8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2013 10:21 AM by byroningram

    inserting video clips

    byroningram

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      inserting video clips

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           Hi,

           I am trying to create a database for video clips using FMP 12.

           I was wondering how you might be able to create a field that would display the video file so you could preview it without actually including the video clip within the FMP file.

           Maybe something like a link that would 'play' on each record.

           Any ideas on how I could do this?

           Thanks!

        • 1. Re: inserting video clips
          philmodjunk

               Both container fields and web viewers can be used to "play" a video. Videos can be inserted as "store a reference" which then stores a link to the vido file without actually storing a copy of the file in the container field.

          • 2. Re: inserting video clips
            byroningram

            PhilModJunk

                 thanks PhilModJunk

                 But how do I do this, I go into manage database, then I select the field and make it a container but that seems to be as far as I can get with it.

                 And even when it is a container I can't select 'quicktime' or 'audio/video' it will only let me select 'picture' or 'file'

                  

                 I know i'm missing a step I was hoping you could tell me which one it is.

                  

                 Cheers,

                 Bman

            • 3. Re: inserting video clips
              JimMac

                   In layout mode, select the container... use Inspector Data Tab... way down at bottom select interactive content box.

                   Jim....

              • 4. Re: inserting video clips
                byroningram

                     thanks Jim,

                     do you know where I would go to make it previewable so it doens' t have to upload directly into the database?

                     I am afraid that by the time I load all of the clips I need to the database will crash.

                      

                     Also do you know how big any one database can be?

                      

                     Cheers

                     Bman

                • 5. Re: inserting video clips
                  JimMac

                       See Phil's comment above.  I not sure about Previewable, but you can see the movie without "embedding" in you DB file.  For ease of back up, i would keep the movies and DB in same root directory.

                       Jim....

                  • 6. Re: inserting video clips
                    byroningram

                         ok... the problem is I don't even know where to begin to find out how to store a reference. I have checked out the uer manuel and I am going back to the forums.. any ideas?

                          

                         Bman

                    • 7. Re: inserting video clips
                      philmodjunk

                           The option may not appear. It depends on the insertion method you selected.

                           If I pull down the insert menu in FileMaker 12 and select Insert QuickTime, I am not given the "by reference" option as this method will insert the video by reference automatically.

                           If I specify Interactive Content for the container field and select Insert Audio/Video, I get a check box I can select to specify this option:

                      • 8. Re: inserting video clips
                        byroningram

                             Hey Thanks a lot for the help guys!

                             Bman