Software from the future: marker pop-ups

By S Simmons. Filed in Editing, software from the future  |  
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Someday…markers might become even more useful via a little pop-up window that shows text assigned to the marker. While today all markers can be labeled with content, that content is usually visible only by clicking the marker, bringing up a separate window or moving the playhead in the timeline to the marker. A pop-up would be handy in that just moving the mouse over a previously set marker would quickly reveal the contents without even a click.

And even better if there are options to customize how the pop-up interacted:

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3 comments to “Software from the future: marker pop-ups”

  1. Comment by Andy:

    great idea Scott

  2. Comment by Dave:

    This is right on. Especially, the idea of allowing sequence markers to move with the edit.

    I would also add a contextual marker bin, similar to Avid locators. It drives me nuts that we’re at FCP 6, almost 9 years since FCP 1.0 came out, and Apple still has not made any substantial changes on markers…getting it to a better level than Avid locators.

  3. Comment by andrew silk:

    please, please, give us this, along the with ability to look at the text in a log format and click on it and it brings me the clip.. please, please, i was a good boy this year santa, please!!!