01 - Player Basics


There where the CONstruct is primarily about loading media, conforming and data management, the Player is where you do reviews, use all the creative tools for grading and compositing including (third-party) plug-ins, edit a timeline, managing audio and outputting to a VCR.

The UI of the Player is made up of:

  1. The top part of the player, called the View Port, displays the current shot.
  2. By swiping up the View Port Control Bar shows/hides at the top of the View Port. In addition, you can activate a series of Floating panels for tasks like managing Layers, handling Audio volume and displaying Statistics from the Control Bar. Note that swiping up will also hide/show all these active panels at once. This is a quick way to get a clean view of the view Port image.
  3. Swiping right in the View Port will show/hide the Media Stacks for managing versions, meta-data, staging and outputs.
  4. At the bottom of the View Port the semi transparent View Port Tool bar is located for managing the content of the View Port and switching between single- and dual- view.
  5. The Player Menu Bar splits the View Port and the Menu panels and contains the Transporter controls and the mini-timeline below it.
  6. The bottom part is the Menu Panel and contains the controls of the current selected module. Swiping down will hide/show this panel.
  7. Swiping left show/hides the Layer Stack. Note that this panel can also be dragged elsewhere in the View Port.


You can resize the view Port by swiping down. This will hide the menu panel but maintain the Transporter controls. Swiping down again will also hide the Transporter controls, making the image full screen.Another swipe action will revert to the initial situation.


The next two paragraphs discuss most of the generic elements in the Player and the different navigation tools.

Posted - Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:05:41 PM