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Alphabetical Help Index

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Accurate Time

Lumberjack System relies on accurate date, time and time zone information (unless using SMPTE Timecode).

 

Add, Edit or Delete Keywords During Logging

You can add, edit and delete keywords in the Web Logger any time during the shoot. In the other logging interfaces you can add a keyword during the shoot, and edit in the Web Logger.

 

Add Favorite Range, iOS Add Favorite Range

A Favorite range is added when you click on the Favorite button. It will start at the time set in the Backtimer, and finish at the current time.

 

Add Logger or Lumberyard Users

The Manager user can add logger (iOS, web logger, backLogger or noteLogger) users, and/or Lumberyard users. Users can be deactivated after the necessary access period.

 

Add Logged Keyword Ranges to FCP X Clips

Lumberyard's Keyword Mode aligns keyworded time ranges with Event  XML from Final Cut Pro X, includes basic string-outs of keywords.

 

Add Lower Third Names

The Lumberyard app can take logged Person Keywords and generate basic Lower Third Titles with the logged name.

 

Add Markers During Logging

In the web or iOS Logger turn a keyword on and back off within five seconds to create a Marker instead of a Keyword Range. More details under Logging the Event on the linked page.

 

Add Notes to Keyword Ranges - iOS Logger

You can add a note to a Keyword Range in the iOS Logger by finishing the Keyword Range with a long press instead of a tap. Press and hold until the note entry panel opens. You can add or edit notes by swiping down with a two finger swipe in a column to review that column's logged Keyword Ranges which can then be reviewed, and notes added or edited.

 

Add Notes to Keyword Ranges - noteLogger

For real-time logging on a macOS devices, we have noteLogger. noteLogger logs real-time keyword ranges with the additional ability to add a note directly to the keyword range. "Comments" are a very specific type of note only available in the web logger.

 

Add Reject Range, iOS Add Reject Range

A Reject  range is added when you click on the Reject button. It will start at the time set in the Backtimer, and finish at the current time.

 

Add Titles

The Lumberyard app can take logged Person Keywords and generate basic Lower Third Titles with the logged name.

 

Add Transcripts to FCP X Clips

Lumberyard's Transcript Mode allows us to batch import and align transcripts with Clips, Multicam Clips or Synchronized Clips from Final Cut Pro X. Transcript Mode also automatically derives Magic Keywords from the Transcripts. Transcripts must be provided.

 

backLogger and RED R3D media

backLogger uses an AVFoundation player that does not natively support Red Digital Cinema R3D files. However there is a way to use backLogger with R3D files:

 

Backtime, iOS Backtime

Because it takes time to enter keywords, or decide on the topic, Lumberjack's logging interfaces include a backtime widget to set the start of the keyword range an amount of time in the past. Keyword range end will always be the current time. Backtime also applies to Favorite and Reject ranges.

 

Cancel Subscription

One, two, or three month  and annual subscriptions terminate at the end of the period and you will need to reestart access when you next wish to use Lumberjack System. Monthly subscribers can cancel once the initial 12 month commitment is complete. The option to cancel will appear in the Manage Users & Account area of the web application.

 

Change Credit Card Details

You can update credit card details at any time from the Create & Manage Lumberjack Account.

 

Comment

The Comment field is for communicating messages to the editors. A Comment Keyword range will be created and the note in the comment field will become a Note for that Keyword Range. Note: you can add and edit notes on Keyword Ranges in the iOS Logger.

 

Correct Time Offset

Not every camera has its time accurately set, so Lumberyard provides the ability to adjust camera time to match the logged time ranges. We recommending shooting the iOS clock or Logger interface to easily calculate any time offset required.

 

Create a Lumberjack Account

Within a Lumberjack account there can be three distinct operational roles:

  • Manager: the person who "owns" and manages the account. The person who pays for the account;
  • Logger, using either the web, iOS or backLogger apps; or
  • A Lumberyard user - the editor or assistant who uses the Lumberyard App.

 

Create an Event

All Lumberjack Events start in the Web application

 

Create, Delete and Manage Users

The Manager user can create, deactivate and activate Logging or Lumberyard users.

 

Create (or modify or Hide) an Event

Events cannot be deleted (in order to maintain database integrity) but they can be hidden, and the associated keywords modified.

 

Create Select String-outs from Keyworded Clips

Lumberyard's Story Mode allows us to send multiple Events or a Library of already Keyworded (via Keyword Mode) and generate keyword-based string-outs from all the Events together. You can incorporate additional logging inside Final Cut Pro X  in these string-outs.

 

Delete, Create and Manage Users

The Manager user can add logger (iOS, web logger, backLogger or noteLogger) users, and/or Lumberyard users. Users can be deactivated after the necessary access period.

 

Delete Event(s)

Events cannot be deleted  in order to maintain database integrity, but they can be hidden from view in the web logger so they do not show in the Events menu.

 

Delete Keywords

Keywords can be deleted from the logging interface from the List view for either Location, Person, Activity, or Other columns. Deleting a keyword removes it from the logging interface, but any existing logged uses of the keyword remain in the database.

 

Deselect all Keywords

You can deselect all keywords by stopping logging. Alternatively you can deselect all in a logging column using the relevant Deselect button in the web logger, and the relevant X character in the iOS logger.

 

Download your Events to the iOS Logger

When you log in to the iOS Logger app, it downloads all Events on this account to storage on the iOS device.

 

Edit, Add or Delete Keywords During Logging

You can add, edit and delete keywords in the Web Logger any time during the shoot. In the other logging interfaces you can add a keyword during the shoot, and edit in the Web Logger.

 

Edit Keywords

Keywords can be edited from the logging interface, from the List view for either Location, Person, Activity, or Other columns. If you edit a keyword that's already been used for logging it will update all the instances of that logged keyword in all your Events. All logged instances will be updated to the new keyword.

 

Edit Notes on logged Keyword Ranges - iOS Logger

You can add a note to a Keyword Range in the iOS Logger by finishing the Keyword Range with a long press instead of a tap. Press and hold until the note entry panel opens. You can add or edit notes by swiping down with a two finger swipe in a column to review that column's logged Keyword Ranges, which can then be reviewed, and notes added or edited.

 

End Logging

You can end logging of all keywords by stopping logging. Alternatively you can deselect all in a logging column using the relevant Deselect button in the web logger, and the relevant X character in the iOS logger.

 

Favorite Range, iOS Add Favorite Range

A Favorite range is added when you click on the Favorite button. It will start at the time set in the Backtimer, and finish at the current time.

 

Foreign Language Support

Lumberjack System is fully Unicode based and supports all languages and character sets everywhere, except the column headers/categories in the real time logging interface.

 

Hide and Event

Events cannot be deleted  in order to maintain database integrity, but they can be hidden from view in the web logger so they do not show in the Events menu.

 

Introduction to the Lumberyard App

An overview of the Lumberyard application and it's three modes: Keyword Mode; Story Mode; Transcript Mode.

 

Keyword Mode

Lumberyard's Keyword Mode aligns keyworded time ranges with Event  XML from Final Cut Pro X, includes basic string-outs of keywords.

 

Language Support

Lumberjack System is fully Unicode based and supports all languages and character sets everywhere, except the column headers/categories in the real time logging interface.

 

Logging an Event

The basic process of logging an Event is found under the Logging an Event heading, including how to start
and stop a keyword range.

 

Log already shot footage

While Lumberjack is focused on real-time logging, the backLogger application allows logging of already shot footage into the Lumberjack metadata world.

 

Log already shot RED R3D media

Real time logging and keywording is fully supported in the normal workflow, but backLogger uses an AVFoundation player that does not natively support Red Digital Cinema R3D files. However there is a way to use backLogger with R3D files:

 

Log into the Web Application/Logger

Event creation, keyword allocation, keyword uploads, metadata log review, and account/user management are handled in the web logger.

 

Log with Notes

For real-time logging on a macOS devices, we have noteLogger. noteLogger logs real-time keyword ranges with the additional ability to add a note directly to the keyword range. In the iOS Logger, you can add a Note to a Keyword Range by ending a Keyword Range with a long press (instead of a tap) or by adding a Note via the review screen.

 

Logging Individual Cameras During a Shoot

Lumberjack is designed to be versatile. You can have multiple people logging the same event and all logs will be consolidated together; you can log multiple, different Events at the same time; or you can log specific cameras during an Event using multiple Events.

 

Logging Setups

Lumberjack is designed to be versatile. You can have multiple people logging the same event and all logs will be consolidated together; you can log multiple, different Events at the same time; or you can log specific cameras during an Event using multiple Events.

 

Lumberyard Introduction

An overview of the Lumberyard application and it's three modes: Keyword Mode; Story Mode; Transcript Mode.

 

Magic Keywords

Lumberyard's Transcript Mode allows us to derive Magic Keywords while we do a batch import to align transcripts with Clips, Multicam Clips or Synchronized Clips from Final Cut Pro X. Transcripts must be provided.

 

Manage Access to Lumberjack System

Even if your account has lapsed you can restart access any time, without creating a new account. All previously logged Events will still be available after restarting access.

 

Manage , Create or Delete Users

The Manager user can add logger (iOS, web logger, backLogger or noteLogger) users, and/or Lumberyard users. Users can be deactivated after the necessary access period.

 

Markers - Logging

In the web or iOS Logger turn a keyword on and back off within five seconds to create a Marker instead of a Keyword Range. More details under Logging the Event on the linked page.

 

Metadata View

The best results will be obtained when you install - and use - the Lumberjack Metadata View. Instructions on installing are under the "In Final Cut Pro X - Prepare Media" heading or install from Lumberyard's Help Menu. The Lumberjack Metadata view includes more time related metadata that helps Lumberjack more accurately align logged keyword ranges with Clips.

 

Multiple Loggers  logging the Same Event

Lumberjack is designed to be versatile. You can have multiple people logging the same event and all logs will be consolidated together; you can log multiple, different Events at the same time; or you can log specific cameras during an Event using multiple Events.

 

Multiple Events at the Same Time

Lumberjack is designed to be versatile. You can have multiple people logging the same event and all logs will be consolidated together; you can log multiple, different Events at the same time; or you can log specific cameras during an Event using multiple Events.

 

Notes

For real-time logging on a macOS devices, we have noteLogger. noteLogger logs real-time keyword ranges with the additional ability to add a note directly to the keyword range. "Comments" are a very specific type of note only available in the web logger.

 

Prepare Events in FCP X for Lumberyard

Ingest Media to Final Cut Pro X as you would normally. Optionally make Multicam Clips or Synchronized Clips. Make sure you are using the Lumberjack Metadata View (installed from the Lumberyard Help Menu) when exporting XML - or before dragging an Event to Lumberyard.

 

Reject Range, iOS Reject Range

A Reject  range is added when you click on the Reject button. It will start at the time set in the Backtimer, and finish at the current time.

 

Restart Access to Lumberjack System

Even if your account has lapsed you can restart access any time, without creating a new account. All previously logged Events will still be available after restarting access.

 

Review Logs after Logging

You can review currently logged keywords for an Event in the Web Logger. Logs made in the Web Logger, backLogger and noteLogger will be available immediately. Logs from the iOS logger will be available for review in the Web Logger after uploading.

In the iOS Logger, you can add or edit notes by swiping down with a two finger swipe in a column to review that column's logged Keyword Ranges, which can then be reviewed, and notes added or edited.

 

Review Notes

Notes added to Keyword Ranges in noteLogger or the iOS Logger can be reviewed in three places: in the Web app (after upload), in the iOS Logger by swiping down with two fingers in the iOS Logger, or in the noteLogger app.

 

Searching Transcripts

To search the transcripts select the Transcripts Folder created by Lumberjack within your Event. Searching (Filter) in this folder will take you to the Keyword Range containing the search term in the Notes field.

 

Set Camera Clocks

Lumberjack System relies on accurate date, time and time zone information (unless using SMPTE Timecode).

 

Slate a Lumberjack Shoot

Lumberjack does not require any slating or other synchronizing point as long as camera time is set accurately but it can be useful to shoot an iOS clock or the time display in the logging interface as a reference if it is necessary to calculate any time offset .

 

Start Keyword Range in the Past - backtime

Because it takes time to enter keywords, or decide on the topic, Lumberjack's logging interfaces include a backtime widget to set the start of the keyword range an amount of time in the past. Keyword range end will always be the current time. Backtime also applies to Favorite and Reject ranges.

 

Stop Logging

You can end logging of all keywords by stopping logging. Alternatively you can deselect all in a logging column using the relevant Deselect button in the web logger, and the relevant X character in the iOS logger.

 

Story Mode

Lumberyard's Story Mode allows us to send multiple Events or a Library of already Keyworded (via Keyword Mode) and generate keyword-based string-outs from all the Events together. You can incorporate additional logging inside Final Cut Pro X  in these string-outs.

 

Timecode

Lumberjack System works with both Time of Day or SMPTE Timecode (for hour, minute, second, frame data only, the date still comes from the media file).

 

Transcript Mode

Lumberyard's Transcript Mode allows us to batch import and align transcripts with Clips, Multicam Clips or Synchronized Clips from Final Cut Pro X. Transcript Mode also automatically derives Magic Keywords from the Transcripts. Transcripts must be provided.

 

Undo

In the Web Loggger, there is an Undo button to reverse the last action. In the iOS logger, you shake the device to undo.

 

Upload to Server

The logs made on the iOS logger need to be uploaded to the server when logging is finished and the device is connected to the Internet. If there are logs not uploaded the upload icon will change to red until the logs are uploaded.

Logs made in the Web Logger, noteLogger or backLogger are uploaded as they are made and no separate upload is necessary.

 

 

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