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The Layermanager enables the layer-based processing of video media, a procedure well known in image processing. Individual image components are composed together in a stack, from bottom to top.<br>
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The layer manager is the origin of the output pipeline, where the compositing for the track happens. <br>
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==Introduction==
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The Layer Manager enables the layer-based processing of video media, a procedure well known in image processing. Individual image components are composed together in a stack, from bottom to top.<br>
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The Layer Manager is the origin of the Output Pipeline, where the compositing for the track happens. <br>
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==Features==
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By default it contains a number of 8 layers (per Track). '''(A)'''
 
By default it contains a number of 8 layers (per Track). '''(A)'''
  
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:'''Settings &rarr; Windows &rarr; Misc'''.
 
:'''Settings &rarr; Windows &rarr; Misc'''.
  
A Maximum of 16 Layers can be used in each Track.
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A Maximum of 16 layers can be used in each Track.
  
'''Layers:''' Media in playback, is shown here. '''(B)'''
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Layers: media in playback, is shown here. '''(B)'''
:The layers work in a bottom to top structure, the higher layer is on top in the output.
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*The layers work in a bottom to top structure, the higher layer is on top of the output.
:The layers can be linked with each other through the chain symbol on the top-right corner of each layer.
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*The layers can be linked with each other through the chain symbol on the top-right corner of each layer.
:Each modification applied to a linked layer will be applied also to the other linked layers.  
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*Each modification applied to a linked layer will be applied also to the other linked layers.  
:By editing a linked layer while holding the 'Modifier Key' (Windows: CTRL), only the selected layer is modified.   
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*By editing a linked layer while holding the Modifier Key (Windows: CTRL), only the selected layer is modified.   
  
 
[[File:Layer_Manager.png|728px]]
 
[[File:Layer_Manager.png|728px]]
  
 
{{#mpdftags: pagebreak}}
 
{{#mpdftags: pagebreak}}
'''Layer Preview:''' Shows a preview of the selected layer. '''(C)'''
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Layer Preview: shows a preview of the selected layer. '''(C)'''
:A clip from Preload, File Browser or Live Editor can be dragged&dropped here and it will be played in the first free layer from bottom.  
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*A clip from Preload, File Browser or Live Editor can be dragged&dropped here and it will be played in the first free layer from bottom.  
:The position of layer in output, can be edited here by drag&drop and can be scaled by using the two pivots on top of the preview.
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*The position of layer in output, can be edited here by drag&drop and can be scaled using the two pivots on top of the Layer Preview.
'''[[Transforms]]:''' Editable values to transform the size and shape of the output layer. '''(D)'''
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[[Transforms]]: editable values to transform the size and shape of the selected layer. '''(D)'''
  
'''Create Patch:''' Creates a Patch, namely saves the composition in 'Set' to be recalled in a later moment.
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Create Patch: creates a Patch, namely saves the composition in Set to be recalled in a later moment.
:A Patch can be made from the selected track or, simultaneously from more tracks. See also [[Set]]. '''(E)'''
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*A Patch can be made from the selected track or, simultaneously from more tracks. See also [[Set]]. '''(E)'''
'''Delete:''' The 'Delete Layer' button is marked with an 'X'. By clicking it, the selected layer will be deleted.'''(F)'''
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Delete: the Delete Layer button is marked with an 'X'. By clicking it, the selected layer will be deleted.'''(F)'''
:Clicking 'X' while holding the Modifier Key (Windows: CTRL), deletes all the layers of the track at once.  
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*Clicking X while holding the Modifier Key (Windows: CTRL), deletes all the layers of the track at once.  
:''Tipp: deleting a layer saves the edits in the original preload of the layer.''
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*''Tip: deleting a layer saves the changes in the original Preload of the layer.''
  
 
[[File:Layer_Manager2.png|728px]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:00, 24 March 2020

Introduction

The Layer Manager enables the layer-based processing of video media, a procedure well known in image processing. Individual image components are composed together in a stack, from bottom to top.
The Layer Manager is the origin of the Output Pipeline, where the compositing for the track happens.

Features

By default it contains a number of 8 layers (per Track). (A)

The settings can be changed in the Settings menu under:

Settings → Windows → Misc.

A Maximum of 16 layers can be used in each Track.

Layers: media in playback, is shown here. (B)

  • The layers work in a bottom to top structure, the higher layer is on top of the output.
  • The layers can be linked with each other through the chain symbol on the top-right corner of each layer.
  • Each modification applied to a linked layer will be applied also to the other linked layers.
  • By editing a linked layer while holding the Modifier Key (Windows: CTRL), only the selected layer is modified.

Layer Manager.png

{{#mpdftags: pagebreak}} Layer Preview: shows a preview of the selected layer. (C)

  • A clip from Preload, File Browser or Live Editor can be dragged&dropped here and it will be played in the first free layer from bottom.
  • The position of layer in output, can be edited here by drag&drop and can be scaled using the two pivots on top of the Layer Preview.

Transforms: editable values to transform the size and shape of the selected layer. (D)

Create Patch: creates a Patch, namely saves the composition in Set to be recalled in a later moment.

  • A Patch can be made from the selected track or, simultaneously from more tracks. See also Set. (E)

Delete: the Delete Layer button is marked with an 'X'. By clicking it, the selected layer will be deleted.(F)

  • Clicking X while holding the Modifier Key (Windows: CTRL), deletes all the layers of the track at once.
  • Tip: deleting a layer saves the changes in the original Preload of the layer.

Layer Manager2.png