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Playlists let you organize clips without ever moving them in the catalog. A playlist is a list of clips that you have visually grouped together. The playlist doesn’t point to a specific folder, and doesn’t change the stored location of any clip.
You can treat playlists like footage bins to collect shots for many purposes, like a sequence or b-roll; a particular color correction, like day for night; or assets for a department like VFX.
Organizing your catalog always starts with a playlist or a folder. Because a clip can belong to more than one playlist, you will find that playlists are often better for organization than folders. We recommend using playlists for non-destructive specific groupings, and using folders for a generic archive organization, like storing clips by date.
Playlists are part of the Catalog panel and can be accessed in Organize and Export.
To create a playlist, click the Add Playlist button, and name your new playlist. Then drag a clip or clips over the playlist name to add them. That’s it! Whenever you click on that playlist, BulletProof will display its list of clips.
When a playlist is selected, its clips display in the Thumbnails panel. Selecting a clip in a playlist is the same as selecting it from a folder.
Any metadata applied to a clip in a playlist is saved with that clip. When you apply any kind of metadata, like color correction or keywords, it is associated with the clip and all of its instances. If you have a clip in multiple playlists, a metadata change to any of the clip instances will change all instances. Learn about metadata
BulletProof has a couple of playlists that are always available to use. The Most Recent Import playlist shows the clips that you last imported into the open catalog, while Most Recent Exports shows the clips from the catalog’s last export.
Playlists aren't a location on disk, so they can't be the destination for an import. You will see a display of playlists in Import view, but playlists can’t be selected or created in this view.
Playlists are a terrific organization tool in Organize view. You can create, select, edit and delete a playlist. When
a playlist is selected, its clips will display in the Thumbnails panel at right.
Playlists don't display in Review or Refine view, but their clips do. Select two or more clips in your playlist while you're in Organize or Export view, then slide over to Review or Refine. You can play those selected clips as a sequence in the Playback panel, which lets you view and scrub a large version of each clip.
Plays the sequence. In Playback, you can let the selected clips play in order, OR click the Next or Previous buttons to move between the clips.
Clips get updated. If any adjustments are made to a clip, like setting an In/Out point in Review or adding a color pass in Refine, the clip is also updated in the playlist it belongs to.
A great use of playlists is to collect clips that need to be exported. In Export view, select the playlist you've prepared and you can batch all your clips out in one go. When a playlist is selected, its clips will display in the Thumbnails at right.
The Select to Export feature lets you choose a playlist as your Export group. You can create, select, edit and delete a playlist, just like in Organize view.