Working with collections


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Organising your clips in collections keeps things clear as the number of clips in your production grows.

Creating your first collection

The sidebar on the left of the screen lists all collections in your production. Initially, there are no collections.

Move your mouse to the section titled ‘COLLECTIONS’ and a button with a plus icon is shown. Click this button:

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A dialog titled ‘Create a new collection’ appears:

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You will have to fill in two fields:

  • Collection group – In Limecraft Flow, all collections belong to a collection group.
  • Collection – The title of your collection

Fill in both fields, like in the example below. Press ‘Save’ to create the collection.

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The collection now appears in the sidebar on the left of the library:

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Clicking the collection will activate a filter showing only the clips in this collection. No clips are in our collection yet, so no results will be shown if you click it. So how do you get clips in a collection?

Assign clips: Adding clips to a collection

In the library, hover over a clip and click the ‘Assign to collection’ button. It might be hidden in the menu as shown below, depending on the setup of your production:

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A dialog appears listing all your collections. Start typing the name of the collection you want to assign the clip to (or the name of a new collection if you want to create one). Once you picked a collection, click ‘Save’ to confirm. Your clip is now part of the collection.

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Note: a clip can be in multiple collections

Managing collections

If you hover the collection title in the sidebar, a button with a gear icon is shown. Clicking the button reveals a menu with actions you can perform on the collection.

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Rename

Clicking Rename will pop up a dialog asking you for a new name for the collection.

Delete

Clicking Delete will delete the collection. The clips in the collection won’t be deleted, they will still be part of your library.

Export

The collection can be exported to a range of formats. Clicking the ‘export’ button will list them all. Simply pick a format and a file will be downloaded.

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Share Collection

The collection can be shared with anyone (so also people not part of your Limecraft Flow production team). Click ‘Share Collection’ and click ‘Generate Shareable Link’ to get a link for your collection. This link can be used in e-mails, chat messages and so on to give the receiver access to the clips in your collection.

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Open in Collection Builder

The Collection Builder allows sorting material and removing clips from a collection. It is discussed below.

Go to Subclips

Open the subclips screen for the clips and subclips in this collection.

Show Clip Details

Opens the clip details screen for all clips in this collection.

Edit a collection in the Collection Builder

The Collection Builder gives you fine-grained control over the contents of a collection. Open the Collection Builder by clicking the button with the gear icon next to the collection name, and choose ‘Open in Collection Builder’ from the menu.

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The top part of the screen will now show the collection contents. The bottom part still shows the library as it did before opening the Collection Builder.

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Sorting your collection

You can change the sort order of the items in the collection. Hover an item and click and hold the icon with the four arrows. Drag the item to the desired location.

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The sort order you specified will be used in your exports of the collection. When exporting to a NLE, the items will be arranged in the same order on a timeline.

Removing items from the collection (unassign)

Select one or more items and click the red button with the broken chain icon.

Subclips

Note that subclips like comments can also be assigned to a collection. Multiple subclips of the same clip can also be assigned to the same collection, as shown in the example below. Three subclips of the clip with the dog are assigned to the Nature Shots / Animals collection.

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