While Capturing a long Master Clip, you have the ability to divide it into Subclips at the same time, which will save you time since you won't have to perform the Subclipping and labelling in a separate step. For example, you have a tape of an interview with the President of the United States and you need to get it into your Media Composer immediately. You can begin capturing from the start of the tape and by using the tip that follows in the next recipe, you'll also be able to create Subclips of each question and answer.
Note that this tip produces different types of subclip behavior depending on whether you are in a film Project or a video Project. If you set up your Project as a film project (for example, 16 mm or 35 mm) when you first created it, then the Subclips will be locked in their duration and cannot be trimmed longer in the Sequence. This is intentional in order to protect vital Key Code/Key Number information that is specific to film projects.
This tip works while you're actively capturing from the tape (the red light is blinking). Note that this tip does not work when Batch Capturing.
Begin capturing (red light is blinking).
Press the F1 key when you want to begin a new Subclip. If you want to update the location for the beginning of that Subclip to a later point, press the F1 key again. You can update the In point at any time. It is not locked in until the F2 key is pressed.
Begin typing to name the Subclip, if you want to.
You, optionally, can also press the Tab key to move the cursor into the Comment Entry Box and begin typing to add a comment.
Press the F2 key to end the Subclip. If you want to update the location for the end of that Subclip to a later point, then press the F2 key again. You can update the Out point at any time. It is not locked in until the F1 key is pressed again.
Press the F1 key to begin a new Subclip and repeat the preceding steps.