Image Source Property Editor

| General | Info | Video

Sources are read-only files. They are used to create instances — or clips — only their name is editable and the original image file is never affected.

To display: Set the scope of an explorer to Sources/Clips, and click an icon in the Sources\Images folder.

General

All of the following parameters, with the exception of File Name and Frame Rate, are non-editable and displayed for reference.

File Name

Displays the explicit path to where the source file is saved. If Usr is on, the path is displayed as you entered it. If Res is on, the resolved path is displayed. You can type a different path or use the Browse (...) button to change locations. Valid names are displayed in white, invalid names are red, and read-only files are gray.

X, Y Res.

Displays the source’s X and Y resolution.

Playback Frame Rate

Defines the frame rate at which the sequence of images is played. The default value is 29.97 fps.

Frames

Displays the total number of frames the source contains.

Info

Name

Defines the source’s name. This name can be edited without affecting the original image file.

File Name

Displays the explicit path to where the source file is saved. If Usr is on, the path is displayed as you entered it. If Res is on, the resolved path is displayed. You can type a different path or use the Browse (...) button to change locations. Valid names are displayed in white, invalid names are red, and read-only files are gray.

Sequence Info

All of the following parameters, with the exception of Frame Rate, are non-editable and displayed for reference.

Use Scene Frame Rate

Plays back the frames at the scene’s frame rate. Uncheck to enter a different frame rate below.

Playback Frame Rate

Defines the frame rate at which the sequence of images is played. To set this value, uncheck Use Scene Frame Rate.

Frames

Displays the total number of frames the source contains.

First/Last Frame

Identifies the first and last frames in the sequence.

Source Info

All of the following parameters are non-editable and displayed for reference.

Frame Rate

Displays the frame rate specified in the source.

X, Y Res.

Displays the source’s X and Y resolution.

Channels

Displays the number of channels the source file contains.

Bits per Pixel

Displays the bit format of the source.

Pixel Ratio

Displays the ratio of pixel width to height in the source. Square pixels have a ratio of 1.0.

Video

All of the following parameters are non-editable and displayed for reference.

Is Movie Format

Specifies whether the image source is stored in a movie format such as .avi or Quicktime.

Number of Layers or Tracks

Displays the number of layers or tracks in the clip.

When you create clips from sources with multiple layers or tracks, a clip is created for each layer or track. All of the created clips share the single source.

Video Field Type

When the source is a video sequence, this parameter displays information about its field order. One of the following will be displayed:

None (the source is not a video sequence, and has no fields)

Lower Field First / Even (NTSC)

Upper Field First / Odd (PAL and HD Formats)

 



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