save and recover edits

Save and recover edits

See how to save and recover edits in Forscene – this video takes you through the different saving processes, from entire sequences to individual tracks and segments of clips.

Transcription of the video

The first step to saving your sequence is to name it. A new sequence will reflect as “Untitled” in both the record window and orange timeline view’s title bars.

To name your sequence, click “Untitled” on the record window’s title bar and enter your sequence’s name. Both the record window and orange timeline view will update to reflect the name you typed.

To save, navigate to the file or folder where you want your sequence to be stored and drag the sequence from the record window into the file window. After you’ve saved your sequence once, subsequent saves can be done by just clicking the save button on the record window’s title bar.

The new version will appear in your file window as a second sequence with the same name. As soon as you click anywhere in the interface or hit enter, the new sequence will replace the previous one.

To revert to a previously saved version of a sequence, right click on your sequence and choose “previous versions” from the dropdown. This opens a new window containing all the saved versions of your sequence.

The previous versions window defaults to grid view with the most recent version at the bottom. Right click any column header to choose what information you’d like displayed to help you identify the version you’re looking for. Once you’ve decided which sequence you’d like to work with – drag it into your play or record window.

If you rename your sequence in the record window title bar, click save and then click anywhere else in the interface, your original sequence will be replaced with the version you have just saved – so you don’t end up with multiple sequences cluttering up your file window. Just right click for access to previously saved versions with different names.

If you would like to save your sequence separately with a different name, follow the same procedure as a normal save, click the save button in the record window so that the updated version appears in the file window alongside the original, and then immediately type to amend the sequence’s name.

Hitting enter will result in your newly named sequence reflecting in the file window, record window and timeline view.

Remember – clicking the save button and then clicking anywhere in the interface or hitting enter before typing, will result in an updated version saving over the previous version, whereas clicking the save button and then immediately amending the name saves a new sequence.

You can also save parts of your sequence separately in Forscene. To save selected tracks from your entire sequence, deselect the tracks you don’t need and then drag your sequence from the record window into the file window. When you drop the sequence into your file window, it will reflect your original sequence name along with the words “selected tracks.”

You can also save separate tracks from individual clips – just right drag the track from the timeline, into the file window.

To save a segment of your sequence, mark the segment with in and out points and then drag your sequence from the record window into the file window. The segment of your sequence will reflect your original sequence name along with the word “selection”.

To rename selected tracks or segments of your sequence click the name and edit. This will not affect the original sequence.

If you’ve edited a new sequence, or worked on a previously saved version and made the mistake of clearing your record window without saving, you can recover your edit. Just click undo and your sequence will reappear on the orange timeline.

You can also recover your sequence if you’ve closed the Forscene interface without saving. Forscene periodically saves your sequences as you work. Left click the recovery button to open a window displaying automatically saved versions of sequences edited over the last month.

In grid view, right click any column header to choose what information you’d like displayed in the recovery window and then double click the sequence you’d like to work with to load it into your window.

Remember to save this sequence into your file window and continue editing your project.

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Amy Creeden

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