The subclip tab in the details page gives you full control and insight into the subclips of your clips.
How to open subclip details
Find the Show Subclips action on a clip or subclip thumbnail and click it.
You can also select multiple clips and click the Show Subclips icon in the toolbar:
If you open the subclip details for multiple clips, you’ll have a navigation element at the top of the page which you can use to go to the next or previous clip:
To switch between clip details and subclip details, you can use the sidebar tab buttons at the top of the page:
The most part of the screen is taken up by the player. Read more about the Flow player here.
The sidebar on the right contains a search bar at the top and a list of search results below it. For example, in the screenshot below, we searched “develop” and got two results. These two results are subclips within the current clip which match the query.
The search bar also contains a filter button, which works in the same way as in the library search and which can be used to drill down in the search results.
If you opened the subclip details screen from the library (using the button on a thumbnail or in the selection toolbar), your library query will be used as initial query in the sidebar too. So the subclips shown on the small timeline in a library search result thumbnail will be the same as the ones shown in the search sidebar of the subclip details screen:
Edit or remove a subclip
If you have permissions to edit a subclip, it will show an edit button (with a pencil icon) when you hover it:
Click it to start editing the subclip. The description field will become editable (see image below). You can change the text as you like. Multiple lines are allowed. When you are happy with your edit, click the button with the green tick to save your changes. Press the button with an x to cancel your changes.
When you enter a # while editing, you can pick from a list of existing tags to add to your description or you can create a new one. Press enter once you have picked or typed your tag. Multiple tags can be used in the description. Tags can be used as a search filter in the sidebar or in the library.
Mentioning team members
You can also mention team members in your subclip description. This can be very useful when using subclips as comments on the clip content, or as part of a review workflow. Type an @-sign and you’ll be presented with a list of your team members. Select one to mention him or her. The team member will receive a mail with a direct link to this subclip.
Remove a subclip
Remove a subclip by pressing the red trash icon. This won’t touch the original media file. You might need to go into edit mode (press the pencil icon) to see the trash icon.
Change subclip in and out points
If you have the appropriate rights, you can click the in-point and out-point timecodes at the top of a subclip:
Clicking the timecodes will go into timecode edit mode:
The gray box contains two buttons, labelled set IN and set OUT. Clicking set IN (shortcut I) changes the subclip in-point to the current playhead position. Clicking set OUT (shortcut O) changes the subclip out-point to the current playhead position. Press the green tick (shortcut Enter) to confirm the new in and out point positions. Pressing the x button (shortcut Esc) will cancel your changes.
The player position can be changed using the player controls or using the player shortcuts. A useful shortcut while logging is shift+right arrow, which changes the playhead position to the end of the selected range or subclip.
Rate a subclip
You can add a star rating to a subclip by pressing the star icon and clicking the amount of stars you want to give this subclip. The star rating can be used as a search filter in the sidebar and the library.
Subclips about region in video
Subclips can be shown in an overlay over the video. Simply click a subclip in the sidebar. The playhead should move to the start of the subclip and the subclip should be shown in overlay. If you don’t see the subclip, press this player control to toggle subclip overlay on:
You can drag the subclip header (at the top of the subclip, with the creator, timecodes and creation date in it) or the subclip dot (see image below) around. The position you pick will be persisted on the subclip. This is especially useful if the description in the subclip is about a specific part of the video frame.
Discuss media using subclips
As explained earlier, you can mention team members in your subclip. Team members can in turn reply to the subclip. This will speed up your communication dramatically, as timecode and spatial information is inherently part of the subclip.
Add new subclip
Using the player
You can click anywhere in the player to add a subclip at that position. The current playhead position will be used as the subclip in-point. The subclip will have a default duration of one second, but this can be changed.
Using the sidebar
Below the search bar, you’ll find an input field. Click inside this input field.
The input will expand to also show the subclip timecodes and cancel and confirm buttons. Simply enter your description (you can use tags and mention team members) and click the confirm button (green tick) to save your subclip.
The subclip in-point will be set to the current playhead position. The duration of the subclip is one second by default. To change the in and out points, click the timecodes in the above input and use the same procedure as when editing subclip timecodes.
Using shortcuts for logging fast
Say you want to describe an entire clip using subclips. The fastest way to do this is using the keyboard shortcuts.
Basic scenario (keep default subclip duration of one second):
You can press N at any time to focus the ‘new subclip’ input field and set the in-point to the playhead position. This has the same effect as clicking inside the ‘new subclip’ input field. Now you can enter your description and press shift+enter to save your description. Use space to pause / play the player.
Advanced scenario (setting in / out points):
Use the player shortcuts to position the player playhead. Press I to set the subclip in-point. Move the player playhead to the desired out-point and press O. Press enter to confirm. Now you can enter your description and press shift+enter to save your description.
Subclip selections and bulk actions
Use the select button at the top left of a subclip to select it. Hold the Ctrl key to select multiple subclips. Hold the Shift key to select a range of subclips.
When one or more subclips have been selected, a toolbar will appear below the search bar, it contains actions for assigning the selected subclips or deleting them.