Red Giant BulletProof

Import Clips

Import Clips is where you set options for importing your media. It’s one of two areas in Import Options; the other area is Backup Clips. For step-by-step info about importing, go here.

BulletProof can import a copy of your media to the catalog or import media without copying. It doesn’t affect the original files on your card or disk. Copied media is offloaded to a disk location that you specify.

 

Import in place

Add media to the catalog without copying the files.

Add media to the catalog without copying them.

Media you Add to the catalog is an import in place and only creates references to the original media instead of copying the media to a new location.

During an Add import, presets can be applied to the imported media.

 

Import by copy

Copy media as well as import it to the catalog.

You have a choice of copying the media and all of its folders and other files, or just copying the clip media.

The two options for this are: Copy & Preserve Media Structure, or Copy Media Only.

Stays active. When an option is chosen, it will stay active in that catalog until you change it.

New defaults. A new catalog is always created with the Import Options set to their defaults.

Anything you import and copy to the default location is stored in your Movies folder inside a “Media” folder. You can choose a different location when you create a new catalog. To learn more, go to Managing your media in BulletProof.

 

 

Import Media> Copy & Preserve Media Structure

The default import option when copying. Along with the media you selected, BulletProof will also import every folder and subfolder that holds this media. The folder structure is preserved from the import source to the catalog.

This option is a complete copy of the whole card, disk or nested folders. Copy & Preserve Media Structure is especially helpful when you are importing clips from existing libraries.

When this option is chosen, the Catalog panel previews the folder structure of the import source. You’ll see a ghosted list of the folders and subfolders that exactly matches what’s in the Source panel.

 

Import Media> Copy Media Only

Alternately, you can copy and import only the selected media. Copy Media Only ignores the folder structure of the import source, and copies only the clips into the destination folder.

When this option is chosen, the Catalog panel does not preview folders from the import source.

 

Choose additional folders

The Folder Path option helps to organize your media at import. Four choices add subfolders to the catalog based on the date and time of import, which helps you to organize the footage by date/time-stamping it.

You can always manually add folders in the Catalog panel after import.

  • None. The default setting, which imports your media without adding date/time folders. You already know the folder structure you want, so we’re getting out of your way!

  • YYYY-MM-DD hh.mm.ss. Imports your media to a root folder stamped with today’s year, month and day. Displays the time of import in hours, minutes and seconds.

  • YYYY/MM-DD hh.mm.ss. The default setting. This option imports your media into a root folder stamped with today’s year, and a subfolder with today’s month and day. Displays the time of import in hours, minutes and seconds.

  • YYYY-MM-DD. Imports your media into a root folder stamped with today’s year, month and day.

  • YYYY/MM-DD. Imports your media into a root folder stamped with today’s year, and a subfolder with today’s month and day.

 

 

Import with drag-and-drop

BulletProof supports drag-and-drop import from the application icon. With the application open, drag your clips or a folder of clips onto the BulletProof app icon. In Import view, you will see the clip number queued in Import Clips, and its folder selected in the Source panel.

NOTE: You can drag-and-drop onto the Dock icon, or either icon in your Applications folder. However, BulletProof does not currently support drag-and-drop directly into Import view.