Q100348: Using Premiere Markers in Flix

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SUMMARY

Flix support two types of markers from Adobe Premiere - Clip Markers and Timeline Markers.  This article explains the difference between the marker types and how Flix will interpret them for timelines imported from Premiere to Flix.
 

MORE INFORMATION

The difference between the two marker types is that Clip Markers apply to a particular clip within a sequence whereas timeline markers apply to a particular timestamp in the sequence.

How to add Clip Markers in Premiere
You can add a Clip marker in Premiere by doing the following:

  1. Select the clip you want the marker on in your timeline
  2. Make sure the playhead is over that clip
  3. Click on the Marker icon from the Sequence panel

The Marker will be added at the frame where your playhead was, in this example on the first frame

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The Marker info will appear in the 'Markers' panel on the left, and you can use the Name field to enter your Shot name.

Note: Clip Markers will only show in that panel when you have the clip with the marker selected in your sequence.

How to add Timeline Markers in Premiere

The steps to add a Timeline Marker are:

  1. Move the playhead to chosen time in the sequence
  2. Make sure that the clip is not selected
  3. Click on the Marker icon from the Sequence panel

The Marker will be added at the location of the playhead in your sequence. 

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The Timeline Marker info will show in the 'Markers' panel on the left.

NOTE: Timeline Markers will only show in that panel if you don't have clips selected in your sequence.


Which type of marker to use bringing sequences from Premiere to Flix

The advantage of Clip Markers over Timeline Markers is that they're tied to an actual Clip (or storyboard), and not a frame. So if you know a particular storyboard is the first pose for a shot, you know the shot will always start with this panel if it's got a marker. And the marker, and therefore the shot break, will follow the storyboard if it gets moved.

Also, when you use a Clip Marker, it doesn't matter whether the Marker is on the first frame or any other; Flix will know the shot's first panel is this panel. 

By default, Flix assumes you're using Clip markers.  If you use a Timeline Marker, and your Marker is on the 2nd frame of your clip, Flix will split the panel in two thinking the first part belongs to the previous shot.

 

FURTHER READING

More information about using Markers in Flix and the Avid <> Flix workflow can be found in the Flix User Guide:

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