Add Tags to a Presentation
There are four ways to add Tags to a Presentation from the Focus Timeline.
1. Using the default hotkey CMD/CTRL+P.
2. Right-clicking the tag - Add selected to current Presentation.
3. Using the Tag Preview pop-up - Add to Presentation button.
4. Using the Tag Properties panel - Add selected to current Presentation button.
When inside a Session, use the Default hotkey Option/Alt+P to open the Presentation window.
Or, go to Views > Presentations.
You can also open Presentations from the Focus Home Menu.
Open saved Presentations by clicking Open > Open Presentation.
You will see a list of your previously saved Presentations.
To save your Presentation with the video included, see Export Presentation as a Package
Presentation Content Display Name
To adjust the default Presentation video display name:
Go to Settings on the Focus Home Menu > Presentations > Edit.
Select which Tag details you would like to display in the Presentation Clip name.
Click OK. Any Tags added to your Presentation will be named according to the format you set.
Rename Presentation content by double-clicking on the text.
Add external Videos/Images to a Presentation
Drag and drop video/image files from your File System.
Or, use the Add Image/Video buttons at the bottom of the clip list.
Organise Presentations into Folders
1. Click Add Folder at the bottom of the clip list.
2. Drag and drop clips into your folder.
Add Notes to Presentation Clips
Use the default hotkey CMD/CTRL+N when a clip is selected, type in your note and press Enter.
Or, add your note in the clip dropdown.
Show/hide all notes in a video overlay, using the Show Notes button.
You can hide the notes overlay on individual clips if needed.
Show/hide notes in the clip list using the Show Notes in Tag button.
Copy and Paste Content
Copy selected clips to clipboard and paste them in new locations (e.g. a new Presentation).
Duplicate selected clips via this icon.
Use the Trim button next to the annotations toolbar. Click and drag the handlebars to extend/trim the pre and post-roll.
Or, use the default hotkeys:
Option/Alt+S - Increase clip pre-roll by 1 second
Option/Alt+Shift+S - Decrease clip pre-roll by 1 second
Option/Alt+E - Increase tag post roll by 1 second
Option/Alt+Shift+E - Decrease tag post roll by 1 second
Shift+I - Trim pre-roll to timeline playhead
Shift+O - Trim post-roll to timeline playhead
Click the Flag icon to flag key clips.
Change Content Colour
Change the colour of selected content using the Fill Colour button.
Change Clip Angle
Use the Channel Selector button to change the video angle of the clip.
Use the hotkey CMD/CTRL+S to save your Presentation.
Or, click Saving options > Save or Save As to save as a new presentation.
Set the playback options of your video, e.g. presentation loop, by clicking the Settings button and selecting one of the options.
Play clip - Selected clip will play through and stop at the end.
Play clip and reset - Selected clip will play through and will then jump back to the start of the clip.
Loop clip - Selected clip will play through and then restart from the beginning of the clip once it reaches its end.
Presentation - The Presentation will play through, in order, and stop at the end.
Loop presentation - The Presentation will play through, in order, and will restart from the beginning once it reaches the end.
Click Present to enter Present Mode in full screen.
Click Present Flagged to only Present Flagged clips. See Flag for how to Flag clips.
Press the Escape key on the keyboard to exit Present Mode.
Use the default hotkey CMD+Option+S (Mac) / CTRL+Alt+S (Windows) to show/hide the clip side bar in Present Mode.
Click anywhere on the screen to show/hide the timeline. Or, hover the mouse in the timeline location to show the timeline, move the mouse away to hide the timeline.
Use the freehand drawing tool to annotate whilst the video is paused.
Playback option can be set independent of what is set in Edit mode.
Working with Multiple Presentations
You can open more than one presentation at a time, working simultaneously, copying and pasting clips between them.
To open another presentation use the New button to open a new/empty presentation. Or use the Open button to choose from one of your saved presentations.
Use the copy and paste function to move clips between presentations.
The star icon in the top right of the screen represents which Presentation will receive clips if they are being added from the timeline.
Upload Presentation to the Hub
To upload your presentation to the Hub, go to Export Presentation > Upload Presentation to the Hub.
See the progress of your upload in Export Presentation > Hub Transfer Queue.
To Export video from your Presentation go to, Export Presentation > Export Video.
You will be presented with a dialogue to choose your export setup.
Select your export location using the Browse button.
Choose Multiple files with playlist to export each clip as individual videos.
Selecting Mirror Folder Layout will replicate the Presentation's folder structure in your file system. See Organise Presentations into Folders for more steps.
Choose Single file to export clips, together, as a single video.
Choose Thunder file to create a video and .xchange file compatible with Catapult Thunder.
Select which Clips to include in your export; All, Selected or Flagged.
Choose whether your clips are exported with your Names/Notes and Annotations overlaid.
If required, adjust the Video Resolution, Frame Rate and Quality.
Export Presentation as a Package
To Export your Presentation in a file format that includes video and can be opened in Focus, go to Export Presentation > Export Presentation Package.
You will be presented with a dialogue to choose the export location and whether all video channels are included in the Package.
Leave Only export selected channels unticked, if you want to include all clip angles/channels in your Presentation Package.
Presentation Packages can be distributed to others and opened in Focus or MatchTracker. Double click the Presentation Package to open (Mac). Or, go to Open > Open Presentation Package (Windows).