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Properties/Output Properties/Metadata - Remove 'Use' from 'Use Strip Metadata', as it is use is implied when the check box is selected
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Authored by Adrian Newton (TFS) on Mon, Mar 9, 5:51 PM.

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Brecht Van Lommel (brecht)
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Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) requested changes to this revision.Tue, Mar 10, 1:55 PM

This option is different than the others, it will use metadata from the scene strip instead of the current scene.

Maybe that should be communicated better somehow, but I don't think making it more similar to the other items helps with that.

This revision now requires changes to proceed.Tue, Mar 10, 1:55 PM

Would it be better to use say another symbol (say an Asterisk), at the end of 'Strip Metadata' to convey that this option is different from the rest?

When there are two opposing options, we should use an enum instead. Could be like this:

Use Metadata From: (Scene / Strip)

How about:

  1. Remove the word 'use'
  1. Add an asterisk, '*Strip Metatadata'.

Using an '*' in a document, like numbered citations usually infers more information is available in the footer, but in this case, I think people would assume, in the Tooltip?

  1. Modify the Tooltip, incorporating Williams suggestion.

I don't an asterisk is a good solution. Instead I suggest:

  • Rename to "Metadata from Strip"
  • Move this setting out of the column flow, and onto its own line
  • Use if rd.use_sequencer and len(context.scene.sequence_editor.sequences) > 0: to hide it when there are no strips.

It can also be made into an enum, but this would go most of the way and only requires Python edits.

Diff with your suggestions