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Fine Tuning Designations


* See our five minute video tutorial on fine tuning designations at the end of this article.

Click the Edit Designations button in the Workflow Ribbon to display the Video Editor and Transcript Viewer.

Select the Designation List you want to edit and click on the > sign to expand the list to see the individual designations.

Click on the individual designation you want to clean up. The designation icons all have a specific meaning and are designed to give you information at a glance.


The two halves of the rectangle let you see if the front or back half have been fine tuned yet. Red means it has not, gray means it has.

The arrow pointing down indicates that each designation will auto-advance to the next one when playing back in LIVE. To make it stop and manually advance, double click the arrow to change states.

A yellow bar across the top of your designation icon indicates there is a long pause between one line to the next in your designation, if you look at the transcript, you'll see exactly where it is with a yellow hourglass.

Next, go to your Video Editor Pane, you’ll see an editing tool like this.


Buttons Explained:

Previous Designation 

Next Designation  

5 Seconds Back  

5 seconds Forward  

1 Second Back  

1 Second Forward  

0.1 Seconds Back  

0.1 Seconds Forward  (Rubs with Audio)  

Preview Start or Stop Point 

Play from current Edit Point    (NOT A PREVIEW BUTTON - edit point moves to where you stop)

Pause/Stop  (Edit point is where you stop)

Save Edit Point 

Shows Waveform   (still in progress)




First, click the red arrow pointing right (it’s below “Start”) 

This is the beginning of your clip. Now hit the EYE button  

to preview where your video starts. (You’ll get a 3-second preview, it starts where the clip starts.) Do you like it? No?

Adjust the video to get it to start exactly where you want it. When you’re happy with it, hit SAVE.     

Repeat this action for the end of the designation. Click the red arrow pointing left.      (You’ll get a 3-second preview, it ends where the clip ends.)

Now your start and stop points have been tuned.

You can change the 3-second preview by right-clicking on the toolbar and setting your PreRoll time

Bonus - You can edit your scrolling text so those pesky "Okays" don't have to be there. Check out Editing Text in a Designation.



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