With this Addon you can easily set an In- and Outpoint for every movie clip in the file browser. Similiar to other NLEs (Somehow…)
Some parts of the sequencer extra actions addon’s code were used, so thanks to Turi Scandurra for the great work!
You need to have a filebrowser and a sequencer timeline area visible on the screen.
In the sequencer Panel, klick the Set as Timeline button to tell the script that the current scene is your timeline scene.
Select one movie file in the filebrowser and click the Edit Range button in the Sequencer Panel. You will be taken into a new scene with only your selected clip in the timeline. Simply define the in- and outpoint by setting the scene’s start and end frame.
Now either klick on Get Back or klick on a file in the filebrowser and then on Edit Range again and so on…
The in and outpoints of your videos are stored in the new scenes, so if you want to delete them simply delete the scene named by your videos name.
If you have clicked in Get Back, you should be back at your timeline.
Klick on insert selected Video to insert the video that is selected in the filebrowser into the timeline at the current frame.
If you have defined In- and Outpoints, they will be applied. If you have not, the video will be inserted normally You can choose in which channel it will be inserted with the channel value.
With the custom screen enabled you can define screen layouts to change to if you click on Edit Range or Get Back. Simply put the name of the layout from the screen layout selector in the info header into the appropriate text field.
The Paths are absolute, so if you move your video files to another place, the defined Ranges will be vanished.
I hope that this is a useful workaround for one of the biggest shortage of blender for video editing
Please test it and report problems.
Edit: New version, should work with audio and without.
SunTools_1_2.zip (6.71 KB)