Creating playlists and managing clips is easy, even with files not created on Cinedeck.
Cinedeck’s Clip Manager maintains an SQL database of media content. New recordings are automatically added to the database while other files, previously recorded or files generated by other systems, can be added to the database manually so they also are accessible in clip manager.
The playlist editor is a basic non-linear editing interface, designed primarily to create simple compilations of clips and sub-clips for playout. Cinedecks support a wide range of codecs and wrappers which can be mixed in a playlist.
The find media menu button located on the bottom left contains several methods for loading content into the media database.
Important to note is the database is not aware of content being managed using applications outside the Cinedeck environment so if, for example, folder content is changed using Windows Explorer, performing a scan will refresh the view to only show content actually available.
Not intended to be a replacement for a true non-linear editor, the interface has all the necessary information easily accessible including clip name, timecode, in and out, etc. The editor can display timecode based on clip timecodes or playlist timecode.
From the Cinedeck Playlist Manager you can also select multiple playlists to be played back.