in the project or even just the Time Line Clips. I've watched many tutorials but all of them deal with just a few clips.

Also, I can't seem to apply effects to Audio Master Clips.

Macbook Pro OSX El Capitan ver10.11.4

Pro CC 2015.3

Source Material Sony XDCAM EX 30p

Project Sony XDCAM EX 30p

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Select clips in the Project Window, right click, disable Master Clip Effects.

It will disable all effects (if added) not just the Timecode.

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How to Remove Master Clip Effects on Hundreds of Clips?

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I'm editing with browser set to Icon view of which does not display Time Code just duration and since I'm editing 3 Cameras and 6 GoPros I've added Time Code to hundreds of Master Clips. I've completed a lengthy time line with many clips and would like to remove the Time Code from Master Clips or even just the clips in the Time Line before output.

How do you remove Master Clips effects for all clips in the project or even just the Time Line Clips. I've watched many tutorials but all of them deal with just a few clips.

Also, I can't seem to apply effects to Audio Master Clips.

Macbook Pro OSX El Capitan ver10.11.4

Pro CC 2015.3

Source Material Sony XDCAM EX 30p

Project Sony XDCAM EX 30p

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Correct answer by Ann Bens | Adobe Community Professional

Select clips in the Project Window, right click, disable Master Clip Effects.

It will disable all effects (if added) not just the Timecode.

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Select clips in the Project Window, right click, disable Master Clip Effects.

It will disable all effects (if added) not just the Timecode.

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Everything is easy, once you know the answer. Thank you very much, kinda surprised I couldn't find this answer after searching many post.

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But how do you remove them.  I applied the wrong LUT to hundreds of clips.  I don't want to have to delete one at a time.  I'd like to remove them and reapply.

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Ann Bens has the correct answer:

Select clips in the Project Window, right click, disable Master Clip Effects.

It will disable all effects (if added) not just the Timecode.

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"Disable" is not "remove"  so this is kinda unanswered. I have thousands of clips with the a LUT on them.  I want to batch delete the LUT and add a new LUT to the master clips

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Yes, this is true and Disable may be the wrong word. I can tell you that when I followed Ann Bens instruction, whereas I had applied TC Window to hundreds of clips for ease of my workflow, and when it was time to output, I select all the clips and removed the TC windows.

Try it on a few clips to see if it does as you need.

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There is no way to remove them en masse.  You can only do that one at a time.

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Based on my experience, I disagree with you Jim, unless that feature has been removed or somehow changed in the recent updates.

Please try what Ann Bens has suggested, it worked beautifully for me on hundreds and hundreds of clips, all at once. You may need to go bin by bin, certainly not one at a time, which was my first method and thats what caused me to seek the short cut Ann Ben recommends.

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Unless LUT's applying/removing works differently?

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Ann's suggestion only turns the effect off, it does not remove it.  Further, it acts on all applied effects.  If the editor wishes to affect only one, Ann's suggestion will not work then, either.

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Shut my mouth. I'm not behind my edit station, but I seem to remember removing and having to reapply when needed. Sorry for the misguided info.

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You can have more than one Timecode effect applied.  Likely you had one that was off, and the second that was on.

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Sadly I updated my software while in the middle of a massive project and the "Input LUT" I applied using Lumetri color to thousands and thousands of masterclips was changed from V-LOG to C-LOG. 

What I learned is that "disable masterclip effects" is not an on/off switch for every effect on the masterclip but time sensitive.   Meaning whatever effect applied before selecting "disable masterclip effects" is disabled but any new effects added in the future are on. 

Hope this info helps someone.  Very stressful morning.

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And how the hell do you RE-ENABLE hundreds of them??

How is there no matching "ENABLE masterclip effects" ??

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I'm desperately trying to find an answer to this, but in the meantime, I'm using Quickeys ($60) to macro the removal.

Highlight the first clip in the bin manually. Now have Quickeys do the following.

Wait until Window with Save in the name Does Not Exist - This prevents the autosave from borking your macro.

Keystroke Shift O - Opens the clip in the Preview window.

Loop Start (6 times)

Click the location of the Master tab in the Lumetri pane.

Keystroke C - highlights Clear

Keystroke Return - selects Clear

Loop End

Keystroke Shift 1 - jumps to Project pane

Keystroke Down Arrow - Highlights the next clip below the one that was just cleaned.

Assign that to an F-key, on in my case, a button on my Xkeys button doohickey, and then you can rip through your footage pretty fast, removing all of the master filters so your project is totally clean and you can start out fresh. You could automate it to rip through 100 clips with one key press, but I find that when I do that, something happens to make the automation eventually glitch and then you find that you've somehow accidentally made your computer do something bad 100 times, before you can figure out how to stop it, so I usually just do them one clip at a time, pop, pop, pop. When it's working correctly, if the clip has no master filters on it, it will just open and close the Lumetri pulldown, doing nothing.

The menu clicking has to be done by telling Quickeys to click on a specific place on the screen where the menu has to be located. It'll click on that one pixel on the screen every time. Quickeys doesn't really like how Adobe does it's windows, so you can't make it smart enough to find the menu if it's moved or whatever, so make sure you don't move the window or the macro won't work any more.

For some reason, my footage has **FOUR** Lumetri filters stacked up on the Master, with no settings in any of them, plus the AMIRA LUT that you get when you import Arri footage and it's stacked up on every damn clip for all of the thousands of takes for this feature. I'm sure all that garbage is really extending my save times, which seem to get longer and longer as I get the A/V synced up and merged. This macro will remove all of the filters from a clip in under 3 seconds with a single key press.

Here's a shot of my macro steps. Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Edit: I ran the macro on all of my footage and the resulting file size is now less than half of what it was. 53% of my project file was taken up by those damn Lumetri Master clip filters. I have no idea where all of those empty filters came from, but they're gone now.

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Here's the real answer

Click on the clip, go to the Effect Controls, and click the "Master" tab all the way to the left.  It's not automatically highlighted.  Then you can access and delete masterclip effects there.

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You can SEE the master effects in the Master tab. You can disable/enable them and change the settings, but, while it seems like they should be able to be deleted when you highlight them and hit delete, that doesn't work. It doesn't work with these Lumetri master filters. In PP 13.1, it gives an error. "A low level exception occurred in Lumetri Color (AEVideoFilter:14)" At least that's how it plays out in my system.

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There are two different kinds of effects in the Master Clip tab.

The first is the "intrinsic" effect, say if you have a RED .r3d clip, it will automatically have the appropriate controls loaded for the type of media. You can't delete those controls, but you can reset them of course. And as noted, disable them. This seems appropriate as you would have no way of loading those controls back in if you could actually delete them. But disabling takes them out of the chain.

The second type of effect you can have in a Master Clip tab, is a user-added effect. As in using say Lumetri applied to the Master Clip tab rather than the 'normal' clip tab. This, like using the RED or Arri controls in a Master Clip tab, would be used for "normalizing" a clip for use in the project, and, like anything else in a Master Clip tab, will be applied to all instances of any section of that clip anywhere in the project. So again, to "normalize" a clip, this is useful. It is NOT a place to do normal tonal or color corrections to blend the clip into the project.

User-added effects in the Master Clip tab can be removed ... select the effect header in the Master Clip, right-click "cut" or just hit the delete key. If this isn't working as it should, then there's something wrong in your user preferences or project file or cache database.

Neil

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