Use of Media Pool

Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/4/2002, 3:54 PM
It would suit my way of working (like in CDA4A) to be able to add media to the pool *without* it going straight to the tracklist.

Without this, I can't see the point of having a Media Pool at all, except for convenient removal of stuff (although it still doesn't remove the track markers when you remove the media, which I guess is another thing...).



CDM wrote on 11/4/2002, 4:00 PM
hmmm. It doesn't do that for me. What build are you using?

Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/4/2002, 4:22 PM
I guess what I mean is that there should be a right-click option to "Add Media To Pool', or at least an right-click option to 'Open Media'as on toolbar, and operate on the tick-boxes to 'Add To Timeline' / 'Create Tracks'.

geoff (still build 59)
SonyDennis wrote on 11/4/2002, 9:51 PM
Uh, it has that. Right click on a file in the Explorer, and there's an "Add to Media Pool" command. Use "File > Open Media" and uncheck the "Add to timeline" and you'll be adding just to the Media Pool.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/5/2002, 12:35 AM
.... but no right click from within the media-pool window !
CDM wrote on 11/5/2002, 9:17 AM
no, but there's an import media folder icon on the media pool header...
TeeCee wrote on 11/5/2002, 12:13 PM
If you double click on the file in the media pool, it doesn't add the file to the Timeline? I'm at work and can't verify this.

SonyDennis wrote on 11/5/2002, 4:15 PM

I'm not sure I understand. Are you asking for an "Open Media" menu item from a right-click in the empty area in the media pool?

There's already an "Open Media" button in the Media Pool toolbar.

Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/5/2002, 8:01 PM
Right-click (and toolbar tool) to 'Add To Media Pool' . Just like CDA4 ('Add'). Just get it all into the pool to work on from there.

No option required to 'Add To Timeline' or anything - that's already in the Open Media tool (that should also be a right-click option).

SonyDennis wrote on 11/5/2002, 10:41 PM
The right-click "Add..." in CDA4 brings up the Add to Audio Pool dialog, which is exactly replaced by the "Open Media" dialog in CDA5 (accessed from the main or Media Pool toolbar or Ctrl+Shift+O). They do the same thing.