Undo-last-action button

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
What did you do that you need to undo? Accidentally delete a cut? Accidentally skip away from a carefully placed marker? Accidentally move something in the title editor/DVD menu editor? There aren't a lot of things I can think of VideoReDo which would warrant an undo command, but maybe we can look into it if you let us know exactly what you'd like to undo.

Dan
 

Tudor

New member
Sometimes when doing a lot of cuts I've done "Sel Start" instead of "Sel End" and an undo command would have been useful!
 

vur

New member
Thanks for your concern and prompt replies.

Like "TUDOR" what I tend to do when selecting adverts is (after correctly marking a few) is move on along the file and click the end of cut button instead of the start of cut. All my careful selections then turn to red and I have to start again.

I expect I'm going to curse when you tell me how simple it is to avoid starting over but somehow I have been unable to find the solution.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
Any time you're making a new cut that could potentially conflict with a cut you've already made it pops up a dialog asking if you want to combine, replace or cancel. If it was unintentional then just hit hit cancel and you wont lose your previously made cuts. Another thing you can do, just to make sure you don't lose your place, is to press the A button after you hone in on the frame you want. That will place a scene marker that you can then jump to with the arrow buttons next to the Ad Scan button. That way if you accidentally press the wrong button you can just jump back to where you were and quickly set the start and end positions again.

Dan
 

phd

Super Moderator
Have you tried the Ctrl+Z keys?

It also sounds like you have Enable One-Click selection on. Tools>Options>General parameters
 

Tudor

New member
Yep. CTRL-Z will only "un-mark" a selection marked for delete, changes it from red to green and stops it being cut.

Even if you are making only one 'cut' in a file, if you inadvertently select "Sel. End" instead of "Sel. Start" you lose the start point of the cut and have to redo it. I know it's called VideoReDo, but seriously an undo would be useful. It's very easy to do a slip of the fiingers as I expect many people have found. I have to use manual cutting as Ad-Detective is useless on UK programmes.
 

bkh

New member
Hi, vur and Tudor.

Could you please restate your scenario? I don't understand what went wrong.

I tried the following experiment and CTRL-Z did what was expected:
1. move into the video and click Mark In
2. move further into the video and click Mark Out (the section between turns red)
3. move further into the video to start a second cut but erroneously click Mark Out instead of Mark In (this extends the previously existing red section so it reaches the current position.)
4. press CTRL-Z (this retracts the red section to what was there after step 2, while leaving the cursor at the point where I clicked the wrong button in step 3)
5. now press Mark In as originally intended to start the second cut --- everything is ok....
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
I believe what he's saying is that he hunts down the start of a commercial, presses "Set Start", then hunts down the end of the commercial and then hits "Set Start" again thus losing the position he originally had set as the start. That action can not be undone.

Tudor, try the trick I mentioned with the A button. It will place a marker at each point so if you do hit the wrong button then you'll have an easy way to jump back to where you were.

Dan
 

Tudor

New member
Dan H, yes I agree the A key does this fine. It's just a case remembering to do it!

Another way of doing this function, although I don't think I like it, is the following.

1 - Have one key/button to insert a cut marker, no sel. start or sel. end key/button.
2 - Hit say the delete key when you have placed the position marker between any two cut markers, section is marked red to say ready to cut. If delete key is hit again goes green, no section marked.

In no way am I suggesting you change VideoReDo like this, just saying there's more ways on killing a cat than by drowning.
 

vur

New member
Back!
Hi people. I've been away/busy for a bit. Firstly thanks for the info./tips/discussion.

I have been playing about with VRD again and trying the tips. I dearly love VRD and have come to the conclusion that it is me with problem because I have different thought processes to Dan. This has probably come about from my using the Undo button in Excel or MSWord long before I discovered VRD. It is now intuitive for me.

Bottom line is that I think an Undo button would suit some people like me. Having said that, I can certainly use VRD as is and have recommended it on many occasions. Please do not be exasperated over this Dan. All users know VRD is great and if I'm off the planet or missing the point, just humor me.
 
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AGu

New member
"One-Click selection" is my favorite, and in this case Ctrl-Z is almost useless.
It would be really nice if Ctrl-Z could capture more subtle events and was able to undo each F3/F4 keypress separately.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
We will think about this, but in the meantime perhaps this will help.

After you undo, you can resposition the start/end markers to the current cut by double clicking either on the cut itself or the entry in the cut list.
 

AGu

New member
Repositioning the markers is indeed easy, thanks. (BTW, Tab and Shift-Tab are also useful.) The bad thing is that "undo" can easily remove recently found (by one's own sweat and blood) marker positions and even collapse several subsequent cuts into a single large cut. (This is why I just don't use "undo" at all. It is scary! :))
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
even collapse several subsequent cuts into a single large cut.
Can you please explain how this is happening? This is supposed to be a "user friendly" feature :)

There's also a redo to "undo the undo".
 

AGu

New member
Can you please explain how this is happening?
Hmm... Strangely enough. I do remeber this happend to me several times, but now I cannot reproduce this. Therefore, I am really sorry for my disinformation!

There's also a redo to "undo the undo".
My goodness, it does exist!? Yes, here it is, Ctrl-Y! I am a block-head. DanR, you've just cured my CtrlZphobia!

Again, I am very confused. Sorry. And thanks!
 
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